Many people have asked to see a basejump from preparation, through execution and all the way to landing. Here it is, and I've added information along the way. This is a jump in Gudvangen, Norway in late October. Height above the valley is 1100 metres and its -7° Celcius.
Smiling on an exit point before a flight is not too hard. But to feel relaxed, happy, in content and 100 % ready is very challenging. A question often asked is: Arent you scared? Being scared is not that relevant to talk about. The same goes to: Can you die? Here is the key: How much uncertainty can you get rid of, and how much uncertainty are you ok to live with when consequence is fatal? It take years to fine tune the whole system; skill sets, equipment, mental control. At times it seems like I got a system that gives me calmness, but then new insight or a tiny change in the system takes me up to higher tension again. In the end we have another no brainer: If and when you decide to accept your amount of uncertainty, you might as well enjoy the ride. There is no going back anyways! Basejumping is RAD! . . . . . . . #wingsuiting#skydiving#skydive#wingsuit#basejump#basejumping#tonfly#flysquirrel#goprohero7#airshow#aviation#adventure#travelphotography#nature_of_our_world#natur#mittnorge#visitnorway#teamonecall#onecall
Let me introduce Dmitri Podoryashy. He is now the World Cup winner and European Champion in wingsuit flying. We were a field of 50 well prepared dudes from all over the world, and no one could keep up with Dima (his nick name). I've had the pleasure of competing next to Dima for many years. He is always the cool dude. Friendly, prepared, smiling and brutally strong. Yup he also do martial arts. Next year the World Championships will happen on Dimas homeground in Russia. It is expected to be the biggest skydive competition in history with more than 1000 competitors! I won the World Championships in 2018, so technically I will still be defending that title...but... for me and all the others, Dima is the man to beat now. He is the currently the best. Well deserved. Congrats you Russian flying ninja! 🚀🍾 . . . . . . . #email@example.com#vigilaad