Presentation is key

By Sequoia Schmidt

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I have found that tunnel time (indoor skydive center) is the best way to train my body.

This morning starts out with two minutes in the wind tunnel. My natural reaction when exiting into high winds is still to move my hips backwards rather than push them forward for my arch. Tunnel time helps support this maneuver. It’s not simply my hips that I need to work on today; in order to pass level three of the Accelerated Free Fall program I must demonstrate two 90 degree turns to my instructors.

The roar of air pushing through the fans of the tunnel commences as I step into the human-created wind. My form is improving. There is more stability in my movement compared to my previous wind tunnel session.

When you have incredibly high winds blowing right at you, your ability to control your …