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I started with paragliding. Paragliding is taking off from mountains with a paraglider, with the possibility to fly cross-country, distance, just with the use of thermals to soar. Also, different aerobatic maneuvers are possible with a paraglider. From there, I started with skydiving. ---->>>

BASE jumping is skydiving from fixed objects, like buildings, antennae, bridges and earth - meaning mountains, cliffs. It's for sure - for me - it's the ultimate feeling of being in free fall, with all the visual references. ---->>>

Skysurfing is skydiving with a board on the feet. You can imagine with this big surface of a skysurfing board, there is a lot of force, a lot of power. Of course, I can use this power, for example, for nice spinning - we call it 'helicopter moves.'

Skysurfing is skydiving with a board on the feet. You can imagine with this big surface of a skysurfing board, there is a lot of force, a lot of power. Of course, I can use this power, for example, for nice spinning - we call it 'helicopter moves.'

From regular, relative skydiving, I went on to freeflying. Freeflying is more the three-dimensional skydiving. ---->>>

Biography

Ueli Gegenschatz profile (ueli-gegenschatz.jpg)
Nationality: Swiss
Born: 01-03, 1971
Birthplace:
Die: 11-13, 2009
Occupation: Athlete
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Ueli Gegenschatz (January 3, 1971 – November 13, 2009, Zurich) was a Swiss BASE jumper, paraglider and skydiver who held several world records. Ueli Gegenschatz was known for his expert paragliding, skydiving and BASE jumping and his flight in a high-tech flying-squirrel-inspired wingsuit. A member of the Swiss national paragliding team for four years, Gegenschatz co-founded the Red Bull acro team in 1995 (wikipedia)