S2 / EP14: MATT GERDES

Matt Gerdes is not your typical adrenaline junkie.  This BASE Jumper founded Squirrel Wingsuits, an innovative and disruptive brand in the world of human flight and has jumped all over the world.  Like most professionals I speak with, Matt cut corners on his way to BASE Jumping and has not paid the price.  Hear the whole story on the podcast.

Matt Gerdes Show Notes

2:00:  Living in France and Squirrel Wingsuits

11:00:  Growing up in LA, sports, school and skiing

13:00:  Getting into skydiving and BASE jumping

19:00:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout) and RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

23:00:  The difference between ski and BASE and Wingsuits

31:00:  Starting a company

36:00:  Close calls

40:00:  10Barrel Brewery

41:00:  Competition 

44:00:  Squirrel buys Asylum and product development

50:  Inappropriate Questions - Matthias Giraud