After reading Volez en Parapente by Gerald Delorme Etienne taught himself to paraglide and later kitesurfing. In 2007 he started snow kitting in the Queyras after a friend of his spoke about the discipline with stars in his eyes. Etienne also enjoys hang gliding, paramotoring, skydiving, and base jumping. He is constantly finding ways mix flying with his show attempting to inspire the imagination of everyone. He also likes to find relationships between his aerial sports and musical instruments especially the trumpet.