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Epic Swooping Over The Hard Rock Hotel

Epic Swooping Over The Hard Rock Hotel

Forget about swooping the pond. How about swooping over the pool bar at the Hard Rock Hotel! Ladies and gentlemen… canopy pilot world champion Curt Bartholomew doing what he does best during the Riviera Nayarit Beach Boogie at Skydive Mex. Don’t try this at home (but go nuts in Mexico :-). This boogie is on... Watch Video »
Skyscraper Swooping: Flying Between Buildings

Skyscraper Swooping: Flying Between Buildings

This isn’t something you see very often, but Jeff Provenzano of the Red Bull Air Force had another opportunity to fly his parachute around some massive buildings in Dubai. Oh, and he lands on the side of a highway! No big deal. Now check out this footage from Jeffro’s first urban swooping project in Dubai. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Swooper Misses Pond, Hard Landing

Friday Freakout: Swooper Misses Pond, Hard Landing

Skipping off the pond isn’t the best way to win a swoop comp, but this guy earns extra style points for picking up a wind blade along the way. Watch Video »
No Pond? No Problem. Swoop The Ditch.

No Pond? No Problem. Swoop The Ditch.

While we couldn’t get everyone a pond at their local DZ for Christmas, we can provide swooping inspiration from Alex Cashman and share his short video of a little JVX action on a ditch. Stick around for the swooper POV. Aside from the pond, what else have you swooped over/under/between? Watch Video »
Speedy Downwind Swooping With Comp Velo 71

Speedy Downwind Swooping With Comp Velo 71

Comp Velo 71. Swooping downwind. A 2.78 wingload. That is all. Watch Video »
PD Tveir: The League of Extraordinary Swoopers

PD Tveir: The League of Extraordinary Swoopers

In an effort to keep things new and fresh, Performance Designs came up with “PD Tveir” for their PRO pilots — a challenging and creative new format that was the first complete two-way swoop comp of its kind. This looks like tons-o-fun, but don’t try this at home unless you’re the proud owner of a... Watch Video »
Swooping Is The Shit. Period.

Swooping Is The Shit. Period.

So you’re a new skydiver with 25 jumps under your belt. You’ve just bought a Velocity 84 and you say things like “I want to swoop, teach me to swoop.” Bad idea, but I don’t blame you. Swooping is the shit! Period. Thanks to Voytec Gvazda for sharing this cool compilation. Watch Video »
Slow-Mo Swoop Session At Skydive Elsinore

Slow-Mo Swoop Session At Skydive Elsinore

Everyone likes watching pretty swoops, duh. So we decided to slow it down a bit to give you a little extra enjoyment. And of course, a nod of love and a little blue steel to JT, who rocked this -ISM Swoop Comp at Skydive Elsinore in 2010. Watch Video »
Perfection: Swooping With Alter Ego

Perfection: Swooping With Alter Ego

A standup landing in the box… no big deal. Just another day at the office for Curt Bartholomew of team Alter Ego. If this is Curt’s idea of playing around at the pond, it’s no surprise he takes the podium at swoop comps. That was just a tease and you want more, don’t you? Check... Watch Video »
Swoopstyle: Walking On Water

Swoopstyle: Walking On Water

It would be nice if Red Bull actually gave you wings and you could walk on water. It’s also nice to see that members of the Red Bull Skydive Team are human too; that they can’t walk on water ALL the time. Looks like they were having tons-o-fun swooping the pond, err, lake in Wolfgangsee,... Watch Video »
Swooping Spreadeagle Stunt. Always Trust Your Rears.

Swooping Spreadeagle Stunt. Always Trust Your Rear...

When you get bored of swooping the pond, you can always resort to swooping your friend — spreadeagle style. The first pass is a little high, but the second one is bang on; any lower and neither of them would be laughing. Trust your friend… and always trust your rears. Someone get this guy a... Watch Video »
World Record Distance Swooping -- 220 Meters To Be Exact

World Record Distance Swooping -- 220 Meters To Be...

Wanna see Nick Batsch swoop the distance of TWO football fields — 220 meters to be exact? Of course you do! This is one of his (very) long distance swoops at the 2011 PD Big Boy Pants event at Mile-Hi Skydiving Center in Colorado, where shortly after he set the new distance world record of... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Crushing Canopy Collapse

Friday Freakout: Crushing Canopy Collapse

There are those unexpected moments when you suddenly yell “WTF!” out loud. This is one of those moments. One minute he’s coming in on final for a standard landing, the next minute he’s winded, gasping for air as he lie on the ground in shock from a 30 foot fall (give or take) due to... Watch Video »
Parachute Prototype: Swooping Through Cars, Fences & Trees

Parachute Prototype: Swooping Through Cars, Fences...

So you wanna play with the new JPX Petra 75 prototype, huh? Yeah, me too! But take a number and wait in line. In the meantime while we wait for the pros to work out the kinks by swooping through fences, trees and over cars, check out what distance world record holder Nick Batsch can... Watch Video »
How-To: Swoop Like A World Champion

How-To: Swoop Like A World Champion

So you want to be the best swooper in the world, huh? Step 1: Watch this video of Curt Bartholomew of Team Alter Ego swooping like a boss at the 2012 Ranch Pond Swoop Meet. Step 2: Take notes. Step 3: Swoop the pond about a thousand times or so (water wings are optional). Watch Video »
What Gates? Swoop Through The Trees!

What Gates? Swoop Through The Trees!

Who needs swoop gates when you have trees. For those of you who are curious, this was a JVX79 with a 2.3 wingload. Not too shabby. Watch Video »
Sexy Swooping: Mud Wresting With Petra

Sexy Swooping: Mud Wresting With Petra

Who needs a swoop pond when you have mud?! Here’s some sexy swooping with the JPX Petra by Icarus Canopies (NZ Aerosports). And the best part is she’s only 69 square feet ;) Check out distance world record holder Nick Batsch’s early test jumps with Petra on a 2.97 wingload! Watch Video »
Inspired Accuracy: Swoop & Chug

Inspired Accuracy: Swoop & Chug

Nothing like a swoop & chug to end a great day of skydiving. At first you think he’s gonna crash. You’re wondering… what’s gonna happen… that’s some long grass… aw man, he’s going pretty fast… but then, wait, he’s shutting it down, and what’s that… it’s a beer perfectly handed to our swooper! I’d say... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Skydiver Breaks Leg. Snap! Crackle! Pop!

Friday Freakout: Skydiver Breaks Leg. Snap! Crackl...

Getting femured sucks, especially when you’re not even swooping. If you’re going to play chicken with the earth, just remember that it will win. Every time. What exactly happened here? Did he grab his front risers too low? Discuss. Watch Video »
Sweet Swooping Skills: The Double Miracle Man

Sweet Swooping Skills: The Double Miracle Man

Vince Reffet of Babylon Freefly proves that not only is he a badass freeflyer, but he can rock his Velocity more than most, too. Impressive level flight as he twists himself twice around during his swoop across the ground. And he even drags a little “pond” at the end there… hehehe. Watch Video »