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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 »
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 »
Red Bull Swooping at Balloon Festival

Red Bull Swooping at Balloon Festival

A great shot of Jeff Provenzano of the Red Bull Air Force as he swoops in front of the crowd — nearly 120,000 people — at the 29th annual Quick Check Balloon Festival in New Jersey. Photo by Luke Aikins. View Photo »
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 »
PD Factory Team Swooping Waterfalls in Norway

PD Factory Team Swooping Waterfalls in Norway

Jonathn Tagle and Ian Bobo of the PD Factory Team were invited to Skydive Voss in Norway to do some incredible speedflying in the Gudvangen Valley — including swooping over cliffs and down wateralls. This is the stuff dreams are made of. Big thanks to JT for sharing this edit. Watch Video »
Swooping Over Cars In The Parking Lot

Swooping Over Cars In The Parking Lot

What do you do when you’re bored of swooping the pond? Swoop the parking lot! What’s the coolest or craziest swoop you’ve ever done? Watch Video »
Sunset Swooping Silhouette

Sunset Swooping Silhouette

What a great way to end the day at Skydive Dubai: skydiving and then swooping the beach at sunset in Dubai. Photo by Stephanie Strange. Also check out Sunset Skydiving Silhouette and Swooping The Beach in Dubai. View Photo »
Red Bull Motown Swoop Competition at Jobbie Nooner

Red Bull Motown Swoop Competition at Jobbie Nooner

Clint Clawson of the the Red Bull Air Force swoops past a boat during the Red Bull Motown Swoop competition at Jobbie Nooner 2011 in Michigan, also known as the Mardi Gras of the midwest. This was the Red Bull Air Force’s first time at Jobbie Nooner. You know what that means… free beer for... Watch Video »
Swooping The Beach in Dubai

Swooping The Beach in Dubai

Apparently swooping the pond is for chumps when you can swoop the Arabian Sea on a beach in Dubai. Photo by Stephanie Strange. View Photo »
Good Freeflying. Not-So-Good Landing.

Good Freeflying. Not-So-Good Landing.

Barliman has a good 2-way freefly skydive, but a not-so-good landing. The cover song for “Ice Ice Baby” makes up for it though, right? Or not. Watch Video »
Swooping A Camel In The Desert. True Story.

Swooping A Camel In The Desert. True Story.

Jonathan Tagle of the PD Factory Team swoops past a camel — seemingly running for its life — on his paramotor in the Dubai desert. I’m sure PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) would have a thing or two to say if they saw this, but f*ck ‘em if they can’t take a... Watch Video »