Here to Tell the Tale
Troy and James turned the coach’s admonition into something of a game: When they were clinging to the outside of the airplane ready to jump, amid the deafening wind and droning engines, they’d make eye contact and James would mouth the words “GO FAST!” to Troy. Hundreds of jumps later, feeling invincible and already pondering the World Meet in the coming year, they boarded a plane at Perris Valley, CA. Minutes later, Fire Trucks, EMTs and Flight for Life rushed to the scene of one of the most catastrophic skydiving plane crashes ever. Only six out of twenty-two people on the plane survived, including 2 members of the Dutch National Team.
Troy later would name a business he started in memory of his fallen friend: GO FAST!® Energy Drink. From the success of GO FAST!®, Troy went on to create Liquid Core® Gum Company to continue to help others Be In The Moment™ and live their lives to the fullest.
"We were inside a couple of minutes before this was taken"
"I got into skydiving when I first moved to Colorado about 10 years ago, and I have been BASE jumping for about 9 years now.
Skydiving over the beautiful mountains in Colorado quickly became a big part of my life. Shortly after getting involved in skydiving I got into BASE jumping. I loved being able to travel to new places and explore and jump new areas. The people that are involved in the sports with me became great close friends that were basically family. A couple years into BASE jumping I had an accident happen where I hit a cliff I was jumping off of and was severely injured. I was in coma for about a month and was diagnosed with a Traumatic Brain Injury. My whole life changed that day. Not for the negative but it taught me what in life is important to me and what to hold close. True friends and family.
I quickly became an avid user of Liquid Core products to help me with long work days and when I was on long hikes in the mountains."
"I’ve been an avid Apollo gum consumer since 2015. As an athlete, massage therapist, and construction worker, I have to be very particular about what I put in my body because I’m always in motion stressing the body. Flatliner gives me the clean boost of energy that I need when I need it. Whether I’m 10 miles into a run or approaching a project deadline, I can rely on Flatliner To help me get the job done!"
"I have been a loyal customer to the Liquid Core Store for years now. My energy often flatlines because I have an autoimmune disorder. I not only chew my energy gum before and during work but when I'm out country dancing."
"My sport is skydiving, principally participating in formations world records and I compete representing Mexico with my 4way team. I have 8 world records and 2 Guinness records, in addition to many other state and national ones, skydiving is a sport that demands a lot from the body and mind, FlatLiner is a great help to always be your best version ;)"
"In skydiving training days are quite hard, 10 jumps in a day practicing, or 4 to 5 jumps per day at high altitude using external oxygen in flights to try records of large formations, generate a lot of physical wear, fatigue and low energy in certain time of the day, FLATLINER is a great help to maintain performance! I always have a pack along with my skydiving gear."
"I've been a pilot since 1964 and still use my plane for travel. I currently own a 1952 Cessna 170B classic tailwheel airplane. It's a pretty good cross country airplane but not the fastest, so flying a 500 mile trip involves a lot of just sitting and letting the miles drift by. I always carry Liquid Core gums in the cockpit and on a recent trip to Kansas City from Denver, I took some of the new Flatliner. The drone of an aircraft engine can cause a pilot to get drowsy, which is obviously not something that a pilot should let continue. Flatliner has proven to be so much better at improving my concentration than coffeet rying to drink coffee in the cockpit that I will always carry it with me on all my cross country trips now. Thanks Flatliner"
- Phil R.
"A few years ago I was chasing a factory KTM motorcross rider up at Berthoud and crashed, epically! After almost bleeding out I was rushed to two hospitals and woke up a few weeks later, happy to be alive. I am so grateful for all of those who supported me on my road to recovery and am honored to be a living Flatliner!"
- Chris M.
"As a paramedic and critical care flight nurse I’ve spent plenty of shifts where my energy flatlined and exhaustion was excruciating…..now I can recharge and get the energy I need to help others."
- Eric M
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