Is swooping dangerous?

Swooping is more dangerous than regular skydiving because of the nature of the sport. This sport is very similar to skydiving, except that there are a few elements added onto it that make it more difficult and more dangerous. For instance, instead of just parachuting down to earth, people maneuver near the ground. There are a so many different things that can go wrong that it is a regular occurrence.

To femur

For instance, there are even terms used within the community of people who enjoy swooping. One of these is the term, “to femur”, which refers to the large number of broken legs which are incurred in the sport. In fact, broken legs are probably the most common injury among people who swoop. Other common injuries include a broken pelvis, and broken collar bone.

X ray with a fracture pelvis that is fixed with 4 screws and 2 rods.
To femur

Why are injuries so common in swooping?

There are a lot of different factors that need to be taken into account every time you go skydiving. These include changes to the wind while you’re in the air, how experienced you are, how experienced the people diving with you are, the terrain, and even whether or not your parachute is packed properly. Now, think about all of these dangers and add on the dangers that might happen if you decide that you want to change things when you get near the ground.

Not only are people who swoop coming in from skydiving, but they are also speeding up and swooping close to the ground at high speeds. These maneuvers add another whole area in which mistakes can be made and injuries can occur. Another problem is that since swooping is such a popular sport, there are a lot of relatively inexperienced skydivers who are looking to get into swooping. It’s best not to try it until you have a very good idea of how to dive.

Will I be injured if I swoop?

While it’s always important to keep the dangers in mind before you do anything like swooping or skydiving in general, you should also keep in mind that there are a lot of people who manage to keep from being injured as well. Just make sure that you remember how potentially dangerous swooping can be, and never ever attempt a jump or a technique if it is beyond your current abilities.