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Friday Freakout: Swooper Skips Pond Like Stone

Friday Freakout: Swooper Skips Pond Like Stone

Yeeeeah, so you know how you can skip stones on a pond. Well you’re not supposed to try that using your body as the stone. Not gonna lie, it’s very rare that anyone gets to be featured twice for a Friday Freakout, but this is the same “swooper” who was clotheslined by a wire fence.... Watch Video »
Crazy CRW Dogs Land A Downplane

Crazy CRW Dogs Land A Downplane

If you’re looking for a little more excitement before landing, there’s always the option of locking your legs together with another CRW dog and hurling your body towards the earth in a downplane. Heck, why not take it a step further, like the SkyHawks, and just land the downplane. Or not. These guys are part... Watch Video »
Swooping With Style: 2012 USPA Canopy Piloting Nationals

Swooping With Style: 2012 USPA Canopy Piloting Nat...

The best swoopers from across the country gathered at the 2012 USPA Canopy Piloting Nationals — hosted at Skydive The Farm — in search of the title of National Champion of Canopy Piloting. With a new host, new competitors, and new rules, a new champion was crowned. Curt Bartholomew took first place, followed by Nicholas... Watch Video »
Blindman Swooping POV. Easy as 1,2,3.

Blindman Swooping POV. Easy as 1,2,3.

This doesn’t end in carnage. It doesn’t make you cringe. Instead, it’s a swoopity swooptastic blindman from Noah Bahnson’s point of view. Easy as 1, 2, 3, with a twist (pun intended). Watch Video »
Swooping Palm Trees. Beach Landing. Life Is Good.

Swooping Palm Trees. Beach Landing. Life Is Good.

Life is good when you can swoop some palm trees and land on a beach. When and where was your most exotic landing? (no, landing off in a corn field does NOT count as “exotic.”) Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Swooper Crashes Into Plane

Friday Freakout: Swooper Crashes Into Plane

Unfortunately this swooper thought he was at a swoop comp and mistook the plane for a gate. Admittedly, I was disappointed the gate, err, plane didn’t make the “woop-woop” sound… at least so that he thought he made the gates. This is not recommended. And always remember: bones can heal, but the repairs to a... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Swooper, Meet Pond

Friday Freakout: Swooper, Meet Pond

Some people make swooping look easy. This guy is not one of them. But then again, stacking it into the pond and walking out with your head held high isn’t easy either. Props. Bet everyone enjoyed the beer later too. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Swooping. Low Turn. Femured. Ouch.

Friday Freakout: Swooping. Low Turn. Femured. Ouch...

Swooping and low turns don’t go well together. Gravity and broken femurs do though. Stay away from the latter… it’s not a good combo. Unless you’re one of those “chicks dig scars” kinda guys. Even then, I don’t recommend it. Just ask this guy. Watch Video »
Slow-Mo Swooping, Done Right

Slow-Mo Swooping, Done Right

Since I’m a PD sponsored athlete myself, I really like this one, hehe. But yeah, this video is a straight-up cool compilation of creative angles from the 2011 FLCPA (Meet #1)… people flying parachutes fast across the ground and water, but in slow motion. Normally swooping in slow-mo is lame, but in this case it... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Swoop Gone Wrong. Stupid Hurts.

Friday Freakout: Swoop Gone Wrong. Stupid Hurts.

Same turn, same place, same height. Or so he thought. A great comparison of a swoop gone wrong and a swoop gone right. Stupid hurts, but those same mistakes can keep us alive if they teach us something. Live and learn everyone! Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Swooper Hits Hard, But Never Gives Up the Gates

Friday Freakout: Swooper Hits Hard, But Never Give...

“You totally made the gates bro…” Umm, yeah. Totally. Wonder if he made it onto the table with a score of 1 meter. Either way, I’m pretty sure he deserves a nomination to the SoFPiDaRF Hall of inFame – well, only if he downsizes immediately! LOL. Just kidding. Fly safe everyone! Watch Video »
Kickass Swoop Comp Finals at Skydive Elsinore

Kickass Swoop Comp Finals at Skydive Elsinore

Great turnout for the ISM 2010-2011 Swoop Competition at Skydive Elsinore. I have swooped this pond MANY times myself, and so to see these guys hitting it with the downwind push… yeah, NOT easy to shut it down and stand up in those accuracy zones (and most don’t)! Distance, now that’s another story… love the... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Getting Hit By A Parachute Sucks!

Friday Freakout: Getting Hit By A Parachute Sucks!

Ah, the dangers of standing next to the pond on a dropzone. You’ve got to love how Brent’s friend cares more about the video footage than his buddy who just got clotheslined by some A-lines. On the bright side, at least Brent’s face wasn’t filleted by the lines or the swooper wasn’t clotheslined by a... Watch Video »
Swooping Like A Champ At The Freestyle Festival

Swooping Like A Champ At The Freestyle Festival

Swooping at its best! Sorry to disappoint you if you were expecting a sarcastic title and nothing but PLFs. There’s nothing but pure talent in this old swoop freestyle festival footage. Alright, so you still want your fix of PLFs and swooping fails… this is just for you. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Swooper Clotheslined By Wire Fence

Friday Freakout: Swooper Clotheslined By Wire Fenc...

Swooping is fun… until you get clotheslined by a wire fence! Yet another way to add instant brakes while swooping. This reminds me of a fighter jet snagging the tailhook when landing on an aircraft carrier, minus the cool fighter jet and smooth landing. Watch Video »
Look Ma, No Hands... F**k The Toggles

Look Ma, No Hands... F**k The Toggles

Why use toggles for landing when you can look this good without them! Have you ever tried a ghostrider swoop before? Watch Video »
Swooping + CYPRES Fire = Instant Brakes

Swooping + CYPRES Fire = Instant Brakes

Having your CYPRES accidentally fire while swooping is one hell of a way to slam on the brakes! He’s lucky this didn’t happen 50-100 feet higher. Watch Video »
Swooping: Just Add Water

Swooping: Just Add Water

What do you do when your dropzone doesn’t have a swooping pond? Take a handful of skydivers, some high performance canopies, and just add water! Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Skydivers Hitting Water

Friday Freakout: Skydivers Hitting Water

Want to learn how to swoop the pond? Don’t do this and you’re half way there. Watch Video »
Mad Swooping Skills in Dubai (DIPC)

Mad Swooping Skills in Dubai (DIPC)

After two weeks of intense competition (and a few injuries), the third annual Dubai International Parachuting Championship at Skydive Dubai is a wrap. The stakes were high this year with a staggering purse of $775,000! This is Benjamin Forde’s edit from the last day of the comp. Congrats to Curt Bartholomew for taking the overall... Watch Video »