Name: Sydney Kennett
Sport(s): Indoor Skydiving, All Mountain Skiing, Snowboarding, DirtBiking
Instagram Handle: @tunnelgirl24_sydney
What does SheShredsCo mean to you?
SheShreds.co is the coolest family around. To me it is a place where awesome girl shredders can come to show and congratulate other girls with their talents. I believe that SheShreds.co also helps girls to be brave and never give up. SheShreds.co makes girls feel more powerful by supporting each other. I love that we all are doing such different things but can come together to cheer on another on. I also love that I can connect with other SheShreds.co girls with the meetups.
How did you get hooked on your favorite action sport(s)?
My Dad took my to iFLY when I was 4 and I really liked it but we lived kind of far away from the tunnel. We ended up moving closer the wind tunnel when I was 8 and went back to the tunnel to try it out. They were offering a flight school where you could go and fly once a week, so my parents signed me up. I saw other kids flying at the tunnel doing all these cool tricks and flips and it really inspired me a lot so I started going more frequently and really started to push myself. I was hooked. It was like nothing I had ever done before. I could fly, and do gymnastics, and dance all at the same time!
What challenges do you face being a female in the sport?
The biggest challenge I face is that people have never heard of Indoor Skydiving, let alone think it is a competitive sport. The first question I get asked after I tell them what I do is "So you jump out of planes?". It is a challenge, but I also love being able to explain my sport and hope to get more people involved.
Where is the most unusual or exciting place you have done your sport? Indoor Skydiving has given me the opportunity to travel the world. I have been to Spain the last 2 summers to film a documentary about kids who fly and train as Indoor Skydivers. We were followed around by a film crew all week. We were also given the opportunity to put on an Atmodance production with lights and film crew
I really like meeting people from all over the world who love to do what I do. I have also been to Paris France. That wind tunnel is amazing as it is floor to ceiling glass in the middle of a mall.
What has been your most memorable moment so far?
That I am the United States Junior National Freestyle Champion. I worked really hard and to be able to have accomplished that makes me super proud.
Who/what are your inspirations:
I have 2! My Dad is my inspiration for Indoor Skydiving because he has helped me a lot. He used to be a skydiver and now also flies in the tunnel. He is a great coach and an amazing person who is always pushing me to be better. Inka Tiitto is also a big inspiration to me. She is one of the best female freestylists in the world. She picked me to attend the Spain camp in 2017 and has also helped me with my freestyle. I love watching her flying videos for inspiration.
Favorite thing about SheShreds products?
I love all of the colors and the great quality of the products. I love that there is something for everyone, even me, with the Happy Series. My favorite being "Flying makes me Happy & Shredding makes me Happy". The snowboarding hoodie is also amazing and so super warm! SheShredsc.o makes awesome products for amazingly athletic women!
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