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skydiving and water - 6 Tricks to Stop Forgetting to Drink Water
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

6 Tricks to Stop Forgetting to Drink Water!

It is vital to drink water. Even more when you are practicing a sport. Skydiving is no different. The human body needs water to regulate its temperature, lubricate and cushion joints, clear its wastes, and protect the spinal cord and other sensitive tissues. Well, I think I have been able to convince you that we all need water. However, the biggest issue I have is

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Top 7 Drop zones in Portugal
My Experience
Cori Sirois

Top 7 Drop Zones in Portugal

There are so many reasons to want to travel to Portugal. The endless coastlines, amazing weather year round, the historic architecture, listening to the language and of course delicious cuisine. Getting lost in the colorful Portuguese culture is for sure on my travel bucket list. Of course anytime a skydiver is deciding to travel, we also start to think, “can I make this a skydiving

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skydiving over The Maldives and fighting against addiction - recovery
My Experience
Augusto Bartelle

How Skydiving Helped Me Fight Addiction

Battling against addiction is one of the most challenging fights that I’ve ever had in my life. Skydiving is one of the key points of my recovery. After my friend passed away in a car accident, I decided to quit drugs and alcohol; I knew I was the next one to follow that path. Even though I had the support of my family and friends,

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Skydive Interview Nyka
Interview
Cori Sirois

Skydiving Interview: Nyka

It’s not too often that we come across a skydiver who is pushing their jumping goals, in the same form as Nyka. She comes to Skydive Empuriabrava in Spain and pumps out a ridiculous amount of jumps in a few weeks, all coached! Not just a few jumps, but every day, up to 14 jumps in a day with her coach. Nyka does not take

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belly formation skydive friends ocean beach sunset summer
My Experience
Cori Sirois

Skydive Boogie VS Skills Camp

What is the difference between a skydiving boogie and a skydiving skills camp? If you are a relatively new skydiver, you may have seen some  of these events being held. Perhaps you have been questioning what the difference is between a boogie and a skills camp. And how do you decide what event is better for you to attend. Well, I suggest you go to

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why skydiving is fun to learn
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

7 Questions of New Skydivers

When starting on the journey of skydiving, there are a lot of questions from new skydivers. Thinking back to when I started, I also had a lot of random questions I was asking to my AFF instructors and new friends. However, maybe the questions we asked at the start are not so random after all. For example, asking about gear! There are many questions that

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Parachute flying over ocean
My Experience
Augusto Bartelle

Moving On: New Cross-braced Canopy

Yes, so I have to admit, I was afraid to jump with my new cross-braced canopy. My new JFX 2 took a little longer than usual to arrive, and COVID19 held me away from skydiving for longer than I ever had been before. As you might guess, changing canopy style and downsizing after a world pandemic is not the ideal scenario for any canopy pilot.

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TFX Helmet
Equipment Review
Cori Sirois

Full Face or Open Face Skydiving Helmet?

An age old question of skydivers, both new jumpers and more seasoned ones. Do I buy a full face skydiving helmet or an open face helmet? The answer, as often in skydiving gear, is personal preference. Although intended use may also be a consideration in your decision. When you begin to pick your own gear, there is a decent price tag attached, so its good

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Formation Skydiving with Fly Warriors for World Record 2019
Drop Zone
Augusto Bartelle

Best 7 Drop Zones in Spain

Making a list of the top 7 drop zones in Spain is a very easy task. Spain is a country full of drop zones and skydivers who are all very talented and eager to jump. Not to mention the beautiful and vastly different landscapes that are spread across this country. Those of us who live here are very fortunate to be able to jump year

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paragliding over mountains with snow
My Experience
Augusto Bartelle

Paragliding: I’m Starting Again

When move forward in life we can forget how hard things were when we were doing it for the first time. Currently, I’m starting something new. I’m beginning to paraglide, and it made me feel similar to when I began to skydive. This feeling is incredible because it gives me a better perspective about people that are entering in the skydiving world and how they

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Burble Software
Drop Zone
Cori Sirois

