Friday Freakout: Hard Premature Parachute Opening, Zoo Dive With Inflatable Whale

Posted by Andrew R.

It almost seems fitting that an inflatable whale would be involved in a “zoo dive,” but the end result is a hard premature opening once bodies start colliding. Watch the slow mo to see what caused the premature opening — a pilot chute was bumped by one of the skydivers’ hand as he was ejected from the flailing whale.

Don’t get me wrong, jumping with inflatables is fun, but it’s usually best just to let go instead of fighting to hold on with a death-grip just so you can be be “last man standing” with the inflatable.