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Timothy Parrant

Why Colors Matter

Did you ever think that colors have a much bigger role within skydiving, rather than a way of expressing ourselves? In this article, we are breaking colors down in 3 areas: safety, competitions, and gear’s durability. Remember that different colors have different effects, and by knowing this, we can pick the best colors for our intentions. Therefore, the smartest move is to use colors in

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Domino's Pizza got delivered at 10000 feet from the ground
Interview
Augusto Bartelle

Skydiving Interview: McKenna Knipe

Without a doubt, if you are a skydiver and on Instagram, you have seen some of McKenna Knipe’s outrageously funny and creative skydiving videos. She’s taking skydiving videos to a new level! From wearing a cow costume while eating Chic-fil-A, munching on pizza on a high pull, Dominos delivery by CRW, to wingsuit rodeo dining a Burger King Whopper. McKenna truly is a unique skydiving

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Coronavirus, Skydiving Center and Skydivers. What to do?
Contributor
Augusto Bartelle

How Should We Behave After Covid-19

Coronavirus caught the entire world off guard, including our skydiving community. Most of us have not been skydiving at all since it hit our country or state. The government and the media are sharing lots of good habits to develop to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and sound. However, what should our skydiving community do when we are allowed to jump again? How

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How to boost your Social Media Network
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

How to Boost Your Instagram

I’m writing this article about how to boost your Instagram to explain how I use this social media network, to increase the number of people that know more about what I love to do, skydiving. Since building up an online community on Instagram, I was able to influence hundreds of people to skydive for the first time and also to become licensed skydivers. I was

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5 Skydiving Books to Read during the Quarantine
My Experience
Cori Sirois

6 Skydiving Books to Read in Quarantine

Here are six skydiving book recommendations for you in this week’s post. Finding yourself a bit bored in this strange time of lockdown? Naturally missing skydiving, as we all are. Well, we want to give you some inspiration to pass the time. Reading skydiving content is a great way to keep flying at the top of our minds during the lockdown. Thankfully, across the globe,

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skydiver having fun in free fall
Drop Zone
Augusto Bartelle

5 Things to do After Getting your Skydiving License

We all went through this. We worked hard, we were afraid, but we did it. The skydiving course is done, and we are ready to fly that rental skydiving gear by ourselves. Now, you are about to get that A license stamp on your forehead. Remind yourself to look good for the pictures with your home DZ crew and friends. From now on, you have

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Catherine Bernier from Skydive Vibes Interview
Interview
Augusto Bartelle

Skydive Vibes – Catherine Bernier Interview

Catherine Bernier is the creator of the skydiving YouTube channel and social media page Skydive Vibes. You may be familiar with the page Skydive Vibes, as it is a popular skydiving content account. Promoting the passion of skydiving, and creating weekly videos with topics to help you become a better skydiver! We wanted to learn more about Catherine, and her page Skydive Vibes. Check out

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Dilys Price is a 82 years old skydiver
My Experience
Augusto Bartelle

How to Last Long – Skydiving Safety

In the last 6 months, I have lost 3 GoPro cameras in 2 minor skydiving collisions. These kind of situations make us think about how to increase safety when skydiving. Increasing our likelihood of lasting long in skydiving. Resulting from these events, I have thought about the difference between fear, respect, personality, and the connection between mind and body. Realistically, there is only one way

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Skydivers flying their canopies during Flock Yeah event at skydive Empuriabrava
Drop Zone
Augusto Bartelle

What is Flock Yeah!

“Flock Yeah!” is a 4-day canopy skill camp held in Empuriabrava, Spain. The organizers focus mainly on building up skills on high performance canopies, safety precautions, communication, flight planning, and flocking maneuvers. Furthermore, all organizers have a tremendous amount of experience under canopy. Therefore, safety always comes first. The name of the event is related to its most prominent sponsor, NZ Aerosports. Flock Yeah! will

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Canopies and wing suit working together during a skydiving jump in Australia
Drop Zone
Cori Sirois

Top 5 Dropzones in Australia

When you are thinking of amazing places in the world to skydive, surely skydiving in Australia has to be on your list! With most areas having year round decent jumping weather, sandy beaches and a chill Australian vibe. What more could a skydiver really ask for? Australia is absolutely on our list of places we NEED to jump. And so, we have compiled a list

