JP535

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  1. JP535

    freezone wind tunnel

    Hello, in December me and another friend went and did 11 hours each there at Freezone. The coaching was great for us. We had Ivan Karpuhin, Sergei Yasnikov, and Max Vodopyanov for our 22 hours. They were all awesome flyers and all skydive as well. Ivan I believe is on their national skydive team. I think they all compete in tunnel comps. We were recommended these coaches by the Freezone office after we described the type of flying we wanted to learn. I plan to use the same coaches for our next 22 hours this summer. They were fun to fly with and very committed to teaching the proper technique. Freezone is recently remodeled and has all the good equipment. The flights are all recorded from 3 different angles. After the flights, you can go to a team room and they will debrief you more while watching the videos. You can also, download the videos if you want to keep them. Not sure if you speak russian or not, these 3 spoke enough english we were able to learn from them. Of course there is a little language barrier, but they could demonstrate proper technique and explain what we needed. Hope you have a great time there.
  2. JP535

    Freezone

    Cheapest tunnel prices in the world ! $3200 for 11 hours at Freezone in Moscow. I recently took a trip to Freezone to try and learn to freefly. Knowing that it was going to take a lot of time to start to gain the skills to fly properly, I decided that i couldnÕt afford the $800-1,000 per hour rates in the states. I found Freezone and started emailing the staff there. They were very friendly and helpful with setting up everything for me. Everything from help with invitations for Russian Visa, hotel suggestions, selecting coaches that were awesome flyers and spoke english, free shuttle daily to and from the hotel/airport, trips to the bank (ATM) and help with anything we needed. Plane tickets from the states can be found from $450-700 from LAX and hotels can be anywhere from $15-50 a night. Add it all up and for the price of 4-6 hours in the states you can get 11 hours there. Freezone has recently upgraded their whole facility that includes a 16.5Õ and 12Õ tunnels. They have a restaurant, bar, team rooms with video to debrief and tons of floor space to use creepers or stretch out or whatever. They are currently building a hotel on site as well but it wasnÕt open yet. They will have a full weight room and another bar/restaurant in it. I went with another flyer that had about 25 hours of tunnel already and was wanting to learn more dynamic type of flying. The coaches were great in getting him to progress and learn new techniques. I was pretty much starting from the beginning having to re-learn back and sit flying ( I havenÕt flown in 3 years). I did get to do some head down but I need more practice. I am heavier big guy weighing about 250 lbs and they spent a lot of time with me to learn to gain extra lift from every way possible without just turning up the tunnel speed. In the US tunnels that I had trained in previously, they just cranked up the speed to get me up and I wasnÕt learning the right technique. These guys really spent the time to teach me the right way. We could fly, then go to the team room and watch the videos of the flights and critique techniques. You can even bring your own coach if you want and use their facility that way if you wish. There was another large group of 12-13 flyers that brought their own coach. They will work with you and help set up any schedule you want that works. Prices for 12Õ tunnel Day rate from 1600-0100 week days 330 EUR $390 USD 1000-0100 week ends Same Night Rate 0100-1600 week days 270 EUR $320 USD 0100-1000 week ends Same 16.5Õ tunnel 1600-0100 week days 370 EUR $440 USD 1000-0100 week ends Same Night Rate 0100-1600 week days 330 EUR $390 USD 0100-1000 week ends Same Coaching rate for private coaching is $100 EUR or $118 USD per hour, they have many coaches at different levels for whatever you need. Many of the coaches also compete in tunnel competitions and are skydivers themselves. I just pulled those rates off of their website freezone.net December 29th 2017. We flew under a cheaper price of $2900 for 10 hours and if you buy 10, you get 1 hour for free. Looks like their prices just went up a little since we booked a month ago. So if you are looking to do a bunch of bulk time in the tunnel, check out Freezone. I canÕt say enough good things about how they treated us and how great the coaches and staff were. Plus, it was pretty cool visiting Moscow and seeing everything the city has to offer.
  3. JP535

