So I’ve struggled hard to figure out this thing called flow and freestyle. I’m still struggling at this point and if I’m honest I’m probably going to continue to struggle with it. I’m a very linear thinker and a logical thought process. Flow is very creative and improvisational which I don’t do well. This isn’t to say I can’t but those moments are few and far between for me. To me flow is to be one with your gear and just fly like there is no transmitter and goggles between you and your craft. Flying to me is freedom. Freedom of the bounds of our earth bound bodies and allows you to expand your mind in all 3 dimensions in fluid non-stop momentum. I don’t know a better way to explain it. Lately I’ve been forcing myself to use smoother movements on the sticks and less jittery control inputs. I’ve also been pushing my comfort zone with flying over things that could leave me with a complete loss of gear such as tall trees, buildings, and soon water. I’m by no means pushing it like some others out there do as I don’t have the confidence in my gear or myself to do it but I hope to over the next year. Here’s my latest creation to show some progress. This video was footage taken over the past few weeks with concentration on flying smoother.
Let me know what you think and feel free to post any comments on the videos.