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Blue Skies Magazine September 2012 Issue

From the desk of Kolla:

The September 2012 issue, #35, is on its way to the hearts, minds, and mailboxes of all current Blue Skies Mag subscribers. If you are not a current subscriber, why don’t you go ahead and remedy that situation now. blueskiesmag.com/subscribe. Click. Pay. Receive.

If you are a subscriber and do not receive your issue #35 by October 1, please contact Kolla@blueskiesmag.com.

Here is what you will find in the unique and beautiful flower called issue 35:

  • DZ Awards 2012
    • Voting starts here and now!
  • The HTC One Project, Part 2 | by Sydney Owen (not Syndey, or even Amanda. SYDNEY. OWEN. BAM!)
    • Sydney’s interview with Norman Kent continues. Many lovely pictures of Roberta Mancino.
  • Harnessing Fear: A Skydiver’s Guide to Effective Self-Talk | By Beth Athanas
  • Gravity | by Annette O’Neil
    • A lovely BASE story.
  • Summerfest Photo Essay
  • What’s the Rush? | by Douggs
    • The coolest fucking BASE jumper in the world wants you to slow down. And get off his damn lawn. Seriously, there’s no good reason to rush your BASE career just so you have something to post on YouTube.
  • Turning Points: God Save the Queen | by Kurt Gaebel
    • How in the world did the UK field 72 teams for 4-way FS competition at their National this year?
  • Pants Off Dance Off | by the Fuckin’ Pilot
    • A couple cold cuts in a washing machine. Yup.
  • I Want to Learn to BASE Jump | by Melanie Curtis
    • Speaking of taking it slow and easy…
  • Jump a Random Skydiver: Chris Bonafide

And that’s all, folks! Let us know what you think of this issue, the things in it, the paper, your mailman, your relationship with your mailbox. Anything. Please. There are bajillions of ways to contact us, choose your favorite and talk to us!

I am thrilled to see more and more BASE related articles by various writers.  The sport needs positive voices speaking out in articles to quiet the negative press.  I am personally thrilled excited to see an article by the lovely and very talented Annette O’Neill.

On a personal note, I am home recovering from the past weeks surgery.  The doctor believes she has gotten it all and I am on a path of 4 to 6 weeks of healing recovery and in office treatments.  May I express my gratitude to all those who have shared well wishes.  Thank You.

Now that I have all this free time which requires me to relax, I hope to get my photos sorted and posted from my 1st BASE trip over this past summer to Norway.

Peace, Cynthia

Blue Skies Magazine: June Issue

By: Kolla Kolbeinsdottir of Blue Skies Magazine

In this issue, with my favorite quotes from each feature:

Smile More by Aly DeMayo
“Life is too short to be upset.”

BLESMA Trans4mers by Deane “Smudge” Smith
“How could we tell people to arch with pelvic injuries, and legs-out with no legs?”

A Scumbag’s Guide to Adventure Living: Food by Chris “Douggs” McDougall
“Remember not to bother chewing the corn because no matter what you do it will still come out the way it looks on the packet. Save your energy for something else, like drinking beer!”

BASE in 4 by Jeff Agard
“Please do not follow my path to obtaining a BASE number; it is not a wise choice.”

Adrenaline Junkie by Jesse Graham
“I had drifted into oncoming traffic going about 65. I yanked the wheel to the right and missed it by 2-3 feet max. We looked at each other like, ‘Oh shit,” and drove in silence straight to the dope man’s house.”

Cleaning Your Container by Chuck Marshall
“I’m a Downy guy myself.”

Aerodynamics for Dummies: Myth Buster by Julien Peelman
“Who is the new girl at manifest?”

Turning Points: Changing History by Kurt Gaebel
“There are five guys from Belgium who are eager to show that a small country can win gold medals. For the first time in modern formation skydiving history.”

The Truth about Tandems by Dean “The Fuckin’ Pilot” Ricci
“Of course I did. I jam a boner in EVERYONE’S back!”

Flying Bullets and Funnels by Melanie Curtis
“As skydivers, we already have the tools to face our fear and move through it … we did it on Level 1 and we can do it on leveling with ourselves.”

Texts from SkyGod
“Yup, she was into some freaky stuff”

Jump a Random Skydiver: Amy Dannacher
“The idea that skydiving is intolerable for error is what makes skydiving so exhilarating.”

Someone You Think You Know…15 Questions with BASE jumper Jevto Dedijer

  • Name: Jevto Dedijer
  • Age: 46
  • Marital Status: Wife- Yolaine de Saint D’Authingues
  • Children: Damien 19 and Chloé 15
  • Location: Québec City – Canada
  • Number of Jumps: 15 BASE jumps
  • Year of first Jump: 1982
  • Container: Racer
  • Canopy: Strato Cloud
  • Profession: Brand Strategist
  • Number of Skydives: 800

In speaking with an up and coming B.A.S.E. jumper, I inquired if they had heard of “Jevto Dedijer”; they paused for a moment and said “they didn’t think so.” When I in turn asked, “B.A.S.E. 66”, he replied, “The book? Yes I have heard of it.” In a sport where names seem to become lost and number’s take their place Jevto Dedijer cemented his number into the history of the sport at Europe’s exit points and behind the brightly colored orange book jacket with the simple title, “BASE 66”.

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