WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF

                                                           VLADIBALL!!!

                                                                                 - WORLD'S FIRST FREEFALLING TOY AND TOOL FOR SKYDIVERS -

                                                     

 

                              ŠVladimir Milosavljevic

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VLADIBALL IS SERIOUS AERONAUTICAL PRODUCT WITH SOME LIFE LIMITED PARTS.

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In Command !

  by Vladimir Milosavljevic

  & Tamara Koyn

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  Shortest way from the beginner

Fluid Arts works diligently to develop the best quality, hand made VLADIBALLS. We take pride in our ability to work one on one with our customers. All Fluid Arts VLADIBALLS are manufactured in Smederevo, Serbia.  We use state of the art aerospace technology, materials and the most effective processes to achieve the highest quality, safest and most durable skyballs in the World.

Fluid Arts-Vladiball is an engineering project that provides a technical solution for the World's 1st safe skyball. Vladiballs concept considers a light ball construction that carries extra weight that will be released into the atmosphere at a factory preset altitude of 1800 ft +/-500 feet, if the ball, by chance, is not retrieved. It is purely mechanical and works on the air pressure basis.

The three main objectives of the Vladiball are:

1)    To use as an instructional tool in free fall.
2)    To have fun during free fall.
3)    To use the deployment system ONLY as a backup. To keep this product in a positive eye to all communities, every effort should be made to retrieve the ball before 4000ft (1200m).


Few words about Vladiball history...

Vladiball was invented and developed by Serbian skydiver, free lance Aeronautical engineer and a Commercial Pilot - Vladimir Milosavljevic. First ideas and sketches of Vladiball concept were made in Vladimir's home in Serbia, in May 1999. Those days, his friend from US, Tamara Koyn (famous freestylist and World Champion), pointed out that such a tool and toy should exist in the sport and could be of great help to skydivers. She advised Vladimir to think about some good solution, since she was already amazed by his engineering knowledge and perception (at that time, they were already working together on some researching projects). Vladimir responded that he would make it mechanical and with granular extra weight that should be released into the atmosphere at some altitude. Tamara liked that idea and  encouraged Vladimir to think further. Vladimir then started to draw and basically in one afternoon he got the general concept of specific ball design that has extra weight release system.

First Vladiball freefall tests took place in Archway Skydiving Center, in Vandalia, Illinois, in May 2001. Those days, new skyball got it's name - Vladiball. People from Archway were very excited with new ball's design, many were chasing the ball with or without success, many were telling great stories about it, however Vladiball product was not ready yet. That summer Vladimir spent most of his time on the ranch of a friendly local - Stan Kelton, planning Vladiball future and finalizing video project Body Pilot in Command (together with his friend Tamara Koyn)...

Year and a half later, in November 2002, after few modifications on the ball itself, tests took place in Skydive Arizona... Kerry Vail from SurfFlite met Vladimir in Quincy Illinois on World Free Fall Convention 2001 and convinced him to come to the most progressive DZ in the World, as soon as he is ready. Vladimir appeared in Arizona next year, in November 2002, and got very good attention from most freeflyers. There, he met Omar Alhegelan and Jason Peters, well known skydivers whose pictures with Vladiball just few weeks later surfed the World.

By now, Vladiball reached all the continents and it became a recognized toy and impartial judge for testing the skydiver's flying skills World wide.

 

  to the expert skydiver!

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  Great for people seriously involved

  in skydiving, information that

  every competitor should know.

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  Design your body yourself

  in order to get maximum

  maneuverability possible!

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  Getting skydiving skills out of your

  senses takes hours of freefall and

  many $$$.

  Getting skills out of this educational

  program takes 30$ & 52 minutes

  of your time.

  Make your choice.

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Skydiving professionals who took part in this video project are:

Vladimir Milosavljevic, Tamara Koyn, Max Dereta, Cheryl Stearns, Rob Laidlaw (Skydive U), Arizona Airspeed, Patrick de Gayardon, Garry Haass, Amy Baylie, Jamie Paul, Rob Harris, Joe Jennings, Brian Germain, Patrick Passe and others...