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skydiving altimeters
Equipment Review
Cori Sirois

The Best 9 Audible Altimeters for Skydiving

In today’s market, when buying new skydiving gear, including audible altimeters, there are multiple options to choose from. Thus, it can become a hard decision because our skydiving friends are often suggesting their preferred piece of equipment. Although, advice is not a bad thing! However, sometimes what equipment is good for one person, may not be as optimal for another. And so, here we are

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skydiving swoop over the water during competition
My Experience
Pete Allum

How to Find the Correct Wing for Each Pilot

The article that I was asked to write was downsizing but I would prefer to call it: How to find the correct wing for each pilot. Allow me to immediately digress and explain something that happened within surf culture in the 1990s. All through the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s board design had been going through rapid and radical changes. Then in the ‘90s top competitive

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Skydiving angle jump with many skydivers above the Maldives.
Drop Zone
Augusto Bartelle

How is to Skydive in the Maldives

I’ve been thinking about how to explain what the skydiving boogie in the Maldives was for me, in a manner that everyone could understand. It’s like trying to tell what sex is like to a virgin or why we keep jumping from an airplane for a non-skydiver. And so, that’s why I decided to put some footage together and show you guys all about this

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The Flip Film with Remi Angeli waiting the right moment to BASE jumping from a bridge.
Contributor
Augusto Bartelle

The Flip: The BASE Jumping Short Film is the Winner!

Reed Rickert and Rémi Angéli have recently received an award from National Geographic with the short film The Flip. This BASE Jumping and skydiving movie is the 2019 National Geographic Wild To Inspire Short Film Competition Winner. Surely you must know how important that is for the skydiving and BASE jumping community. Not often do we have the opportunity to celebrate our sports winning something

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skydivers kissing in the air
My Experience
Augusto Bartelle

10 Valentines Day Gifts for Skydivers

Valentines Day is approaching and you might be scratching your head, thinking of gift ideas for your skydiving partner. Love is in the air, quite literally for skydivers. And so we want to help you make your loved ones day special with a skydiving related gift. Certainly you should go out of you way to show them a little extra love this year with one

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the person behind the skydiving manifest window.
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

Who is the Skydiving Manifest?

Who is the skydiving manifest and what do they do?  They are the unsung heroes of the dropzone. The patient, the skilled, the experienced, multitasking center of the dropzone. Really, these folks MAKE our skydiving day happen, and always with a good attitude and smile on their faces. But wait! Are you new to skydiving? Perhaps been around a while and becoming forgetful with just

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indoor skydiving athletes
Indoor Skydiving
Cori Sirois

The Wind Games – Changing the Face of Competitions

The Wind Games is the largest competition in the wind tunnel or indoor skydiving world. It would be surprising if you have not heard of it yet. Although, surely you have seen videos of athletes routines that frequently are shared across social media. Not only is Wind Games an anticipated yearly competition, it also has been a huge player in innovation and changing the face

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skydiving, high five, smile face clouds
My Experience
Augusto Bartelle

Good Vibes Only: Skydiving in Brazil

All Brazilians are well known for the good vibes and partying and guess what? The skydiving community in Brazil is just as AMAZING! Already I consider myself very lucky to be able to enjoy the summer in South America. That lucky feeling has increased exponentially since I have been invited to share a little bit of what I’ve learned with so many fun people here.

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Women stretching her leg after doing exercises
Curiosities
Cori Sirois

How to Get Back Into Shape After the Holidays

Whether you spent the holidays at a boogie, on a beach, or even just at home relaxing, I am sure you are feeling the effects of holiday excess and want to get back in shape. A new year, and the desire to cleanse your body after the holiday, is a perfect combination to make some better habits to help you get back into shape! And

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skydiving friends after jumping in a boogie
My Experience
Cori Sirois

Are You Ready For Your First Skydiving Boogie?

Your first skydiving boogie can be pretty darn exciting! There are some preparations to take into consideration before showing up for your first boogie. Whether the boogie be at your home dropzone or one that you must travel to. We are here to offer some tips about registration, traveling with gear and what to bring to your first skydiving event. Remembering back to my first

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