Alex and I took some time out this month to do some jumps for ourselves and work on some individual skills at Gryttjom earlier this month. There was definitely a learning curve to put some moves from the tunnel into the sky but it was a steep one and feeling how quickly it translated was awesome.
We were lucky with the weather as well, while everyone at Vector Festival was sat on wind hold we were enjoying blue skies and getting to see some incredible sunsets over the lakes around the dropzone. The colors from those views are where this short video of our jumps takes its name.
to be back with my buddies in the air! Five years without competing with the Skywalkers it felt good to be training again. In the last couple of months we did about 18 hours of flying leading up to the comp at Airspace.
Before the comp Domi organized a workshop to make rules for dynamic 2-way and also to make changes to the existing 4-way divepool and tournament concept. It was amazing to see how involved everybody got and how much work was done!
For the new divepool feels a lot better to fly, it is fast and smooth, and still challenging. For more info about the new divepool, check out updates on http://www.d4w.net/
When it came to training and building the free routine, all credit go to David Reader. He had all the ideas and choreographed a super nice routine for us to fly. In the end we ended up 3rd, after Chubafly (1st) and Hurricane Factory (2nd). Congrats!!
Thanks for the flying guys, looking forward to the next session! Thanks to Cookie helmets and Boogie Man for sorting us out with gear, and Voss Vind and Airspace for the best training facilities in the world.
Thank you Håvard, Alex and Dave! Lets do it again!
The D4W project has been so demanding in time and energy, it’s almost a year ago that I took the time to write on this blog. Quite a lot happened this year, the D4W concept is now a discipline that’s recognized world wide and it’s definitely time for me to step away from the organization and get back into the game.
Next step: CharleWars competition at Airspace, the brand new wind tunnel in Belgium. What could possibly be better than a competition with a Star Wars theme to reunite the Skywalkers?! Also let me introduce David Reader, he is part of the new school generation of flyers. Which means ultra talented, flying fast lines with cool tricks all over the place and he’s joining me Havard and Kristian for the comp.
If you don’t know Dave yet, you should check out this video made at Voss Vind:
Against the grain is a movie project filmed and edited entirely by myself during the Big way experience and the floquentials 2013 at skydivespain.com and organised by, Mike Carpenter, Jim Harris and Matt Hill.
After few unsuccessful attempts:
I finally make my choice:Big thank to TONFLY for the support.
Talking about playing, Im currently having a MEGA time with Mikey Carpenter, Matt Hill and Jim Harris at Skydive Spain: 15000ft, two dornier, perfect weather for almost a month now, on top of that Fun shine, Big way skill camp aKa Big shine, and still few more days to go with the floquential…. Told you: MEGA
Next step: edit a highlight video of those two weeks, then a quick stop at Bottrop and finally find a way to grow a beard before Voss Vahlalla !!!
Funny Farm was insane! Thanks to all the Aussies for a great time, Again!!!!
Surfing New Zealand North Island with Alex and Jenny now. Life could be worse 🙂
Ok so that gonna be pretty hard to not fall into the cliche “Im having the time of my life…. blablabla…. great country….. blablabla…. so much fun…. blabla…. awesome people”
So just check out the video I filmed and edited in collaboration with Christian Whyte during the Funny Farm Lite and you’ll understand.
By the way the video was projected the last day of the event, I’ve just been too much busy surfing with Håvard and hang out with dolphins…. getting ready for the HEAVY version of the Funny Farm in couple of week !!!
The last two years has been the most creative of my life, for sure. Slowly but steadily developing D4W as a discipline has been a privilige to take part of. It has brought me closer to my friends and made my fly a lot better.
D4W.net has a purpose, to show what is possible in the sport of skydiving and windtunnel flying. The site is not here for us, it is here for the athletes. We want to promote them and promote the events we organize. How. First of all we want to work with people that want to do something awesome for the sport. We want to organize kick ass events and keep developing the discipline.
Important key factors:-New competition concept
Maybe the biggest challenge will be to get people to work together. The sport needs more athletes. Now is the time to start teams, train, organize events, share experiences and learn to really fly.
Off to Australia with Alex
Cool edit about the DYN4MIC workshop in Eloy from our friend Dave. It’s pretty cool to see our students flying so badass, good job guys !!!
If you think you are ready to learn dynamic 4 way the next workshop will be at Voss during the freefly festival. Click on the poster to register.
Me and Håvard just came back from a Dynamic work shop in Eloy and a week of traning in Paraclete XP. We had the chance to fly with lot of different flyers, multiple world champion with years of experience, super skilled new school flyer, tunnel rats with thousands and thousands hours of tunnel, and some really commited students…. it’s so nice to see so much excitement and positive energy around the D4W concept. As soon as people start to fly it, they are hooked !!!
And play with the paraclete staff in the 16feet was KING. There is a very special energy in this place, same as Bottrop in matter of dedication towards flying but mainly focus on tricks, instead lines. It was also the perfect place and time to experiment the new D4W dive pool, rich from all the “Battle of Bottrop” experience and from countless hours of talking with lot of flyers, the new dive pool is technical and fun, everything connect in a smart way and make total sense. We’ll be ready soon to release it.
Today we are back in Bottrop, flying with students and David & Aurel from the Bottrop Bulls, it feels so nice to be back “Home” in the cleanest, smoothest tunnel ever. Thank you Bottrop Thank you !!!
Here a short clip with myself doing random stuff….