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Step into the void with The Pilot from Blue Skies Magazine as he talks to some of the worlds premiere extreme air sports athletes to get their take on living life to the fullest, their paths to the “lunatic fringe” and how they fit into the mainstream world while living life on the dark side.

Lunatic Fringe Into the Void The Pilot

    • Sports
    • 5.0, 20 Ratings

Step into the void with The Pilot from Blue Skies Magazine as he talks to some of the worlds premiere extreme air sports athletes to get their take on living life to the fullest, their paths to the “lunatic fringe” and how they fit into the mainstream world while living life on the dark side.

    Lunatic Fringe with Antz Hansen

    Lunatic Fringe with Antz Hansen

    A Kiwi born and raised, Antz Hansen had been around aviation from a very young age, so when the daydream of making a skydive finally presented itself, the outcome wasn't quite as he'd expected.  As it turned out, round parachutes weren't his thing...  But then, after he'd already established himself as a professional photographer, the chance to try the new "Square" design presented itself, and boom! Working behind the lens his entire adult life, specifically as an "extreme" photographer, Antz has gone out of his way to put himself into some seriously sketchy situations, and is happily not only still here, but happily is sitting down to tell us about his path with the Lunatic Fringe.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Lunatic Fringe with Splash Robinson

    Lunatic Fringe with Splash Robinson

    From round parachutes to squares. Riding atop busses fueled with beer and coke and dodging power lines. Lodi O.G. jumper. World record big ways. Subterranean BASE in Mexico. Burning Man. Waterfall wingsuiting...  There isn't a whole lot in air sports that Splash Robinson hasn't experienced firsthand! One of the original crew out of Lodi and on to Skydance in Davis, Splash has been going big ever since he wrapped his fathers car around a telephone pole (not how you would imagine). He's been there, done that and was probably the guy who designed the t-shirt. This is the guy that helped put the Lunatic into Lunatic Fringe, and its an episode you're not gonna want to miss! 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Lunatic Fringe with Jan Kruger

    Lunatic Fringe with Jan Kruger

    Raised in a family of Aviation enthusiasts, pilots and veterans, Jan Kruger had thought the career of a pilot might be the right path for him, but his family aimed him in a slightly different direction.  Taking on the challenge of becoming and A&P, or Mechanic, or Engineer, or as Jan puts it, somebody that fixes airplanes he found his niche, and ended up working with one of the premier companies that helps keep Twin Otters in the air and doing their thing. With skydiving a dream that had always been on the back burner, it jumped to the forefront as soon as he started spinning wrenches for a skydiving operation which has led him happily and inevitably down a path straight toward the Lunatic Fringe.  Join us on this wine filled and aviation enthusiast based episode!

    • 2 hr 1 min
    Lunatic Fringe with Louise Kristensen and Shannon Seyb

    Lunatic Fringe with Louise Kristensen and Shannon Seyb

    Living mirrored lives on different sides of the planet, Louise Kristensen and Shannon Seyb had a passion and drive for most all the same things. From Horseback riding and yoga, to tunnel flying and a love of the sky and our community, forming a team to spread the love and a positive vibes was the only natural thing to do. Biding their time until they can train for dynamic two way tunnel comps and get back in the air, Louise and Shannon take the time to tell me how they got their starts in the sport, and how they've spent their "down" time lately keeping it interesting here in the Lunatic Fringe.

    • 1 hr
    Lunatic Fringe with Melanie Curtis

    Lunatic Fringe with Melanie Curtis

    Just about as all around positive as they come. Professional Skydiver, writer, life coach, "Ball of Light"...  I had to ask, just how does Melanie Curtis manage to stay so positive and upbeat all the time? The answers may not surprise, but they will most certainly inform. As a member of a new skydiving demo team designed to raise awareness and highlight women in our sport, she's all about making positive change! We go pretty deep on this one to be sure, so...  For those that are looking for just light hearted and want to avoid some of the topics of the day, well, this may be a bit more in depth than you're expecting, but I got the chance to really talk straight with Melanie about the world we're living in, the sport we love, and all the reasons why for good or bad, we love the Lunatic Fringe.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Lunatic Fringe with Mandy Curry

    Lunatic Fringe with Mandy Curry

    So yeah... A charmed if not short career in skydiving is exactly what Mandy Curry had. Stumbling into amazing situations and lucking her way into rubbing elbows with skydiving royalty, she can't help but look back at her time in the sport with rose colored glasses! A mother of two on a vastly different trajectory, Mandy takes the time to sit and reminisce with me about trips to Eloy, landing on glaciers, guns and death threats in Mexico and dollar bills at the strip club cause she met me while I was sans pants in a thong looking for a "champagne room" customer, she's most certainly got a few stories to tell! Wait, this one might not have been the best idea! Please join me on this episode of Lunatic Fringe with one of my dearest friends (who knows way too f*****g much about me), Mandy Curry.





     

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

D-33638 ,

Excellent!

My current favorite skydiving podcast. Regular episodes, and letting the guests tell their stories, unlike the other one where it’s just the hosts stroking each other’s egos. Today’s was awesome- you have got to get Splash on again! Keep it up!

D28129 ,

Everyone has a first jump!

This truly is something that our sport naturally lends itself too; your version of your ultimate bonfire chat; your most memorable chance conversation with an icon of our sport; or an Audible copy of the one or two articles you read in Parachutist or Blue Skies that made you save the whole issue in your box of collectables.

But this format goes further. One, maybe a couple or many of these conversations will surprise you, change your outlook, open up our sports history and diversity, and definitely be inspiring. These conversations show the most elite in our sport are surprisingly humble, while the most daring can be the most cautious and it’s their voice, their laughter, their vulnerability, their thoughts … out loud!

If your in our sport, choose a guest you know of but are not close friends with, and you won’t turn it off. Likewise, if you’re not in our sport, choose any episode and you just may find yourself curious about a Drop Zone near you. Everyone has a first Jump.

DTFPR ,

Freakin' FUNNY, SCARY AND ENGAGING!

Great stories told in a way that make you feel like you’re a part of the conversation. Really fun and informative, and even though it's sometimes a bit disturbing it really lets you climb inside those living outside the so called norms. As a skydiver, it makes me feel like I'm sitting at the bonfire after a great day of jumping, and when they're talking about other extreme sports it really sparks my interest!

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