Happy freaking Friday!
I know there are a lot of people prepping to head to SDC’s Summerfest right now (best of luck to the vertical elite next week!), but think about what you’re going to do October 7-10, 2015. October is a great month to head on over to Skydive Paraclete XP and participate in what is to be quite the weekend.
Generation XP Fall Edition has teamed up with Canopy Piloting Event Sun Path Open and it’s going to be yuge! No. That’s not a typo. It’s the kind of HUGE even all caps can’t convey. I repeat: yuge.
Unlike traditional Canopy Piloting events where the swooper are sequestered to the side and not allowed to do anything but scheduled competition jumps, at this event, swoopers will be set free to take part in the festivities all they want. With plenty of airspace and landing area available, this means the two disciplines can join together and make beautiful skydiving love. And don’t forget the tunnel is just around the corner. SWOOPING, SKYDIVING and TUNNEL – we are talking triplets here. As (the now world-famous) Keith Creedy might say “White girls say yasss”.
Speaking of Keith Creedy, here’s his latest creation featuring the “Me Casa es su Casa” event that was held at Skydiving Paraclete. Book your tickets and your name on the schedule today! Blue Skies Mag has posted this already, but can you really watch this too often? We didn’t think so.
It’s no secret that wingsuiting and wingsuit BASE are media darlings. Both have provided the world with some absolutely spectacular visuals from places we would traditionally not have seen, from angles we wouldn’t have dreamed.
Wingmen is a movie released exclusively through Vimeo On Demand and features Espen Fadnes, Ludovic (Ludo) Woerth and Jokke Sommer. Directed and produced by Siesta Films and Ellioth & Winther Film, the trio flies in places like Reunion Island, Tianmen Mountains of China, Bangkok and more.
Along with featuring incredible flying and cinematography, the producers do an excellent job of capturing the human side, speaking candidly about the dangers of the sport, what it means to them and why they fly. Ludo passed away during a wingsuit jump in March of 2014.
The movie is available exclusively on Vimeo (rent or buy) and distributed by XTreme Video. Follow them on Facebook or check their website out for other incredible documentaries – both in and out of the sky.
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.
A whimsical edit of the many moments of the 2015 CP USPA Nationals, held at Skydive Paraclete XP, in Raeford, last week.
Swoops, chows, BIG chows, hot chicks, fast swoopers, stand-ups, fall-downs, CRW, dead centers – just about everything you need for a brilliant CP Nationals, and an awesome video.
Apparently Batman likes helicopter jumps just as much as the average skydiver. But we have to wonder, where was Robin?!