When people find out I skydive – voluntarily, over and over again – they always want to know why. Well, here is my answer, beautifully shot by BackToAwake… Jonathan was asked to make a video for one of my sponsors, Velocity Sports Equipment, who make my skydiving rig, the Infinity. The Internet is inundated with skydiving videos, but very few communicate to the rest of the world why it is we do what we do. Our sport we love so much isn’t always portrayed in the best light as it’s usually the incidents that are featured on the news, rather than the accomplishments. If all I saw and heard about driving was all the accidents and fatalities, I probably wouldn’t drive either.
So this was an opportunity for Jon to exercise creative freedom and give the public a taste of skydiving in it’s true form. Illustrating the freedom, beauty, and purity that can only be experienced in freefall. It is always a privilege to watch his creations come to life, especially when I can help make it happen. Please pass the video along so we can start to change the misconception that we are all just adrenaline junkies with a death wish. For the yogis out there, you might notice some similarities… Enjoy!