Wednesday, March 31, 2010

James Boole back in the air


Well known wingsuiter and personal friend of Fly Like Brick James Boole is covered in a story on the Sun website, about how he's back to skydiving and BASE, a year after his accident in Kamchatka, Russia.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

WWWN - Twitter live-stream



Just a friendly reminder, that WingSuitNews.com is also on twitter.
If you want to stay up to date on whats happening in the big broad world of wingsuit flying, just subscribe/follow to receive updates the moment they hit the net!

Check it out at twitter.com/wingsuit

Flock & Dock 6 - The 'Ralph K Experience'

And another Flock & Dock video made it onto the web!
Ralph made a nice edit on the shots his GoPro HD captured during his flights.

Check it out!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Foot Mount over Castellon

The FlyByWire Wingsuit Team posted a video on their training for the wingsuit competition in Terni, Italy.

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Swiss Valley Wingsuit Trip, Winter 2010

Great mini-winter vacation in Switzerland with great fiends. Don't get to fly the wingsuit off cliffs too often, but when I do there's very few things I'd rather be doing. Enjoy!!


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Stealth2 - Maiden Flight (Sept 2009)

wingsuit: stealth2
exit: 12.500 ft (high speed, plane slightly diving)
pull: 3.500 ft (open 3.300 ft)
freefall time: 2:52

A slightly older video, showing the first jump I did on my production model Stealth2.
I had not jumped for 2 months, due to a broken collar-bone in Ukraine (sorry about that one..;) and had been looking at this one, hanging there un-used for all that time...

This is one of the few solos where I just did max flight, as normaly Im doing acro practice when jumping solo. So I decided to upload it as proof that I do try and fly maxed out for the occasional jump or two ;)

I was enjoying the sun, and trying to pass the clouds. Couldnt resist a bit of diving and swooping through the clouds near the end, so not cruising at max (slow) fallrate the whole jump.
Still got close to 3 minutes. Not doing the diving/swooping thing near the end would probably have me cruise by that one with ease.

Ill try and do some long solo stuff sometime soon again!


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Lauterbrunnen BASE 2010

Tracking & 1st few Wingsuit BASE jumps in the Valley.


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Dutch Wingsuit BASE - Brento, Italy

Henny Wiggers uploaded a new video to his YouTube account:
First BASE jump from Oliver Nöthen and Wingsuit BASE jump with Edu Mertz from Monte Brento Italy at March 14 2010.


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Purple Mike's Rodeo Circus

Alex uploaded another video from Flock & Dock (USA), titled 'Purple Mike's Rodeo Circus'

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Flock & Dock 6.0

And slowly the first videos from the 2010 Zephyrhills Phoenix-Fly/Morpheus event: Flock & Dock 6.0 start coming in:

Flocking with Flamingos


Docking with Monkey

What did we miss..

Due to my USA travels from last week, WWWN briefly suffered a bit of a low in videos posted. To compensate for that lack of news. Here is a big post 'playing catch-up'

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2 min 30 sec wingsuit flight


Cape canaveral wingsuit. Mar 2010


Flocking over Skydive Elsinore

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Oxygen Wingsuit Team - Training in Madrid

training week oxygen wst, skydive spain, sevilla, europe, training acro, fun, rodeo, beerline ... enjoy !
plz check our websitel: www.lowpull.be
grtzzz and blue skies, Tim


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Wingsuit Rodeo (passenger POV)

My first wingsuit rodeo jump :) Flyers are Bart Vereecken, Bavo Vleminckx, Simon Brentford, Tim Van Eester, Jorge and Elias Gerris (myself).


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Hercules Boogie 2004 - GhostRider

And some older stuff:

From the archives comes an older video we shot as a special intro for the 2004 Hercules Boogie (Sweden). Awesome action, killer acting (attempts), amazing CGI and the first ever wingsuit landing caught on film! Check it out now!

Enjoy!


GoPro - Loops & Rolls

Wingsuit solo jump at Búzios Boogie (RJ - Brazil) on March/ 21st. Gopro HD video camera with homemade foot mount (raw video file, no editing)


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Friday, March 26, 2010

Stealth2 - Product information



Phoenix-Fly updated their website with product information on the Stealth2.

