Are Swedish skydivers more or less notorious for nudity? In fact, are skydivers as a whole universally notoriously nudity associated?
It seems that reputation preceeds skydivers, well, beyond the whole extreme sport insanity presumption. I’ve only ever skydived in Sweden, so I have no comparisons. Saturday night’s party at our DZ (that’s skydiver speak for drop zone) partially confirms the rumors, yet, in the same breath, debunks some of that Swedish nudity stereotype as well.
Our club threw a fund-raising event to help pay for some repairs to our beloved aircraft, Erik Erik. For laughs and good fun all sorts of things were sold at auction. I bought myself a 3-course meal prepared by Benny-boy (I would insert a photo of my purchase here, but my CF card, card reader and computer are having compatibility issues. Check back later and I hope I can upload)
So back to nudity (or the lack thereof) . After the auction (and you can’t quote me on it but alcohol was known to have been involved) a group of guys soaped up some packing mats (rubber-like-tarp-like thingamabobs we pack the parachutes on), brought a car around to use the headlights illuminate the field and slicked down (or would it be up?) the mats for slip-and-slide.
You would be surprised (and likely disappointed if you’re reading to get some gratutious nudity images) that not all who slipped or slid were butt-assed nekkid. And to further disappoint, the only female slip-n-slider was nearly fully clothed. So here you have Sweden’s extreme sport adreneline junky contingency liquored up and isolated at a DZ sliding on a soaped up surface and some people have on their undies (and bra).
What is this saying about skydivers in Sweden? What is it saying about Swedes?
Well, no one is prudish. Everyone was naked in the sauna.