Burble Skydiving Software Overview

Burble is the skydiving operating and manifest system of over 130 drop zones around the world. It offers extremely efficient services not only to drop zone owners and staff, but also offers many benefits to us skydivers as well! Surely if you are a skydiver who has travelled to multiple drop zones, by now you have encountered this software program at one of the DZ’s

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Flight Lab Windoor Real Fly Empuriabrava Wind Tunnel
Events
Cori Sirois

Skydiving Interview: XFLIGHTLAB

Here in Empuriabrava, Spain, we are fortunate to have in our community many passionate people with a desire to push our sport further. Sometimes in our personal flying development, it can become overwhelming to know which paths to take in order to have focused skill development. Including both inside the wind tunnel and with skydiving progression. Having organizations and coaches who can create skill progression

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sky, friends, skydivers, blue sky, freedom
Drop Zone
Augusto Bartelle

Have You Heard About the Colorful Camp?

The Colorful Camp is a group of local skydivers from Empuriabrava. We want to jump, learn, and innovate inside our community and the skydiving world. Our aim as the Colorful Team is to help each other improve skills and also to inspire other skydivers to keep training, evolving, and continuing forward in the sport. The Colorful Jerseys is the brand that allows me to organize

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Four friends flying over The Maldives holding hands in free fall
My Experience
Augusto Bartelle

The Journey to Being Published

When I started skydiving in the USA, I completed my USPA license. Within in the next month, I received my first copy of Parachutist magazine. The next magazine I had the chance to read was Blue Skies Magazine. There was always a copy around my home DZ. Flipping through skydiving magazines and seeing all those beautiful photographs, I wished that my photos could published as

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Skydiving Instructors and student during a skydiving course
My Experience
Cori Sirois

How To Get Your Skydiving License

After seeing so many amazing photos and videos online, you might be wondering “how do I get a skydiving license”? As a skydiver, I am always so stoked to see people interested in joining the sport. Everyone of us skydivers have been in the position of being a beginner and obtaining our licence. And we all remember how exciting this time was! In this article,

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Hayabusa Skydiving Team Training in the wind tunnel
Equipment Review
Augusto Bartelle

How to Find the Correct Jumpsuit

I remember how hard it was to buy my first jumpsuit. I finally got it from a guy in Belgium. However, it was the wrong one. Not that the skydiving jumpsuit wasn’t good or that the jumpsuit was not the right fit for me. Here is the real deal. What is good for me? What questions should I’ve made before spending money on my jumpsuit?

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United Parachute Technologies Skydiving gear photo
Equipment Review
Augusto Bartelle

UPT Vector – My Skydiving Gear

Currently, I jump a UPT Vector skydiving container. When I had 45 jumps, I began looking into skydiving gear. I wanted to buy skydiving equipment because I was tired of always using different gear to skydive. As well as, paying rental fee and jump tickets. Honestly, my first experience of buying a skydiving rig wasn’t that good. There are many different gear models, a wide

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Michelle Nirumandrad painting in the sky
Interview
Augusto Bartelle

Skydive Interview: Captured Sky – Michelle Nirumandrad

Captured Sky is a unique and beautiful concept that Michelle “Bubbles” Nirumandrad created, combining both skydiving and art to express her profound love for the sky. In our sport, we sometimes come across skydivers who find amazing mediums to share their love and passion for what we do. It is very inspiring to see skydivers bringing such unique attention to our sport. Captured Sky’s aerial

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Tandem skydive
Skydiving Curiosities
Cori Sirois

How to Make Your Tandem Skydive!

Now is the perfect time to encourage our family and friends to finally make that tandem skydive! Soon restrictions from our world wide lockdown will allow for us to return to skydiving. With the warm summer weather and renewed sense of freedom, this is a perfect opportunity to share the experience of skydiving with our family and friends. Lets encourage our peers to celebrate their

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Skydiver packing parachute
My Experience
Augusto Bartelle

How to Pack Your Own Parachute

One of the most important parts when we are going to skydive is our gear. Instructors teach and remind us every time to check our skydiving equipment over again and again. There is a reason for that. We need it to be 100% in working order. When we do a tandem skydive or before getting our A license, we do not pack our parachute. People do

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