Re: [yoink] Should the USPA also post record jumps with the highest count of local jumpers?
1) Then why have "state records"? .
Because they provide motivation to train for something achievable.
I might well never get on a WR attempt, but if I put the time, effort and money in, maybe I could get on a a State one... That gives me a goal to improve myself.
It also provides an avenue to bring cash into DZs and towns from out-of-town jumpers, and gives an excuse for a party.
>>>I might well never get on a WR attempt
That is the exact reason why I agree!!! But I have seen more than once the state ones be so highly competitive with out of towners that the locals who spend every weekend at the DZ are not invited to even try out. I thought it could be cool to promote events/records where those people would be encouraged to join.
But, 97% of the people currently disagree with this idea, so by a landslide the idea is a looser. Just thinking of ways to help some friends who really are working hard at being great skydivers.
(This post was edited by tdog on Nov 6, 2013, 9:24 AM)