i100: April 2018
On the cover
All the covers from our first issue in July 2009 to the present.
Cover Photo | by 66 talented people
|Raymond Adams||Kenneth Gajda||Ben Nelson|
|Laszlo Andacs||Marco Glaviano||Javier ‘Buzz’ Ortiz|
|Adam Andrews||Laura Golly||Dave Padyjasek|
|Karlee Ayers||Dave Gransden||Randi Paquette|
|Luciano Bacque||Mark Harris||Jeff Provenzano|
|Pierre Badenhorst||James Hatch||Dano Robertson|
|Marty Barman||Phil High/EAA||Mariano Rosales|
|Curt Bartholomew||Barry Holubeck||Daniel Schiermeyer|
|Marius Beck Dahle||Matt Hoover||Bill Schmitz|
|Trond Bolstad||Andrzej Jesmanowicsz||April Schuldt|
|Brian Buckland||Becky Johns||Samantha Schwann|
|Bruno Brokken||Scott Jontes||Elina Sirparanta|
|Gustavo Cabana||Robin Kellam||Maksim Slobodian|
|Scott Callantine||Norman Kent||Deane “Smudge” Smith|
|Justin Carmody||Guru Khalsa||Randy Swallows|
|Jeff Chan||Mark “Trunk” Kirschenbaum||Brad Vancina|
|David Cherry||Derrick Krakau||Pat Walker|
|Dom Daher||Rolf Kuratle||Aidan Walters|
|Niklas Daniel||Wolfgang Lienbacher||Chad Wilcox|
|Jeff Donohue||James “Macca” Macdonald||Kelly Winegar|
|Sindre Espejord||Chris “Douggs” McDougall||Avalon Wolf|
|Jens Esselstrom||Wayne McLachlan||John Zagoda|
Featured Photo | by Ismael Iribar
Taylor Thelander, the white bunny, and Robert Vasquez, the pink bunny, exit a Skyvan at the Falling Gators 20th annual Boogie at Skydive Palatka. Photo by Ismael Iribar • instagram.com/ismael.iribar
- Take It DZ | Nadene Beyerbach, Adventure Creative
- Compass & Crow Corner
- Who Should BASE Jump? By Jimmy Pouchert
Happy New Year from the Wuhan Clan! | by Zach Lewis
According to Time magazine and multiple other sources, this was to be by far the largest TV event in the world. This made the Super Bowl, with its 120 million viewers, look like the local news broadcast.
Photo Essay: Spring Fling | by Denis Zhuravkov and Michael “Chico” Tomaselli
Centerfold | by 57 of the world’s most talented photographers
|Michael Anderson||Greg Gasson||Kazuyuki Oyama|
|Jason Arsenault||Andreas Gubser||Will Penny|
|Luciano Bacque||Tim Hajewski||Jason Peters|
|Pierre Badenhorst||Mason Holden||Andrew Revesz|
|Noah Bahnson||Barry Holubeck||Dano Robertson|
|Marty Barman||Danny Jacobs||Tyler Roemer|
|Alex Bittner||George Katsoulis||Luke Rogers|
|Willy Boeykens||Norman Kent||David Royer|
|Bruno Brokken||Guru Khalsa||Bill Schmitz|
|Jessica Brownlow||Mark “Trunk” Kirschenbaum||April Schuldt|
|Brian Buckland||SSG Mike Koch||Maksim Slobodian|
|Scotty Burns||Derrick Krakau||Randy Swallows|
|Gustavo Cabana||Rolf Kuratle||René Terstegen|
|Scott Callantine||Max Lesziak||Brad Vancina|
|Justin Carmody||Taylor Maag||Lance Wesley|
|Jeff Chan||Juan Mayer||Chad Wilcox|
|SFC Jon Ewald||Marie Nel||Royce Wilson|
|Samantha Farmer||Eskil J. Nielsen-Ferreira||John Zagoda|
|Kenneth Gajda||Josef Nindl||Denis Zhuravkov|
Surviving to Look Back: Female Progression in BASE | by Katie Hansen
In BASE jumping, women are put at great risk by men who want to impress them.
The Nylon Ninjas: Allison Reay | By Hollie-Blue Allum, Performance Designs
And probably my favorite type of freefall is AFF. It’s fun, it’s rewarding, it’s exciting and a little scary. Teaching and bringing people into the sport is the most rewarding to me.
Know Your Past * A Review of “BASE 66: A story of fear, fun and freefall” by Jevto Dedijer | by Mara Schmid
“BASE 66” is an indispensable read to anyone who wants to understand BASE culture and history. That said, I would strongly not recommend this book to anyone as their introduction to BASE or
Stop Selling, Start Connecting | James La Barrie +Dropzone Marketing+}
Our landscape is filled with selling and shouting into the digital sphere, “WE SELL SKYDIVING! WE SELL SKYDIVING! WE SELL SKYDIVING!” The voice of so many DZs in our industry is about selling at the lowest possible price as opposed to offering a service that inspires and enriches lives. We’ve lost our brand story. What is our identity and why are we really doing this? Right now, it’s a straight-up hustle: jam them in and jam them out. Huck meat, throw drogues, complain, repeat.
#MeToo | The Fuckin’ Pilot
All right. Some of you are already pissed off at me just for the title, so do me a favor and bear with me for just a few.
“My Golden Sunshine” | Melanie Curtis
On one piece of land on this earth people get naked in saunas in coed groups without a second thought; on another piece of land on this earth, suggest that same thing and you’ve got red faces and no-f*cking-way all the way around. Without intentionally checking those more widely dictated societal boundaries in our own minds, we will always end up living our lives inside them.
Pick your poison! | SkyGod
1) Next time remember your fucking EPs—if you can’t get out of them, cut away line twists BEFORE you pull reserve. You’re welcome, jackass.
2) Minions, we’ve never gone over SkyGod’s favorite boozes. So, here are notes for when you hacks realize you owe him a bottle!
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