Top Five Exits to Start With

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Bow Exit


This classic beginner exit already has the outside center pre-presented. There is an awesome argument for only launching a bow, even in the competition! The tail has the option to be head-jammed, and if they are, all of the grips are intact. It is sturdy enough to withstand some errors and still come out flying.


Stairstep Diamond

Getting the perfect Stairstep Diamond might be a challenge at first, but getting an ‘okay’ one is achievable. Additionally, the skills each slot learns here are applicable on lots of different exits down the line.


Like the bow, the outside center is pre-presented. There are lots of grips again, making it pretty sturdy. Shorter outside centers can head jam and taller ones can be outside the plane. The point can make or break this exit, so make sure they get presented.

Open Accordion

The Open Accordion has most of the same elements of the Stairstep Diamond, sans the connecting leg grips. Because of this it might be slightly easier to launch, but trickier to keep together once you hit the air.


Finally, the classic Meeker exit. Most outside centers find this to be a daunting task at first. Once you nail it, though, you can grip switch easily to so much of the dive pool it’s worth the investment. Also, the meeker exemplifies what each slot needs to do for lots of other formations, so mastering the skillset helps down the road.

Tags: , ,

I really like Christy's coaching style, it's a great mix of serious and fun, with the ratio adjusted as needed for each person/team. Great organizational skills to keep all the cats herded, and she is skilled and knowledgeable.

» Christine Deglau – Perris Quattro

Get the No-Go-Low Tunnel Drill Guide!

Download the tunnel drill cheat sheet for mastering fall rate.

    • Would you like hear Christy's tunnel and skydiving tips, events, and news by email?>

The cheat sheet is on it's way! You may need to confirm your email before it comes to you.

Share This

Share This

Share this post with your friends!