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Pro BASE World Cup - Ellen Brennan

 
Pro BASE World Cup - Ellen Brennan
Pro BASE World Cup - Ellen Brennan
Pro BASE World Cup - Ellen Brennan
 
September 18, 2012 - 
 

I had such an amazing time competing in the Pro BASE World Cup this weekend! 42 of the best wingsuit pilots showed up to Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland to go head to head to see who the fastest pilot was! It was great to see everyone working together, and giving tips and advice to help other pilots. The energy there was just incredible!

The flying in the race was something I have never done before. I am used to jumping off of cliffs High up in the mountains and the flying for a few minutes, navigating the terrain, and then pulling super high in order to assess the landing areas and wind directions. At This competition, the total flight took most people under 25 seconds, and then 25 seconds of canopy time. It was FAST!  Here the flying style is completely different. We were diving as fast as we could to the ground, which felt very unnatural. But the increased speed gives you more energy which means faster inputs, and all of this added up makes it a very intense, exciting experience. I went there with the goal to be the fastest girl, and i was!!! And now that I have learned some more tricks on flying fast, I fully anticipate to be on the podium next year :)

 

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