Fun Skydive Ideas for Newer Jumpers

Last updated 06 Sep 2023

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Have fun in the sky and finesse your skills with these mapped out skydives!

Are you around the 50-100 jump mark and want to have fun with your friends and finesse your skills in freefall?

The new Boost Jump Handbook from the Australian Parachute Federation is for you!

Boost Jump Handbook

It’s full of fun 2-ways, 3-ways and 4-ways to try, as well as tips and tricks to help you improve and build a strong foundation of skills, no matter what discipline you are interested in pursuing.

You can download it for free here, or even print a copy to keep in your gear bag.

Why was it created?

In Australia, it’s fairly common knowledge that we lose a lot of jumpers between the 50-100 jump mark. This handbook was born out of the desire to inspire and support skydivers at this critical stage in their skydiving careers. Anyone can follow the sequence of jumps or use the handbook as a ‘pick and mix’, with tips and tricks included in each section as prompts and advice.

The handbook gives jumpers, from around the 50 jump mark, fun ideas for skydives they can try with people of similar experience levels, and aims to bring some focus to their jumps while giving them some guidance. It’s also a great resource for mentors, coaches and load organisers, to help them prompt or assist newer jumpers with ideas of suitable jumps they can try.

About The Author

Melissa Harvie was previously the Sport Development Manager for the Australian Parachute Federation, and is an active competitor and National representative in 4-way and 8-way FS. Melissa has been coaching FS and Personal Flying Skills for over 10 years.

She created the Boost Jump Handbook with the help of experienced coaches around Australia, to inspire newer jumpers from around the 50+ jump mark.

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