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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 »
How-To: Swoop Like A World Champion

How-To: Swoop Like A World Champion

So you want to be the best swooper in the world, huh? Step 1: Watch this video of Curt Bartholomew of Team Alter Ego swooping like a boss at the 2012 Ranch Pond Swoop Meet. Step 2: Take notes. Step 3: Swoop the pond about a thousand times or so (water wings are optional). 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 »
Inspired Accuracy: Swoop & Chug

Inspired Accuracy: Swoop & Chug

Nothing like a swoop & chug to end a great day of skydiving. At first you think he’s gonna crash. You’re wondering… what’s gonna happen… that’s some long grass… aw man, he’s going pretty fast… but then, wait, he’s shutting it down, and what’s that… it’s a beer perfectly handed to our swooper! I’d say... 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 »
Friday Freakout: Swooper Skips Pond Like Stone

Friday Freakout: Swooper Skips Pond Like Stone

Yeeeeah, so you know how you can skip stones on a pond. Well you’re not supposed to try that using your body as the stone. Not gonna lie, it’s very rare that anyone gets to be featured twice for a Friday Freakout, but this is the same “swooper” who was clotheslined by a wire fence.... Watch Video »
Swooping With Style: 2012 USPA Canopy Piloting Nationals

Swooping With Style: 2012 USPA Canopy Piloting Nat...

The best swoopers from across the country gathered at the 2012 USPA Canopy Piloting Nationals — hosted at Skydive The Farm — in search of the title of National Champion of Canopy Piloting. With a new host, new competitors, and new rules, a new champion was crowned. Curt Bartholomew took first place, followed by Nicholas... 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 »
Swooping Palm Trees. Beach Landing. Life Is Good.

Swooping Palm Trees. Beach Landing. Life Is Good.

Life is good when you can swoop some palm trees and land on a beach. When and where was your most exotic landing? (no, landing off in a corn field does NOT count as “exotic.”) Watch Video »
A Season Of Skydives And Smiles

A Season Of Skydives And Smiles

Lots of different stuff in this edit… sweet angle flying, swoops through the trees (and cows), proximity flying with high performance parachutes, and tons more. Can’t beat the sit-fly smiles and atmo a-ha’s. Pretty crazy that a skydiving season can include so much. But it can, and this is a great video to showcase such... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Swooper Crashes Into Plane

Friday Freakout: Swooper Crashes Into Plane

Unfortunately this swooper thought he was at a swoop comp and mistook the plane for a gate. Admittedly, I was disappointed the gate, err, plane didn’t make the “woop-woop” sound… at least so that he thought he made the gates. This is not recommended. And always remember: bones can heal, but the repairs to a... 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 »
3 Minutes of Summer

3 Minutes of Summer

From head down pieces and big exploding hybrids to XRW and cloudy BASE jumps. Oh, and let’s throw in some 3-way waterskiing and combat slip-n-slide. Why not, right? End it with a tandem smiling ear-to-ear and a synchronized swoop. Cool little 3-minuter. Well worth a watch to get your summer started right. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Swooper, Meet Pond

Friday Freakout: Swooper, Meet Pond

Some people make swooping look easy. This guy is not one of them. But then again, stacking it into the pond and walking out with your head held high isn’t easy either. Props. Bet everyone enjoyed the beer later too. Watch Video »
Swooping Crash & Cool-shot Compilation (DIPC)

Swooping Crash & Cool-shot Compilation (DIPC)

Cool compilation of the Dubai International Parachuting Championship (DIPC) at Skydive Dubai. Starting with crash crash crash crash crash, swoopers in the accuracy zones after dragging a LOT of pond. Only two people stood up; see if you can pick ‘em out. Speed runs are next… lots of footage of a lot of different competitors.... Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Swooping. Low Turn. Femured. Ouch.

Friday Freakout: Swooping. Low Turn. Femured. Ouch...

Swooping and low turns don’t go well together. Gravity and broken femurs do though. Stay away from the latter… it’s not a good combo. Unless you’re one of those “chicks dig scars” kinda guys. Even then, I don’t recommend it. Just ask this guy. 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 »
Friday Freakout: Swoop Gone Wrong. Stupid Hurts.

Friday Freakout: Swoop Gone Wrong. Stupid Hurts.

Same turn, same place, same height. Or so he thought. A great comparison of a swoop gone wrong and a swoop gone right. Stupid hurts, but those same mistakes can keep us alive if they teach us something. Live and learn everyone! Watch Video »