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The Harpers - A Lasting Passion for the Sky - 2014-06-20 by Melissa Lowe

The Harpers - A Lasting Passion for the Sky The culture of skydiving attracts an eclectic group of people and for me, some of those people stand out by character, resume and history. I recently met a couple that fascinated me because of their...
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TJ Landgren - Freefly Master and Expert Canopy Pilot - 2014-02-19 by Bryn De Kocks

TJ Landgren - Freefly Master and Expert Canopy Pilot Anthony Landgren is a world record holding skydiver and member of the NorCal Alliance. We caught up with Anthony to discuss his skydiving career as well as get his thoughts on where the progression...
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Ricardo Sa Freire - Developing The Cookie FUEL - 2014-01-27 by Dropzone.com

Ricardo Sa Freire - Developing The Cookie FUEL Ricardo Sa Freire is one of the creative minds behind the very successful Cookie FUEL helmet. The talented industrial designer has been working with the guys at Cookie for almost a decade. We caught...
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Roberta Mancino - Not Just a Pretty Face - 2013-11-11 by Bryn De Kocks

Roberta Mancino - Not Just a Pretty Face Roberta Mancino is a skydiver, base jumper, kick boxer, diver and a model. She has over 7500 skydives to her name, as well as couple world records and competition wins. It seems there is nothing that ...
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Rigging Innovations - CPX Accuracy Rig - 2013-04-15 by admin

Rigging Innovations -  CPX Accuracy Rig DSE speaks to Bill at the PIA symposium about the CPX accuracy rig from Rigging Innovations, giving us an insight to this new rig.
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Eliana Rodriguez - As Bright as the Sunshine - 2004-03-19 by Betsy Barnhouse

Eliana Rodriguez - As Bright as the Sunshine Eliana’s huge smile is nearly as bright as the sunshine here in Arizona. Although she may be shy, she shares that smile on a daily basis. The warmth of that smile is inviting and uplifting to those...
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Nina Kuebler - The Endeavors of a Champion - 2003-08-25 by Betsy Barnhouse

Nina Kuebler  - The Endeavors of a Champion In the early mornings when most people are still sleeping, one will find Nina and the rest of her teammates making the first load at 5:30 am. This occurs only after a good warm-up and stretching...
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Omar Alhegelan - Prince Of The Sky - 2003-01-17 by Betsy Barnhouse

As the sun rose over the desert I hurried for the hangar, knowing full well that time is always in high demand for a world champion. I am greeted as always with a smile and I watch as it dances in...
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Max Cohn - Generation Freefly - 2002-12-17 by admin

Max Cohn is the chief instructor of Generation Freefly, a human flight school whose home base is The Ranch Parachute Club in Gardiner, New York. Max has over 5500 jumps and has been in the sport for ...
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John DeRosalia - Peak Performance - 2002-02-17 by Margaret Winchell Miller

John DeRosalia - Peak Performance John DeRosalia recently helped Sebastian XL place fourth at the 2001 World Air Games in Spain. Peak performance in sport is about achieving personal bests in competition, when it really matters. What ...
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Chuck Blue - SkymonkeyONE - 2001-12-02 by admin

Chuck Blue - SkymonkeyONE At 39 years old, Chuck is pretty long in the tooth as compared to most of his fellow swoop competitors. At 5'7" and 153 pounds he is not a very big guy either; don't let that fool you, Chuck is more...
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Carl Nespoli - The Unknown Stuntman - 2001-05-29 by Carl Nespoli - The Unknown Stuntman

Carl Nespoli - The Unknown Stuntman Carl Nespoli may not be a name that you associate with skydiving stunts (yet), but he has participated in some of the best known skydiving and aerial stunts ever performed. Carl is often the unknown ...
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Troy's Senseless Acts and Others - 2001-05-15 by Kevin Orkin

Troy's Senseless Acts and Others "They thought she had just paralyzed me, it was very frightening " Hartman is best known for his appearances on MTV's Senseless Acts and numerous television commercials. In this candid interview he...
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Jim Slaton - Advanced Canopy Pilot - 2001-02-25 by admin

Jim Slaton - Advanced Canopy Pilot Jim Slaton is widely recognized as one of the most accomplished canopy pilots in the world. Dropzone.com spoke to him and asked him about his involvement in the newly formed Para-Performance Pro...
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Wild Humans - A Reputation in Rotation - 2000-11-12 by Paige Macdonald

For the past three US Nationals, the Wild Humans have topped their competition in the canopy relative work event of 4-way rotation. Known in the past as rogues and the back street gang of the CRW...
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Alistair Hodgson - Overcoming Obstacles - 2000-10-08 by Betsy Barnhouse

Alistair Hodgson - Overcoming Obstacles Everyone has some kind of disability; some seen outwardly, while others are not readily visible to the naked eye. Some live with the notion that the only limits we have are the ones that are...
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Airspeed Soars - 2000-10-07 by Paige Macdonald

Not in the 25 years of skydiving formation competition has a team won both the 4-way and 8-way events in the same year; Arizona Airspeed dared the odds in 1999. The latest 52-minute Airspeed video,...
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Tim and Ted Wagner - Judge(Able): The Great Debate - 2000-10-07 by Paige Macdonald

"Judging was only a little bit better than last year's (Nationals). Only because it couldn't be worse." Ted Wagner at the U.S. National Skydiving Championships 2000
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DeLand Tunnel Rage - Lives Up To Its Name - 2000-10-03 by admin

There's good reason why DeLand Tunnel Rage was overwhelmingly voted by 90% of the people present at the U.S. Skydiving Nationals 2000 as Best New Team: They simply blew away their competition in the...
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Chris Talbert - Golden Knight - 2000-09-25 by Laura Maggio

Chris Talbert - Golden Knight The first time I met him was at the Ranch's bonfire pit, the night before this year's Pond Swooping Nationals. Standing there was a slim, young man with an open, friendly smile and warm eyes, whose...
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Norge Roi - "Da Base" - It's a Beautiful Thing - 2000-09-17 by Marcelaine Wininger

Norge Roi - When you're engineering a blueprint to construct a world skydiving record, you have to start with a solid foundation. Roger Nelson, at Skydive Chicago, was building the 300-Way World Record attempt ...
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