Indoor Skydiving Mixes High-Flying Excitement And Graceful Artistry

If you want all the excitement of skydiving without jumping out of a plane, then indoor skydiving is for you. This fun activity is much cheaper and safer than its airplane counterpart. It entails “divers” soaring around inside a 66-foot high wind tunnel floating with wind speeds up to nearly 186 miles per hour. Since you’re able to flip and swoop around the makeshift sky, there are plenty of dances and acrobatics involved. It has become really popular, since you can start at any age. There’s even talk of it becoming an Olympic sport. 17-year-old Polish skydiver Maja Kuczynska flipped and twisted her way into becoming one of the sport’s best competitors. She won a bronze medal at the 2017 wind games in Spain — which is skydiving’s major indoor competition. “It’s really different from, I don’t know, let’s say then ice skating, because it’s been around for such a long time now it’s really hard to create new moves. While in the tunnel I can go and play and create something nobody has ever seen before.” While there are only around 20 top competitors worldwide the sky’s the limit — maybe this sport will become something we all regularly participate in.

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