Now that Janine is on her way of getting better we hope to compete at ESL Finals and at the World Championships in Gold Coast/Australia in our original Lineup! Thank you Philip Berstermann Fotografie to for the great photo credit
Thanks to our short term Plan C Birte Cordua as alternate on Outside Center – we managed to qualify for World Cup 2019 despite the circumstances of Janine still being injured.
As our Tail Caro has a new job at EasyJet and is short on holiday we managed to do all the jumps in 3 days so Caro could take off just in time for her next flight… Phew :-))
Thorsten Jung – nickname „Traggi“ – is our XL Version of a teddy bear. He did his first jump at FSZ Saar in 2007 and has found his passion as tandem master and video man. We are super happy that Traggi is flying with us as a professional video guy AND as our „Rock in the Surf“.
Traggi is the man of all Team Pictures and Videos and puts us into the perfect scene. As the one and only boy flying with us he is always the invisible one… but thanks to his great personality he is omnipresent by heart. If you hear death metal in the morning, smell pulled pork being smoked or are forced to look at hilarious youtube videos it’s probably Traggi 🙂
First jump: 2007
Home Dropzone: FSZ Saar, Saarlouis
Tunnel time : 15 Minutes (in Eloy with Thomas Hughes and the Team :-)))
We are coaching FS Skills all over Germany outdoor and indoor. Especially at our Home Dropzone FSZ Saar in Saarlouis there have been a lot of eager FS Rookies who have completed up to three FS coaching camps with us – still wanting more 🙂 We like to train good basic skills first – which include stretching in the morning, preparing jumps technically, entering an exiting the plane, flying your body in a certain direction / level / distance, how to fly 2-way / 3-way / 4 way formations and drill dives as homework for tunnel and outdoor. Safety skills like rig check, tracking and landing patterns are mandatory.
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Skydiving is more dangerous for your hearing than you might imagine. Every jump your ears are packed full of decibels, from the roar of the plane’s engine to the thunder of the wind during freefall. Also spending hours in the wind tunnel is a very noisy business.
In the same way you protect your ears when you hang out by the speakers in the front row of a live concert, you’d be best advised to protect your ears when you go skydiving. Especially if you jump quite often – like we do while team training – it is useful to have a pair of trusty earplugs.
The best protection you’ll get by a pair of customized earplugs from an audiolologist. You will have to invest about 100-150 Euros, but it is definitely worth it. These little fellows fit into your ears perfectly… and they are very comfortable to wear. And don’t be scared of overhearing important sounds like the voices of your skydive buddies during the climb – this will not be the case.
SKYNAMITE Inside Center Sandra got her brandnew pair of customized ear protection just some days ago. She could choose out of several colours, and picked the one that is best visible in case they fall onto the grass while taking off the helmet after landing – a bright red. She only had to visit the audiologist once for making an imprint of her ears. This takes about 10 minutes, and you get bright green silicone injected into both ears, and ok you look quite stupid while waiting for it to dry. 😉
As a result you get two interesting looking templates of your ear canals. That’s it!
Three weeks later the earplugs were ready for pickup… right on time for our next team training.
Some time ago the German Parachute Association published some interesting facts about noise in skydiving on their website. They are absolutely worth reading (available only in german).