It’s always fun to go on a local adventure close to home. I thought it would be an awesome idea to head on over to Xscape in Milton Keynes to try out indoor skydiving for the first time at the iFLY Indoor Skydiving centre.
I managed to get my hands on the new GoPro HERO 6 which recently just came out and this made for a perfect opportunity to take it for a test spin.
Trying iFLY Indoor Skydiving for the first time
This extreme sport is a completely new world to me and was totally fun! I’ve tried traditional skydiving and always wondered how indoor skydiving matches up.
I had some free time in the UK before my next adventure and this was a perfect time to book in a skydiving flight and try out the new GoPro HERO 6.
I was a little scared at first about trying indoor skydiving. Once I started putting on my safety gear and it all started to get real and my session was getting closer, the adrenaline kicked in and I was ready to give it a go.
Luckily I had a fantastic instructor and she managed to calm my nerves and make it a lot of fun from the get go.
After my first attempt I was a natural and had an awesome time flying in the wind tunnel. It’s easy to grasp and a lot of fun as well. I didn’t want to get too confident and mess it up and took it easy for my first few flights.
It’s a lot different to traditional skydiving, but way more fun as you get a lot of time to enjoy your free fall and you don’t have to waste time flying up and down in a real plane as the air tunnel easily creates that effect for you.
Here you can see a video of how I managed on the day:
This video was shot on the GoPro HERO 6 and edited within the QuikStory app.
First thoughts about the GoPro HERO 6 and GoPro accessories
With its all-new GP1 chip, GoPro HERO 6 delivers twice the performance
of the HERO 5 and offers incredible image quality, the best yet from a GoPro.
This is the big difference between the GoPro HERO 5 and GoPro HERO 6. GoPro has started to make their own chips making the GoPro HERO 6 far more powerful and mightier than ever before.
A look at the settings: The resolution features go up a gear with the new GoPro HERO 6.
The GoPro HERO 6 is tiny! This device is perfect for travellers and photographers who want to shoot on a compact on the go device.
It’s also my first introduction to owning a GoPro with a screen and it’s a total added bonus to be able to see what you’re shooting on the screen.
Love the design and the size is incredible considering what this action camera is able to shoot in full 4K. The voice control features also come in handy when you need to start filming handsfree.
GoPro Accessory: 3-Way
The GoPro 3-Way accessory is an ultra versatile mount that can be used in three ways:
– Camera grip
– Arm extension of the tripod
The folding arm is perfect for point of view shots and selfies POV or follow-cam footage, and makes it easy to capture selfies without the mount appearing in the shot. The handle doubles as a camera grip once detached from the arm.
Also stored within the handle grip is a lightweight tripod that can be used on its own or combined with the handle, happy days!
One of my favourite GoPro accessories and a perfect combination to make the ultimate set up work for you on your travels. It can pretty much handle almost every situation.
GoPro Hand + Wrist Strap
For shooting the skydiving I used the GoPro Hand + Wrist Strap which worked perfect. The fit was tight (which is a good thing!) and the velcro was placed within the inside so the wind wouldn’t be able to blow off the velcro. Safe to use and well designed for use with skydiving.
It’s also nice that you can easily rotate the GoPro HERO 6 around 360 degrees whilst attached to the hand strap which offers you a number of different point of views.
GoPro HERO 6’s slow motion capabilities
Life and adventures are way more fun in slow motion. The GoPro Hero 6 is able to make a smooth slow motion footage clip by shooting in 1080p at 240fps. This is hard to achieve, but possible with the new GP1 chip. Have fun playing around with the new quality, slow motion feature on the GoPro HERO 6.
Editing your content using the Quik Stories app
Create a Quik Story with the Quik Stories GoPro app straight from your iPhone. Perfect for editing on the go to quickly get your content from your GoPro HERO 6 and straight to sharing across your favourite social media channels such as Facebook and YouTube.
No endless time spend in a dark room editing for hours. Everything can be done from your GoPro straight to your smartphone and straight onto your social media channels, it’s that simple.
What I like about the QuikStory app is how easy it is to use, put together and edit the clips. It’s also handy to have music tracks you can use so you don’t have to worry about finding the perfect track to match your adventure.
Don’t want to miss a moment? Burst Mode on the GoPro HERO 6 has got you covered to take that ultimate shot.
Play around with the settings and you can discover that you can take 30 photos spanning 1, 2, 3, or 6 seconds.
Whilst trying indoor skydiving I gave this feature a go to show you how it can work.
By using Burst Mode you can create a wide selection of photos in the moment which allows you to pick the exact photo you want.
Perfect for capturing action sports such as indoor skydiving when you want to slow your content down and pick the best moment of your own adventure.
Thank you for reading my review of the GoPro HERO 6
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