Did you know that Earl Coggin left DeLand with tears in his eyes?
posted: Nov 26th, 2013 The 4way part of SkyQuest 2013 brought together the teams that could not get enough of 4way competition before the year is over.
It was clear that the 4way teams would not set world records, as the Kaleidoscope Divers did with their 110way 2-point sequential. However, the competition was at least as exciting as it was to follow the bigways on their pursuit of world records.
The duel between SDC Accelerando and Teiwaz in the AA Class may have featured a unique leaderboard situation. Both teams tied their scores in six of the ten rounds, five of them consecutively. In fact, it was even closer... (more)
Did you know that Newton's Maniacs won bronze medals with Thunder help at the ISR Grand Prix 2013?
posted: Nov 25th, 2013 The A Class competition at the ISR Grand Prix 2013 ended up with a complete Belgian sweep. All three sets of medals went to teams from Roosendaal's neighbor country in Europe, and the first team from a different nation was the Dutch team Gravity Abuse in 6th place.
The top half of the A Class leaderboard was filled with Belgian team names, with that one exception, while teams from the Netherlands and Italy ended up on the bottom half. It was completely different last year at the Grand Prix, where only one Belgian... (more)
Did you know that the three best 4way teams of the Netherlands met for the first time this weekend?
posted: Nov 24th, 2013 The busy weekend has come to a conclusion on all ends. The new 110way world record for the 2-point sequential by the Kaleidoscope Divers at SkyQuest 2013 could not be improved and is standing until a different group may challenge it. High winds kept all skydivers in DeLand on the ground on Sunday.
The 4way teams in DeLand had completed their meet at the end of Saturday, and the ISR Grand Prix 2013 was also scheduled for Saturday and completed without any weather problems...
The leaderboard of the indoor competition... (more)
Did you know that the 110way world record at SkyQuest 2013 was a real Kaleidoscope Dive?
posted: Nov 23rd, 2013 It was an indoor and outdoor record weekend, which is not over yet in DeLand.
The ISR Grand Prix 2013 had record participation, while the Kaleidoscope Divers booked a new world record for bigway sequentials at SkyQuest 2013. The last jump of the day brought the success that the bigway fans had aimed for under BJ Worth's guidance this year.
It was a challenging task after bad weather had not allowed any jumping on Thursday. The nerves of the bigway participants became even more sensitive when the weather was the... (more)
Did you know that the first 110way jump of SkyQuest 2013 was a completion?
posted: Nov 22nd, 2013 The rainy weather continued on Friday morning of SkyQuest 2013. It got even worse for BJ Worth who has been fighting a severe cold for days. The cold eventually won and put the Kaleidoscope Dives leader into bed very early on Thursday.
It did not get much better on Friday for him, as he had to sit out for the whole day. Roger Ponce was ready to take over the dive management in the morning.
This doesn't sound like much, as it was raining anyway. However, the skies finally cleared in the afternoon, and the smaller groups and teams could get in the air before it was time for the first 66ways.... (more)
Did you know that accurate bigway keying systems have become more crucial?
posted: Nov 21st, 2013 The Kaleidoscope Dives of SkyQuest 2013 began with a reception at the Clarion Hotel DeLand last night, followed by a lot of dirtdiving on Thursday. The reception was a part of the plan and the schedule, while the very intensive jump preparations on Thursday were not really voluntary.
Rainy weather kept the Kaleidoscope Divers on the ground all day long. BJ Worth had planned to do 66ways on the first day of the event to familiarize the bigway fans with the design of the signature formation and practice some of the maneuvers with the smaller formations.
He also wanted to get more testing of... (more)