Give me a bit of background behind the team, how everyone came together, your history in a few hundred words or less.
What does a “lineup” consist of? Three jumpers and a cameraperson?
And what exactly are these competitions scored on? Formations? Difficulty? Some amalgam of everything?
Every team competing is doing the same formations?
When you say a “round,” you mean one jump?
What is the process of your average competition?
So rather than a freefall, you just get in the wind tunnel and have thirty to forty-five seconds to do these formations?
And are the competitions cumulative? Or are these independent events?
How did each of you get into this sport?
When you say you’re doing it professionally, what does that entail? I’m assuming there are competition winnings, but where is the bulk of your sustenance generated?
So ERA3 is outfitting you?
How did the process of putting the team together? Did Joey and Chris know the other guys before joining the team, or was it just like, “Here are these dudes you’re going to be jumping out of planes with for a living. Go figure out some chemistry.”
For practical purposes, I’m assuming you’re practicing more in wind tunnels than jumping out of planes?
Because of that, do you prefer the indoor season? Or does each come with its own set of challenges?
How much time do you guys get to devote to just skydiving for yourselves? Is that something you’ve had to put on the back burner in pursuit of this competitive goal?
Tell me about the makeup of the world stage. Where are most teams coming out of? How many are coming out of the U.S.?
Why is that? Is it cultural? Geographical? Why is the jumping community more robust here?
Are these tunnels available commercially, or are they privy only to the pros?
Which means you have to practice off-hours?