i39: January 2013
On the cover
VFS world champions Raphaël Coudray, Frederic Nenet, Nicolas Ratier, Julien Guiho and Yannick Poletti of the French "Team4Speed" during the 2012 World Parachuting Championships in Dubai. Photo by Rolf Kuratle, EAA.
In This Issue
Resolutions for the End of the World by Dean “Princess” Ricci aka The Fuckin’ Pilot
Is The Fuckin’ Pilot really a safe zombie sex advocate?
Kickass Designs, Facebook Posts, & Free Canopies: The NZ Aerosports SkyArt Competition Uncut by Shannon Seyb
Boobs, flames, turtles, dragons, Spongebob Squarepants, and Decepticons have one thing in common: They all failed to win NZ Aerosports’ SkyArt competition.
Turkish Delights: Hijinks over Father Mountain by Annette O’Neil
Were you in the market for another exotic locale to daydream about? We got your exotic daydream fantasy subject right here.
XRW How-To by Katie Hansen and TJ Landgren
Do you really know what you’re doing up there? Maybe read this article before your next XRW attempt. The life you save could be your own.
2012 World Parachuting Championships: A Photo Essay by Rolf Kuratle, Emirates Aviation Association
Have you heard of this placed called Dubai? It looks amazing!
Flopping Your Hog: A Guide to Boogie-ing on a Weather Hold by Faith Hewitt-Treadwell
Sandy hijinks at Skydive Palatka.
Homegrown Good Times by Amahra Perry
The best boogie you’ve never heard of, deep in the heart of the Midwest.
Racquetball, Anyone? by Moe Viletto
We are super psyched for the chance to publish some of the craziest, actually really happened stories by an urban BASE pioneer. This is the first of hopefully many entries into the BASE history category.
Centerfold: Roberta Mancino flies the crack by Noah Bahnson
She’s the shit.
Mission to the Eiger, Part 3 by Alastair Macartney
The conclusion of Jump4Heroes epic journey to the epic Eiger. With minimal casualties this time around. Video coming out any day now…
No More Needles for Me by Ian Smith
Ian sold plasma to buy his first rig.
My Egg Carton by Mariah Veis
Mariah sold future humans. Mariah wins.
World Wingsuit League Grand Prix
Speedy wingsuiting in China. Julain Boulle wins.
A Day with a Champion by Jay Sylvester
In what other sport can a beginner compete on the same team with a world champion? Skydiving wins.
Turning Points: Mondial 2012 in Dubai—and a Golden Opportunity by Kurt Gaebel, National Skydiving League
Kurt goes to Dubai with skepticism, comes home with belief. We all win if Dubai wins.
Baby, You’re a Firework by Melanie Curtis
Everyone says you should make your dreams come true, but Melanie can actually show you how.
SkyGod’s New Year’s Resolutions by SkyGod
“Resolution #1: Stop telling people to f*** off unless they really deserve it.” Sorry SkyGod, but we think you may have already broken that resolution.