What are the thoughts of the man in the wing suit?
Previous collaboration between Espen Fadnes and Goovinn, the movie “Sense of flying” became a huge success with millions of views in social medias. This time Espen and Goovinn decide to take the concept one step further. Our new release “Split of a second” showing not only new nerve-racking flight scenes but also tells the story of the man inside the wingsuit. Enjoy!
Click on the link to watch SPLIT OF A SECOND: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nx37ccqHMk&feature=youtu.be
Q&A with Espen
First of all, why do you fly wingsuit?
Wingsuit flying is my personal proving ground. It is a ground where there are no systems that’s limits me. It is me and only me that can shape my path for what to risk, achieve sense and learn. It gives me great pleasure, and increases my ability to face and embrace other parts of life.
- What was the hardest thing about the Split of a second project?
I must admit that probably was speaking in freefall combined with cutting edge proximity flying. When I charge that hard in flying, I use all my mental capacity. Over and over again I flew with a neck mike system for recording my voice in freefall. Every time I landed just to realize I yet again had flown down the mountain in total silence. Oh well. It might happen next time.
- What’s next for you after this movie?
In the next two weeks Ill be on a somewhat base vacation in Italy. Good friends, long hikes and climbes and jumping in pure pleasure off mountains. Although I enjoy the extra pressure of a wingsuit flying job, it is important to calm down at times. After that I am to do World Wingsuit League in China in mid-October. The first wingsuit proximity race, with 16 selected worldwide basejumpers.
- When and where was the movie shot?
Split of a second was filmed in mid-July in Chamonix, France. In Chamonix there is a mountain called Brevent. Brevent has a cable car going all the way from down town on 1000 meters and up to the exit 2600 meters above. With the scenery of Mount Blanc it is mandatory place for everyone to visit sometime in their life.
The suit and me are capable of doing stable flights on a 3 to 1 scale. Three forward on every meter down. So you can do the calculation yourself. How long will I theoretically fly from 1000 meters?
- How was your first wingsuit jump?
It was a nerve-racking flight on the west coast of Norway in fall 2001. I had a stable exit. Felt like a prisoner inside this suit. Flew on the stall point slowly for one minute and was ecstatic. I wasn’t falling. I was flying, finally. And I never looked back.
Missed the first video "Sense of Flying" or just want to experience it again?
Here is the Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER1PGYe9UZA