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Swooping Stunt: Trust Your Friend!

Swooping Stunt: Trust Your Friend!

How much do you trust your friend to do this… 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 »
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 »
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 »
He Swoops, He Scores!

He Swoops, He Scores!

Brice Bernier doing Accuracy on his JVX at the 3rd annual Dubai International Parachuting Championship (DIPC) at Skydive Dubai. Photo by Shannon Seyb of NZ Aerosports / Icarus Canopies. View Photo »
In The Zone (DIPC)

In The Zone (DIPC)

Nick Batsch committing to his landing in the first Zone Accuracy round at the third Dubai International Parachuting Championship (DIPC) at Skydive Dubai. Nick took 2nd place overall. Congrats buddy! Photo via Icarus Canopies. View Photo »
Joyride In Blue Skies

Joyride In Blue Skies

Nick Batsch and Will Penny on a joyride with the Petra 72, after their CRW session with Will at the wheel. Photo by Will Penny. View Photo »
The First Rule of Flight Club Is...

The First Rule of Flight Club Is...

Stephan Lipp of the Arizona Flight Club landing his JVX 78 (with custom SkyArt) at the New Zealand Skydiving School. Speaking of SkyArt, click here to check out my fave canopy design. View Photo »
The Real Wingman

The Real Wingman

The Wingman Cam I posted yesterday is pretty cool, but it’s just a toy. Nick Batsch, the distance world record holder, is the real wingman, doing canopy relative work (CRW) with Will Penny on his JPX Petra. Photo by Will Penny. View Photo »
Petra-fied Pro Swooping

Petra-fied Pro Swooping

The JPX Petra makes Patrick Boulongne look like a pro on the pond. Oh, wait… he IS a pro. Patrick placed first overall at the 2011 French Canopy Piloting Nationals with his Petra 76. Now check out this video of Patrick swooping the pond, only inches away from his friend’s face. Now that’s trust! Photo... View Photo »
The Upskirt View of a Canopy Flock

The Upskirt View of a Canopy Flock

All you gear sluts out there surely remember the rad skull and crossbones SkyArt canopy I posted back in September. Well here’s another upskirt view of Team Off Track’s sexy SkyArt canopies from Icarus Canopies (by NZ Aerosports). The canopy design competition ends tomorrow (October 19th)… so hurry up and submit your design on Icarus’... View Photo »
The Swooping Matrix: Reloaded

The Swooping Matrix: Reloaded

Remember the original The Matrix: Swooping pic I posted a few months ago? Well here’s a similar time-lapse shot of Max “Lovestoswoop” Krampe swooping his Icarus VX104, only this time from a different angle. Photo by Philip Be. Which version do you like better: this new angle or the original? View Photo »
Swoop-tastic Perspective

Swoop-tastic Perspective

A great perspective of Jari Venäläinen swooping at his local DZ in Finland. Thanks to Icarus Canopies for sharing this pic from their Summer Photo Competition. Check out more pics from the photo competition here. View Photo »
Swooping Over Glass at Skydive Elsinore

Swooping Over Glass at Skydive Elsinore

The pond looked like glass as Mike Kim swooped across it at Skydive Elsinore in a shot for one of Icarus Canopies‘ photo competitions. Photo by Alfonso Paz. View Photo »
"Most Beautiful Photo" Award Winner

"Most Beautiful Photo" Award Winner

This incredible shot of Chris Stewart flying his 89VX in Voss, Norway won the “Most Beautiful Photo” award in the Icarus Canopies (by NZ Aerosports) 2011 Summer Photo Competition. Congrats to Chris and Nils for winning, and thanks to Norman Kent for judging the photo competition. Photo by Nils Predstrup. View Photo »
Pilots of the Caribbean

Pilots of the Caribbean

This SkyArt canopy was part of the Icarus Canopies (by NZ Aerosports) 2011 Summer Photo Competition. Nothing says “good luck” like looking up at skull and crossbones before swooping. Photo by Gatsby Rynbout. If you were to get a SkyArt canopy from NZ Aerosports, what design would it be? View Photo »
Looong Distance Swooping By World Record Holder, Nick Batsch

Looong Distance Swooping By World Record Holder, N...

Have you ever seen anyone swoop the length of TWO football fields? Well, now you have. Nick Batsch set a new distance world record of 222 meters (730 feet) with Icarus Canopies’s (by NZ Aerosports) new swooping machine, the sexy JPX Petra 69, during the 2011 PD Big Boy Pants event at Mile-Hi Skydiving Center... Watch Video »
The Petra 69 Project: Fast As F**K!

The Petra 69 Project: Fast As F**K!

I’m sure by now you’ve heard that Icarus Canopies‘ new high performance swooping canopy, the JPX Petra (aka “Playmate of The Year“), is here to stay. And you all remember Nick Batsch, the distance world record holder, swooping a moving truck. Well here’s a sneak preview of Nick’s early jumps on his JPX Petra 69;... Watch Video »
Swooping The Hole In The Rock

Swooping The Hole In The Rock

An awesome clip of Laszlo Csizmadia from Icarus Canopies (by NZ Aerosports) swooping his JVX 77 through the famous “Hole in the Rock” in Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Between Laszlo swooping The Hole in the Rock and Nick swooping onto a moving truck, the JVX is one kickass high performance canopy! What’s the coolest... Watch Video »