Category Archives: Sports

On passing adult bronze ‘moves in the field’

Whew!  One more stressful deadline is passed, and successfully!  On Sunday, I passed my adult bronze ‘moves in the field’ figure skating test!  Of course, most readers probably have no idea what that means. The USFSA (U.S. Figure Skating Association) … Continue reading

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Skating a rollercoaster?

I know people will call me nuts, but this looks like fun: via The Daily Mail, we learn that an extreme sports enthusiast took a high-speed ride on a rollercoaster — on specially designed roller skates! An adrenaline junkie has … Continue reading

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900th skydive milestone!

Just a short note: yesterday I made three skydives, the third of which was my 900th! Up until the 1000th jump, skydivers tend to treat every 100th jump as a personal milestone.  Due to work, I’ve been jumping quite irregularly, … Continue reading

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Back in the air!

The weather has finally been getting nice enough again to get some consistent skydiving in and not freeze one’s ass off at the same time!  The following video is actually back from January, but I finally got around to uploading … Continue reading

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Swoop bowling!

This is my busy class day today, so I don’t have time for a detailed post.  However, a friend of mine sent me a video of his recent skydiving exploits, which he refers to as ‘swoop bowling’.  I present the … Continue reading

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‘Fusion Man’ tools across the Channel

I’ve previously mentioned the exploits of Yves Rossy, aka “Fusion Man”, a daredevil who had successfully built and tested a jet-powered wing.  Now, according to CNN, Rossy has taken a flight across the English Channel!  The 22-mile flight from Calais … Continue reading

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Bill Murray makes a skydive!

(h/t my Mom)  For the opening of the 50th Chicago Air & Water show on Friday, actor Bill Murray decided to take the plunge and make a tandem skydive!  The raw footage of his skydive can be seen at the … Continue reading

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