Last year we gathered up some good articles from a handful of companies and individuals, and threw a sort of an online safety day. Over the span of a couple of weeks, it provided a great opportunity for uncurrent skydivers to brush up on their knowledge. Some of the posts in that series remained our most visited throughout the year, with lot of great feedback and information.
We now bring you the 2015 edition. We are still waiting for the final list, as some of our hopeful candidates are juggling busy manufacturing schedules, PIA preparation, competitions and life in general, but hope that they can finagle a submission. If you are an expert skydiver, instructor or gear nut, and would like to share, we still have a handful of slots open. Email Kolla to discuss participation.
Below is a list of most of the authors and topics we have on the schedule. We will be metering these out over the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned for a smorgasbord of skydiving related goodies on your screen.
We present, in no particular order:
- True or False: Will worn lines break during opening, in flight or on landing? Team effort by the Performance Designs staff
- Fitting a Rig by Sandy Reid of Rigging Innovations
- BASE tips – 3 installments by Chris ‘Douggs’ Mcdougall of Base Dreams
– Know Your Limits
– Respect the Weather
– Trust your gut (coming soon)
- Tips and Tricks: How to Improve Upright Flying in the Tunnel (and the sky) by Chris Argyle, instructor at iFly Utah an Skydive Ogden, Utah
- 7 Quick Tips Before Your First Swoop Comp by Andrew ‘Angry’ Woolf
- I’m Not Strong Enough to Flare – a two two part series authored by NZ Aerosports athletes Katie Hansen (Part 1) and Robbie McMillan (Part 2)
- Speed Riding – by the staff at Fluid Wings
- Beginner Safety by NZ Aerosports athlete Matt Fogarty
- Topic to be announced – written by Rigging Legend, submitted through Velocity Sports Equipment
- Another SECRET TOPIC by inside masterminds at NZ Aerosports, Chris Brocks and Julien Peelman. Our inside people in NZ tell us Julien may go into some aerodynamics and Chris will look at the world form a test jumper perspective
- Recurrency: Getting Back Into Skydiving by Melissa Lowe
From the “we might be able to play” files, we have pending submissions from certain PD Factory Team/Flight-1 members, another one from Everest jumper/Tandem Examiner guru Tom Noonan, possibly something from UPT and/or Vigil and some other smart skydivers. Stay tuned, as this list may change!