All the planning is done and I'm amped up to get back to Europe for some more time in the mountains..
This year I'm going to mix some pleasure with "work", hosting 2 Wingsuit Camps and competing at the Italian National Championships during my trip overseas. I will be at Skydive Ravenna in Italy for a Performance Training Camp and also in Gryttgom, Sweden along with Laurent Frat, Scotty Bob, Cedric Dumont and Vincent "Le Blond" Descoles for our 3rd Wingsuit Skills Camp.
Coaching is what I love doing the most and I'm stoked to be in a position where I can travel almost anywhere and be a part of Wingsuit Progression, it really doesn't get much better than this!
I'm going to squeeze in as much time as possible in between camps and the comp to get back in to the mountains. I've decided to take the Freak 2 from Squirrel this year, I feel like there are too many people jumping the largest possible suits available and I'm hoping to show people that biggest isn't always best. There's only a handful of people that are flying lines so demanding that they need a flying mattress. Fly smarter people!
I've just got home from hosting the first Wide Open Wingsuit Series Training Camp at Skydive Perris with Randy Seib and Joe Nesbitt from Lightning Flight Wingsuit School.
The focus of this Camp is to help prepare Wingsuit Pilots for what it takes to compete in a W.O.W.S event, giving them practical experience at all aspects of the competition.
Each participant received a complete overview of every flight including video debriefing, Flysight analysis, scoring and tips for how to improve their performance.
The W.O.W.S format brings together some of the great aspects of 2 other Wingsuit competitions; the 4-way head-to-head excitement and bracketed race heats from Redbull Aces and the performance driven qualities of the Paralog Performance Competition.
It was great to see everyone's competitive nature come out in this fun environment and to hear that they all learned a lot more than expected. Hopefully we'll be seeing a lot more competitors joining the ranks in the near future!
If you would like to find out more about this new training format or 1-on-1 coaching with myself then please contact me HERE or simply follow my Facebook Page for all the latest updates.
I'm just settling back into routine after an awesome, fun, knowledge-packed 4 days at the first Next Level Wingsuit Camp.
Matt Blank, Micah Couch, Scotty Bob and myself hosted the event for 13 Wingsuiters of different skill levels at SkyDance Skydiving in Davis, California.
Leading up to the camp there was numerous concerns with the weather forecast which predicted 4 days straight of rain, all that we knew was the weatherperson has the only job in the world where you can consistently be wrong and not get fired. Our optimism clearly shined through and we managed to jump everyday despite some heavy rain on the first 2 days and managed to get 18 skill building jumps done.
The focus of the camp was progression and education, giving participants the chance to work in small and organised groups with individual objectives to create a safe learning environment that keeps stoke levels high.
During the camp we also held seminars covering an array of subject matter and surprisingly I think they stole the show. All of our participants were so hungry for information and I am super confident that they all left the camp with a new found level of safety and competence as Wingsuit Pilots.
A huge thank you must go out to SkyDance Skydiving in Davis, California who did an amazing job of getting us on every available load and accomodating us with anything imaginable to make sure this camp was a huge success. If you're in the area you should definitely go check them out.
If you would like to have a Next Level course or skills camp at your home DZ then please contact me directly.