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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 »
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 »
Long Distance Swooping (1,600 Feet / 500 Meters)

Long Distance Swooping (1,600 Feet / 500 Meters)

No wind, a clear autumn day, and a Litespeed glider made the perfect combination for swooping across a 1,600 foot (500 meter) lake in the Austrian mountains. 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 »
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 »
Best Idea Ever… Swoop 'n Slide

Best Idea Ever… Swoop 'n Slide

No, really! Best. Idea. Ever. What better way to cool off on a hot summer’s day at Skydive Arizona than to swoop a 200-foot slip and slide. Just another day at the office for Niklas Daniel of AXIS Flight School — the same guy responsible for setting his parachute on fire and skydiving with a... Watch Video »
Swooping For Silver at The World Cup

Swooping For Silver at The World Cup

This is how it’s done! Jason Moledzki of the PD Factory Team swooping — and taking 2nd place in accuracy — at the 2011 FAI World Cup Canopy Piloting. Photo by Bruno Brokken. Check out Bruno’s breathtaking sunset canopy flock photo and his hilarious Fun Jumper vs. Tandem Factory video — winner of the 2010... View Photo »
Skydiver's Barrel Roll Landing Close To Ground

Skydiver's Barrel Roll Landing Close To Ground

What do you get when using your rears and harness close to the ground on a Velo 90? A barrel roll that scares the shit out of everyone watching. This must be more fun than the dizzying 1080 swoop I posted last week. Some might say Ryan has big balls for trying this, while others... Watch Video »
Swooping Like A Boss

Swooping Like A Boss

Michael Vaughan swooping like a boss in yet another stunning shot from the Icarus Canopies (by NZ Aerosports) Summer Photo Competition. Photo via Icarus Canopies. View Photo »
Dizzying 1080 Degree Swoop

Dizzying 1080 Degree Swoop

Gettin’ dizzy just watching this skydiver crank out a 1080 degree hook turn while swooping. This reminds me of Nick Batsch’s hook turns on a 2.97 wingload when he was testing the JPX Petra 69 prototype from Icarus Canopies. Watch Video »
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 The Skyak by Red Bull's Miles Daisher

Swooping The Skyak by Red Bull's Miles Daisher

More skyaking — skydiving in a kayak — by Miles Daisher of the Red Bull Air Force. This is Miles’ first time swooping his skyak through the rocks of Pillar Falls near Twin Falls, Idaho. Click the ‘LIKE’ button if you like skyaking. Watch Video »
No Pond? Swoop The Puddle!

No Pond? Swoop The Puddle!

As skydivers, we usually don’t like rainy days… unless your DZ doesn’t have a pond to swoop. Then you pray for rain and swoop the puddle(s) once the clouds clear. This was another entry in Icarus Canopies’ Summer Photo Competition. Photo by Stephanie Schwarz. 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 »
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 »
Will Swoop For Beer

Will Swoop For Beer

Filip Morén swooping for beer at Skydive Näsinge in Sweden. If this is Filip’s first time swooping for beer, then that’s more free beer! Oh, the vicious cycle. Photo by Trond R. Teigen. What do you think: did he catch it or drop it? View Photo »