Free Fall Suspension

19 Jul Free Fall Suspension

I think everyone reading Hook Life has at the very least heard about the free fall suspensions that have been taking place with the Sinner Team in Russia. In an attempt to take body suspension a step further, they have begun a new form of suspending that, love it or hate it, is gaining a lot of attention. The idea seems simple enough; rather than being lifted by the hooks in their skin they are setting up to make it possible for them to jump from some startling high structures, and then glide into a huge swing from the ropes and pulleys supporting the suspendee. As with anything we do, just because it sounds like an easy idea doesn’t mean that it is. In a previous article, Allen Falkner took the time to show the mathematics that must be taken into account to keep this from living up to its name as a ‘Death Swing’. With their full movie presentation being released in a few days at the Oslo Suscon, I think it could be a great time to discuss this idea and the concerns that many people in the suspension community have voiced about it.

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A few things I would like everyone to keep in mind: many of us are very passionate when it comes to body suspension and it can often lead to heated conversations when we disagree,  please try to say what you like in a polite manner to one another. This is not an open forum to bash or be hateful towards each other or any teams, it is a chance for us to learn about something new that is happening in our community. And lastly I would like to say for those of you who are not a fan of the free fall suspensions, from what I know the Sinner Team has been very receptive of advice and critiques that have allowed them to improve and be safer in what they do. To me, the ability to take criticism or negative feedback and turn it into something positive to build upon says a lot about their team and their professionalism. With that said, how do you feel about Free Fall Suspensions?

5 Comments
  • yourmommyface
    Posted at 19:26h, 19 July

    i fucking love it! i love the way these guys stepped it up and brought our beloved passion to a whole new level.

  • Bradde and Bethany
    Posted at 20:35h, 19 July

    Although we’re NOT A FAN of something this extreme and dangerous, we’re SUPER happy that everyone got on the ground safe. It takes way more effort and time and research than we could imagine to pull something off like this, but the main issue is not just the safety of these people, but the safety of the community in general. While the Sinner team have taken all appropriate measures to ensure the success of the suspension, we are worried that many people will attempt the same kind of feat and the outcome will be different. To put it another way, there are plenty of idiots out there that want to try to outdo anything they see. Think of how many suspensions are already being preformed with inappropriate and outdated methods and equipment. Suspensions are taboo enough to society today; an incident concerning great bodily harm or death will certainly create potential legal issues and definitely a terrible reputation. The biggest thing is ensuring the safety of not just the participants, but the safety of the suspension community as a whole.

  • Jared
    Posted at 21:12h, 19 July

    I personally love free fall suspensions. I have experience with cut and drop suspensions, but have yet to jump off a bridge. There was talk of doing such a suspension years ago by two highly regarded practitioners, but the Russians beat us again. I support it as long as its done as safe as possible.

  • Rick
    Posted at 16:13h, 20 July

    I said in the Andrew S face suspension thread that I have a change of heart on some topics. Namely, on a road trip where I had plenty of time in my own head, I thought of Evel Knievel. That man has broken damn near every bone in his body. Should he have been stopped? HELL NO!! ENTERTAIN ME!! I have watched their suspension several times. I do not see anything that they could do to make it safer. I recall as a teenager going to the Sierra Nevada’s and swimming in the North Fork of the American River. Where we went there was a bridge and a rope swing. I swung on that thing all day long and it was a blast. Do not be surprised if you see A.G.R.O. CREW doing something like this in the future. I am currently scouting locations. I say keep it up Sinner Team!!

    WHEN SUSPENSION IS OUTLAWED, ONLY OUTLAWS WILL SUSPEND!!

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