i57: September 2014
On the cover
Kjersti Eide, Gridset, Norway. Photo by Marius Back Dahle www.mariusbeckdahle.com/fashion/.
On the cover: We start out with a profile of Norwegian BASE jumper Kjersti “Kitty Cat” Eide, by the always fabulous Cynthia Guzman.
In the FlyBy: Take It DZ, the monthly comic by Nadene; tit4tat, the ever-popular breast-cancer awareness PSA; reader question of the month; Lonnie Bissonette’s first jump back at the bridge that bit him 10 years ago; and the opening of the 2014 DZ Awards Voting!
An ekstremsportveko ’14 photo essay by Chris “Giant” Stewart, Team One Call.
A peek into Douggs’ personal BASE logbook.
“The Four Times You Might Quit Skydiving” by Gil Sharon. Yes, you might actually think of quitting someday.
A Photo Tour of the Windy City’s Two Biggest Boogies: Skydive Chicago’s Summerfest and Chicagoland Skydiving Center’s Independence Boogie, by Norman Kent.
“Predicting the Future” by Moe Viletto. A select few were there to hear this speech Moe gave at Bridge Day a few years back; we thought it was still relevant enough for everyone to read today.
“ The Perfect Madness of a BASE-Jumping Dad” by Alastair Macartney. How do you reconcile being a parent with participating in the world’s most dangerous sport?
Feel like it’s been a rough year for fatalities? Sydney Owen Williams, former n00b, feels you. “ If You Stay” might help you keep trucking.
I’ll admit it, I asked the Fuckin’ Pilot how he managed to get porn in Dubai. His response — and more, of course — in “Fuckin’ Porn: Pros & Cons.” Remind me to think before I ask questions.
Melanie Curtis Grillet, highcomms.com, makes friends EVERYWHERE. You totally can, too. “Car Selfies and RAPA Revelations” might help you figure out how.