Besides flying your wingsuit, what other training routines do you like to do?
Mainly trying to stay fit, and at the moment trying to get our weight to match up a bit more.
Im a bit over 20 kg heavier than my teammate Jenna, which is no problem in our flying, even with the same wingsuit.
But of course the more we manage to match, the easier it all becomes.
What are the pros and cons about competing in pair instead of solo?
I think there are very few cons. The cameraman is of course also an integral part of the team, making it more than just a pair.
Main challenge is probably getting our agenda to match with our cameraman. We have around 5 weeks of training skydiving the coming 2 months, of which 2 full weeks with our cameraman. The other 3 are mainly focused on us practicing the compulsory figures, trying to give everything equal attention.
Main advantage to having a steady teammate is that you always know the tempo you fly, you can read a look, you know how the exits will go. There is a trust and connection in the air, that actually allow you to enjoy the jumps a lot more. Knowing you don’t have to worry about the other one.
How does Jenna contribute to your progression?
It’s an invaluable contribution. Without someone else pushing you. Driving you. Motivating you. It would be very difficult.
Having someone with an equal passion for what you do, it just turns every jump into an absolute joy. And it 100% has made me a better flyer!