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Skydiving video - Suren Weekly #7 - 2012

Last Sunday was fantastic: 4 wingsuit jumps, practicing with the team (including some artsy pushovers in the air and some failed back fly attempts, hehe), and a belly practice jump with Clara.

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You can also see the video on vimeo.com, if you want :)

Skydiving video- Suren Weekly #4 2012

Crap, two months since i last blogged. I should do something about that. That was my thought just now.

And, without further ado, here's my skydiving video from last week (this week's still in editing :)). As you can see we are improving, getting ready for the international artistic championship in August. It's gonna be awesome!

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Skydiving video - Suren Weekly

I'm recovering from a broken arm, but my friends keep on having fun as usual, hehe :D

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200 skydives and a long way to go

This Saturday - while coming back from the dropzone - i noticed that my last jump of the day had been my 200th. After realizing it, i started thinking about what it means and came to the conclusion that it means nothing. Think about it: that's only about 3 hours of training (each skydive is around 1 minute), diluted across endless times of waiting to jump. Now, in any other sport, you can easily practice much more frequently and more at a time. And you would still be far, far away from becoming a pro. Hell, even people with 30 hours of skydiving time would not be considered even remotely close to pro in any other sport, since it takes much more than that to master anything.

So, while it does make me feel good to have achieved almost half of one of my current skydiving goals (becoming an instructor) and fully accomplishing another one (have enough jumps to start practicing wingsuit flying) i have to conclude that there is still a loooong way to go to achieve perfection. In the meantime, one tries to have fun walking the path ;)

Blue skies.

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Trekking goodness

Trekking, what a great way to spend time with friends, enjoy the wilderness, and exercise, all at the same time. I just came back from the hardest one so far. It was 2 days of very real mountain climbing (we managed to move about 1.1km vertically, for a grand total of 30km on the entire trip). Suffice to say I was exhausted when it ended and that yesterday's dinner was the best meal of my life :)

I'm in the process of uploading the video of the trip and will share it as the conversion process finishes on vimeo.com.

Peace all ;)