Skydiving, BASE and other extreme air sports often find their way into mainstream channels through mysterious ways. Here is one – the song Try by French pop-rock duo DILAHYO. Members Yann Guelmi and Nellio have known each other for ten years and worked together in their home studies since 2008. They state that DILAHYO wants you to dance and escape from the everyday world. Their name is an anagram of HOLIDAY, and the duo seeks inspiration from many sources, ranging from Coldplay, OneRepublic) to synthpop (The Killers, Owl City), french pop and mainstream pop (Maroon 5, P!nk).
From this blend of influences emerged three songs with catchy tunes and great energy.
Their first video, Try, a compilation of sport/dance/fun activities – includes a whole bunch of familiar visuals, expressing joy and energy in a highly uplifting track. Give it a view!
Visit their Facebook page or YouTube channel to keep tabs on future releases, their upcoming album and concerts.
Aerodyne Research has released powder-coated reserve handles in bright new colors, allowing Icon owners to reach new heights in gear matchy-ness. Arch, look, reach and all that jazz – in style.
Handles are available in Corsa Red, Electric Blue, Electric Lime, Cab Red, Deep Purple, Gloss Black, Stealth Flat Black and Gunmetal. The good old standby of Polished Classic remains available.
Image courtesy of Aerodyne Research
Handles are available for order via the Aerodyne website and retail for $90.00 as a spare part. Icon owners should make sure to have your their serial number handy to complete the order.
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Never a dull moment around Trunk from Hypoxic. In the video below you can see Trunk’s canopy open with a tension knot on the left front riser. He wrangles with it for a short moment, cuts away and deploys his reserve. Then the video shifts into time-lapse mode for approach and landing – and eventually following the cutaway main canopy as it lands in a pond.
Trunk proceeds to strip down to his skivvies, jumps in the pond to retrieve his beloved Valkyrie and doggie paddles it back to shore. All perfectly captured by his GoPro and expertly edited by the master himself.
Well done, Trunk!!
Sydney Williams of Planet Green Socks has big dreams for the events in the skydiving industry. There are a handful of legendary events that continue to blow our minds year after year, event after event.
Ever think that YOUR event (no matter how big or small) should be escalated to mind-blowing status as well? Yes? But how, you ask?
“How to Plan a Skydiving Event” – the guide.
The answer: How to Plan a Skydiving Event – the Guide.
The guide covers everything you need to know in order to execute a badass, legendary event that jumpers, vendors, and organizers will talk about long after the sunset load takes off on the last day. Whether you already have a good handle on how to execute events, or you’re dreaming up your version of something epic for your own DZ, this guide will give you the framework a professional event planner would use.
Visit the Planet Green Socks website to learn more and reserve your copy of the guide. Starting today through August 2nd, you’ll get the guide and a 1-hour event consulting call with Sydney for $250. The price goes up on launch day, so don’t wait too long to reserve your copy.
Earlier this month Cookie Helmets released the long-awaited Fuel Flat Lock Adapter.
The Fuel Flat Lock Adapter is an easy-to-install adapter that provides a secure option for top-mounted video and still cameras. Created for Fuel jumpers wanting to take their open-face helmet to the next level, as well as for camera flyers who have been waiting for a low-profile top-mount to create the perfect work helmet.
When combined with the Fuel Cutaway Chin Cup, you have a helmet system with a sleep profile and easy to access cutaway handle, requiring minim force to engage. The Flat Lock Adapter retails for $27 USD. The Flat Lock Camera Mount is sold separately for $109 USD. Both are available for purchase online via the Cookie website, or through your favorite dealer.
Fuel Flatlock Adapter mounted on a Fuel helmet