Check it out here

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Gibolin: Fastest Wingsuit on the Planet

A short text and video on the creator of the Gibolin wingsuit which, according to its designer, outflies all current wingsuit models due to its innovative design features and technology.

Here is the achievement of 8 years of hard work, trying to increase the glide ratio of the fiight with a wingsuit, building 3 prototypes by myself. The result was a 3.7 without previous steep diving.
I've based my work on biomechanics, anatomy and physics. I've had the help of many specialists such as a sail maker and also Yves Rossy, Mr "Jet-man" who lives next door to me.

This is a movie to share the thrill and passion of this great adventre we could all live!

Enjoy!

For those who want to learn more about this project: www.gibolin.ch


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Wingsuit Accident: Pete Luter



FoxNews has a short item on the sad passing of Pete Luter, in a skydiving accident at Zephyrhills (USA) during the 'Flock and Dock' wingsuit event.

Check it out on the FoxNews website.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tracker vs Parapente

Though not fully wingsuit flying, I couldnt resist not posting this video.
A skydiver brutally crashes into a paraglider at Oludeniz

And our appologies for the short silence, in terms of posting.
A one week trip to the USA for a wingsuit event (Flock & Dock 6) limited the time available for posting newer videos. But we're back in action!

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Phoenix-Fly Stealth2 (engines sold seperately)



And the official announcement from the Stealth2 by Phoenix-Fly!

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PureSkydive.com



Wingsuit Flyer Kaspars (from the former DNB Nord Wingsuit Team) started a new weblog/news website called Pure.Skydive collecting a variety of skydiving and Xsports related news from all over the world.

Check it out here!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

3D wingsuit proximity flying game

And its one of those days where I get to post some 3D game stuff that I am happy to be involved with. Its only initial footage, with rough terrain, a temp. 3D model. But hopefully already showing the cool direction this is heading.

Programmer Martijn Zandvliet is working on a wingsuit simulation/proximity flying game.
Working with Jarno Cordia from AirRebels.com/FlyLikeBrick.com for 3D modeling and technical input on flying.


Check it out!

Photo competition: Wingsuit Photo



And an awesome wingsuit photo has been submitted to a Norwegian photo competition.
Check out the different pictures, and award points (1 to 5 stars) based on your taste and personal preference.

Check it out here!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

Wingsuit Data Overlay

Solo wingsuit, GPS overlay, Google Earth Map (more data) via Paralog


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Swiss proxy flying

Exciting way to spend a beautiful time in Switzerland. B.A.S.E. jumping in Swiss valley.


Check it out!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Skyaking... wait, what?


Although not strictly about wingsuits, we came across these two articles on British news sites Mail Online and The Daily Telegraph which both feature a similar article about Miles Daisher who skydives with a kayak. Wingsuits are required to take pictures of this unusual discipline because the freefall speed is below 100mph. Apparently his antics will be featured in an upcoming 3D movie, which I'm guessing will be the IMAX movie being shot by Red Bull featured in earlier posts.

Telegraph.co.uk has some footage, in which I don't actually see the other skydivers wearing wingsuits...



Read the full articles at Mail Online here and Telegraph.co.uk here.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Docked Wingsuit Challenge 2010

From Flock University:



Flock University
presents: The Docked Wingsuit Challenge 2010
With the goal of pushing the boundaries of wingsuit flight, Flock U encourages wingsuiters to hone their docked flying skills this summer. For this purpose, the Docked Challenge was created as an international online-submission wingsuit competition for building the best linked formations to date.

Between Feb 10th and Sep 10th 2010 wingsuiters from all over the world are encouraged to submit proof (pictures, video) of their docked formations.
Winners will receive prizes from various sponsors, so far including Tonysuits (10% off) and Phoenix-Fly (25% off), with several other sponsored prizes awaiting confirmation.

Formations are judged on a simple point system: 1 point for every hand on hand dock, 2 points for every hand on foot dock (to encourage flying of harder formations). For a complete list of rules, visit this page.
Submit your docked formations, enjoy and fly safely!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

norway 2009

Douggs posted the following:

unfortunately most of my files became corrupted and i couldnt fix them so this is what is left of norway 2009, a couple of good time lapses and 2 good tracking jumps, oh well.

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Monday, March 1, 2010