    Freezone

    Cheapest tunnel prices in the world ! $3200 for 11 hours at Freezone in Moscow. I recently took a trip to Freezone to try and learn to freefly. Knowing that it was going to take a lot of time to start to gain the skills to fly properly, I decided that i couldnÕt afford the $800-1,000 per hour rates in the states. I found Freezone and started emailing the staff there. They were very friendly and helpful with setting up everything for me. Everything from help with invitations for Russian Visa, hotel suggestions, selecting coaches that were awesome flyers and spoke english, free shuttle daily to and from the hotel/airport, trips to the bank (ATM) and help with anything we needed. Plane tickets from the states can be found from $450-700 from LAX and hotels can be anywhere from $15-50 a night. Add it all up and for the price of 4-6 hours in the states you can get 11 hours there. Freezone has recently upgraded their whole facility that includes a 16.5Õ and 12Õ tunnels. They have a restaurant, bar, team rooms with video to debrief and tons of floor space to use creepers or stretch out or whatever. They are currently building a hotel on site as well but it wasnÕt open yet. They will have a full weight room and another bar/restaurant in it. I went with another flyer that had about 25 hours of tunnel already and was wanting to learn more dynamic type of flying. The coaches were great in getting him to progress and learn new techniques. I was pretty much starting from the beginning having to re-learn back and sit flying ( I havenÕt flown in 3 years). I did get to do some head down but I need more practice. I am heavier big guy weighing about 250 lbs and they spent a lot of time with me to learn to gain extra lift from every way possible without just turning up the tunnel speed. In the US tunnels that I had trained in previously, they just cranked up the speed to get me up and I wasnÕt learning the right technique. These guys really spent the time to teach me the right way. We could fly, then go to the team room and watch the videos of the flights and critique techniques. You can even bring your own coach if you want and use their facility that way if you wish. There was another large group of 12-13 flyers that brought their own coach. They will work with you and help set up any schedule you want that works. Prices for 12Õ tunnel Day rate from 1600-0100 week days 330 EUR $390 USD 1000-0100 week ends Same Night Rate 0100-1600 week days 270 EUR $320 USD 0100-1000 week ends Same 16.5Õ tunnel 1600-0100 week days 370 EUR $440 USD 1000-0100 week ends Same Night Rate 0100-1600 week days 330 EUR $390 USD 0100-1000 week ends Same Coaching rate for private coaching is $100 EUR or $118 USD per hour, they have many coaches at different levels for whatever you need. Many of the coaches also compete in tunnel competitions and are skydivers themselves. I just pulled those rates off of their website freezone.net December 29th 2017. We flew under a cheaper price of $2900 for 10 hours and if you buy 10, you get 1 hour for free. Looks like their prices just went up a little since we booked a month ago. So if you are looking to do a bunch of bulk time in the tunnel, check out Freezone. I canÕt say enough good things about how they treated us and how great the coaches and staff were. Plus, it was pretty cool visiting Moscow and seeing everything the city has to offer.
  4. JP535

    Freezone $3200 for 11 hours

    Cheapest tunnel prices in the world ! $3200 for 11 hours at Freezone in Moscow. I recently took a trip to Freezone to try and learn to freefly. Knowing that it was going to take a lot of time to start to gain the skills to fly properly, I decided that i couldn’t afford the $800-1,000 per hour rates in the states. I found Freezone and started emailing the staff there. They were very friendly and helpful with setting up everything for me. Everything from help with invitations for Russian Visa, hotel suggestions, selecting coaches that were awesome flyers and spoke english, free shuttle daily to and from the hotel/airport, trips to the bank (ATM) and help with anything we needed. Plane tickets from the states can be found from $450-700 from LAX and hotels can be anywhere from $15-50 a night. Add it all up and for the price of 4-6 hours in the states you can get 11 hours there. Freezone has recently upgraded their whole facility that includes a 16.5’ and 12’ tunnels. They have a restaurant, bar, team rooms with video to debrief and tons of floor space to use creepers or stretch out or whatever. They are currently building a hotel on site as well but it wasn’t open yet. They will have a full weight room and another bar/restaurant in it. I went with another flyer that had about 25 hours of tunnel already and was wanting to learn more dynamic type of flying. The coaches were great in getting him to progress and learn new techniques. I was pretty much starting from the beginning having to re-learn back and sit flying ( I haven’t flown in 3 years). I did get to do some head down but I need more practice. I am heavier big guy weighing about 250 lbs and they spent a lot of time with me to learn to gain extra lift from every way possible without just turning up the tunnel speed. In the US tunnels that I had trained in previously, they just cranked up the speed to get me up and I wasn’t learning the right technique. These guys really spent the time to teach me the right way. We could fly, then go to the team room and watch the videos of the flights and critique techniques. You can even bring your own coach if you want and use their facility that way if you wish. There was another large group of 12-13 flyers that brought their own coach. They will work with you and help set up any schedule you want that works. Prices for 12’ tunnel Day rate from 1600-0100 week days 330 EUR $390 USD 1000-0100 week ends Same Night Rate 0100-1600 week days 270 EUR $320 USD 0100-1000 week ends Same 16.5’ tunnel 1600-0100 week days 370 EUR $440 USD 1000-0100 week ends Same Night Rate 0100-1600 week days 330 EUR $390 USD 0100-1000 week ends Same Coaching rate for private coaching is $100 EUR or $118 USD per hour, they have many coaches at different levels for whatever you need. Many of the coaches also compete in tunnel competitions and are skydivers themselves. I just pulled those rates off of their website freezone.net December 29th 2017. We flew under a cheaper price of $2900 for 10 hours and if you buy 10, you get 1 hour for free. Looks like their prices just went up a little since we booked a month ago. So if you are looking to do a bunch of bulk time in the tunnel, check out Freezone. I can’t say enough good things about how they treated us and how great the coaches and staff were. Plus, it was pretty cool visiting Moscow and seeing everything the city has to offer.
  5. Don't get frustrated for falling like an anvil. I am 6'1 and 240'ish, and it took me a while to learn to control fall rate to be able to jump with others successfully. Get a good jump suit with the proper materials and fit that help with a little extra drag. I did a few days of coaching and an hour in the tunnel on my belly to get better at anticipating "sinking out" and adjusting before it happened. It really did help. I learned that it probably wasn't going to be a great jump if i was trying with a bunch of people that are around 120 lbs. or "floaty". Eventually, and maybe slower than other people I did learn to control my fall rate to be able to stay with the group. I suggest to get some good coaching on body position, wear a proper jump suit, and maybe try some tunnel to speed up the process. Good Luck,