“I am a very competitive person. If I do something I like to do it well.”
JUNE 2007 “First of all I must say the Gath Gedi is practically made for wingsuit skydivers and base jumpers alike. The body position used while flying a wingsuit, with your chin near your chest and your eyes looking up and forward toward your forehead, is protected from the wind by the design of the visor. This might not work as well for normal skydivers and freeflyers who freefall in various inverted positions, but it works great with a wingsuit. A common headache in skydiving and base jumping alike is having to put your goggles down in the plane or on a cliff before jumping. The goggles begin to fog up immediately and I find many people having to hold their goggles off their face until jumping. The Gedi provides a simple solution by only having to slide down the visor shortly before jumping and it doesn't fog up either way. I am surprised to say that the visor actually stays in place quite well even while jumping out of a plane and all the wind associated with it. Combined with the minimalist look and simple design I imagine many wingsuiters will find the helmet appealing.” 24 SEPTEMBER Following jumps in Switzerland including the famous Mt Eiger I completed 49 jumps in 3 weeks. Two of those jumps were off the mushroom on the Eiger, a famous jump for base jumpers. And we did it twice in a day! Not bad for a 3 hours sketchy hike. The clear visor is working awesome. Not sure if it's because I'm being more careful with it, or it wears better then the smoke one, but I have zero issues with visibility. Also, while in Italy I was able to make a wingsuit demo jump out of a tandem paraglider into the acro paragliding world cup championships at Garda Lake. There were hundreds of spectators and about 30 of the world's best pilots watching as I flew my wingsuit over the crowd, deployed at about 300' and then landed on the accuracy raft in the lake. Not bad for some free publicity.
Salt Lake City, UTAH, USA
SKYDIVER, FREEFALLER, BASE JUMPER, CERTIFIED PHOENIX-FLY WINGSUIT INSTRUCTOR DECORATED US AIR FORCES SPECIAL UNIT COMBAT VETERAN, AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ, EXPERT DH MTB RACER, HALF IRON MAN