In the video below, the folks from the YouTube channel, Wired, provide a presentation on indoor skydiving and one of the best athletes in this discipline, Sydney Kennett. The wind speeds in indoor skydiving can be as high as 185 miles per hour. Indoor skydivers learn to use the friction caused by the wind flowing around their bodies to perform amazing feats of gymnastics.
Wind dancing or indoor skydiving is a new sport that employs a vertical turbine to generate an air current that allows participants to experience what skydivers experience while they are falling but without the need to carry a parachute. The athletes in wind dancing exploit the physics that govern the falling of bodies through air to perform complex routines. Wind dancing is gaining momentum as a sport, and the Wind Games, an international competition, has been held for the past 4 years in Spain. The video below features the Polish athlete Maja Kuczyńska.