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…It’s Movie Monday: Streamlined 08?

Streamlined 08

Though you’ve probably never seen a paragliding action movie before (I know I hadn’t!) Streamlined 08 is here to show you what you’ve been missing.

Featuring several aero maneuver filled runs, wingsuit base jumping, as well as special “drop bag” jumps from bridges, balloons, cable cars, dam walls, a gyrocopter and an aircraft, this movie will definitely give your heart a nice little boost, and might even get you to consider picking up a rig of your own and giving it a try if the wind is right and the mood strikes you:

[Team Silver]

…Cookie Composites make beautiful helmets?

Cookie Composites ROK

During an Australian vacation, I had a chance to stop by the Cookie Composites shop with a friend that’s an active skydiver so that he could pick up a new lens for his skydive helmet/camera rig.

Seeing this small company that operates on a global scale up close and personal really gave me an appreciation for their hands on approach and handmade quality. Each piece is made with precision and care, and they were happy to show us around even though we showed up at their door essentially unannounced.

Cookie Composites ROK Design

In 2006, Cookie Composites decided to reshape their brand, and hired a team of media and advertisement specialists to develop the brand’s new values. During that time, Ricardo Sa Freire was brought on to develop a range of new helmets that would translate those new values into a signature shape for their new products, and he shared that process online.

The ROK helmet is what came out of that process, and it’s a helmet designed for swoop canopy divers and base jumpers, with air intakes in both sides that are used to measure the speed through the sound of the wind.

Cookie Composites ROK Detail

Since the process behind the end result is no less impressive than what they created, it’s a fantastic read that gives you a glimpse into the world and work of a real designer as he creates a product that is designed to look good, save lives, and function in some of the most extreme environments imaginable.

[Cookie Composites]

[Ricardo Sa Freire]