First off, let’s be clear that there is only one SkyGod, in his SkyGodly lair on that deserted volcanic island.
And now that we got that out-of-the-way, let’s have some fun. Tell us who the skygod behind the SkyGod is, and if you think you can capture something similar, by all means drop us a line to request a sticker. SkyGod has allocated 50 pieces from his personal collection and they will be mailed to the first 50 that please SkyGod. It will have absolutely nothing to do with the order they come in and everything to do with SkyGod’s mood at the time of reaping.
If you are planning on being at the Everglades boogie this coming weekend, you can likely score one – just come by the Blue Skies Mag booth!
Many thanks to photographer Robert Justin Carmody for the inspiration.
At Performance Design’s Project Orange event, we asked people why they competed (or not).
Gage Galle competes for the chicks, duh?
John Nolan competes for the pressure. And to answer questions three times.
Greg Windmiller competes for the bonding friendships and the thrill of the loin!
Jay Sanders competes because he loves it. Can’t you tell?
Jessica Edgeington competes because it?s AWESOME!
Curt Bartholomew competes for all the hundreds of thousands of dollars and TV time.
John Nolan competes to make his hands shake.
Robert Harris competes so that he can push himself to become a better flyer and have fun with all his sky friends.
Abdulbari Qubaisi competes because it?s his job and it?s fun.
Cheryl Stearns competes for the 1) Passion, 2) Camaraderie of friends, 3) Challenge, and 4) she just loves it!!!
Villi the Viking doesn’t compete because he has 75 jumps and I don?t know what discipline he wants to train the most.
James Hayhurst competes for the challenge, for the friendships, for the fun.
Rusty Vest competes because he’s competitive by nature and loves skydiving. It?s a great combination.
Anonymous competes because he is very insecure about his sexuality and hopes that his performance will get some attention from the girls. :)
Nick Peck competes to push himself.
Cornelia Mihai competes ?cause she wasn?t very good at ballet so rolling in water and dirt trying to beat a bunch of guys seemed way more fun!
Matt Siegmann competes because it’s fun.
Ori Kuper doesn’t compete because he can JUDGE!
Jeannie Bartholomew competes because she gets to hang and swoop with all the HOT swooper BOYS ;)
When you are the World Champion of Canopy Piloting, it goes without saying that you are a bit of a bad-ass under canopy, right? Check out this video of Curt Bartholomew from Team Alter Ego demonstrating a laid back afternoon by the pool at a nice resort, tropical style.
Then watch it again, and pay special attention to the slow motion stuff from Curt’s view-point…. dang!
If you’d like to see more from Alter Ego, follow the team on Facebook.
Photo by Laurent-Stephane Montfort
Friends and family of Curt Bartholomew, the current World Champion of Canopy Piloting threw a little surprise celebration for him at the Perfect Spot restaurant at Skydive DeLand last Friday.
The usual suspects were in attendance (someone said free beer!) along with Curt’s family and many visiting jumpers. Even Channel 9 mainstream media came out and did a little interview with Curt, and naturally were in awe of the dangers of the sport – but quite pleased that wings, beaks and feathers are no longer needed to watch skydiving/parachuting performances.
Just watch the video - it will explain that last sentence ;)
After completing 9 rounds, 3 each in Speed, Distance and Accuracy, Curt Bartholomew of DeLand, Florida (USA) stands victorious! Dramatic statement, yes, but being the world champ is kind of a big deal. 129 competitors registered for competition.
Alter Ego team member Curt flew convincingly through the entire meet, securing Gold medals in both Speed and Accuracy and Bronze in Distance. Curt’s teammate Nick Batsch (USA) came in second (and set a new Distance World Record) and PD Factory Team member Pablo Hernandez (Spain) in third.
Congrats to all the medalists at the 2012 Mondial in Dubai.