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Friday Freakout: Swooper Hits Pond, Misses The Competition

Friday Freakout: Swooper Hits Pond, Misses The Com...

Phew… only broken ribs, a concussion, a misplaced shoe, a missing sock, and a missed competition. Saied went against everyone’s advice and jumped in crappy conditions after a recent downsize, driven by the anxiousness to be ready for a competition in 3 days. So much for that. Glad we can all learn from his non-fatal... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Bouncy, Bouncy, Broken Leg.

Friday Freakout: Bouncy, Bouncy, Broken Leg.

Well this doesn’t go quite as planned. I’m no doctor, but I think his broken leg takes priority over his bruised ego. Ok, now let’s go eat some birthday cake kids! Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: If You Don't Flare, You WILL Bounce!

Friday Freakout: If You Don't Flare, You WILL Boun...

Who needs to flare when the ground is there to stop you. Gravity: 1, Skydiver: 0. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Swooping Fails (And Wins)

Friday Freakout: Swooping Fails (And Wins)

This starts off with the bad and ends with the good. A compilation of swooping fails, followed by some pretty impressive canopy flying without all the carnage. Watch Video »
Awesome Swoop... Right Into A Fence!

Awesome Swoop... Right Into A Fence!

It’s all fun and games until you swoop your Scirocco 68 into a fence. Close call for Yuri Garmashov. Now who put that fence there? That’s just rude. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Demo Jump Fail - Skydiver Hits Stage

Friday Freakout: Demo Jump Fail - Skydiver Hits St...

Nothing better than jumping into a tight space with a lot of spectators to get your blood pumpin’ and ego soarin’, AMIRIGHT? The cheering! The kids! The autographs! The free drinks! It’s all glitz and glamor when you land that beautiful nylon wing — unless you’re this character, of course. Watch as this jumper slides... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Low Hook Turn, Bounce, Broken Ankle

Friday Freakout: Low Hook Turn, Bounce, Broken Ank...

In Soviet Russia, ground swoops you! For those of you paying attention, don’t do this! Low hook turn, bad. Broken ankle, bad. Teaching yourself to swoop, bad. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Swooping Fails... Many Fails.

Friday Freakout: Swooping Fails... Many Fails.

“This is Sparta SoFPiDaRF!” Pull them strings, people. It’s a good thing these guys were swooping over water, cuz the ground wouldn’t have been so friendly. Ouch. Take the time to learn swooping safely — seriously. Oooor just trust your rears and never give up the gates. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Sttttrike! Swooper Hits Spectator.

Friday Freakout: Sttttrike! Swooper Hits Spectator...

Sttttrike! A swooper takes out a “spectator” (for lack of a better term) at a respectable speed. Why wasn’t she watching?? No one can see how awesome you are if they’re not watching. Watch Video »
Swooping The Alps

Swooping The Alps

That’s what I’m talkin’ about! Who needs skis for speedflying when you can just swoop your PD Storm down some steep terrain in the Alps. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Swooper Bounces, Goes Boom.

Friday Freakout: Swooper Bounces, Goes Boom.

The thing with gravity is that she just can’t wait to introduce you to her friend — the ground. You know how hard it is to be introduced to new people, too fast. It’s hard. Very hard. Watch Video »
Hiiii-yah! Swoop Karate Kick Board Breaking

Hiiii-yah! Swoop Karate Kick Board Breaking

Ever wanted to swoop in and karate chop a board in front of cheering fans? This guy does it. **Safety Check: Remember, anytime you’re doing something on the ground while landing your parachute, ensure you’re LANDING SAFELY FIRST, then you can kick a board, chug a beer, geek a camera, or whatever other thing you’re... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Summer Swoop 'N Slide!

Summer Swoop 'N Slide!

Hot summer days in the desert call for extreme measures, like swooping a 200-foot slip and slide at Skydive Arizona. Tell me this doesn’t look like soooo much fun. Watch Video »