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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 »
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 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 »
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 »
Swooping The Pink Open 2011

Swooping The Pink Open 2011

Swooping, swooping and more swooping on Day 2 of the 2011 Pink Canopy Piloting Open (Czech and Austrian Nationals) at Skydive Pink Klatovy in the Czech Republic. Congrats to the top 3 competitors — Nick Batch, Jonathan Tagle and Wuzi Wagner — for making the podium. Thanks to Max Kossidowski for sharing this edit; nice... 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 »
AMAZING: Swooping Onto A Moving Truck!

AMAZING: Swooping Onto A Moving Truck!

Thanks to Icarus Canopies for sharing this epic video of Nick Batsch, the distance world record holder, swooping a moving truck with his Daedalus JVX! It’s all fun and games until your lines get wrapped up in the rear axle of a moving truck — no, really. Click the ‘LIKE’ button if you think this... Watch Video »