i have no clue what the record is, but the bigest i've ever seen was a 10 way round...........i know at the richmond boogie 2 years ago amy chelecki (sp?, sugar glider) was wanting to put toegether a 12 way sit that was going to be slot perfect and all that........a 4 way train, with 4 way stair steps on each leg of the person on the bottom of the train, but due to weather we never got it up.
I don't think there is an actual record for sit flying but we have done a 10 way sit round in Lodi, CA several times check out www.jimmyhalliday.com there is a picture of one of our 10 way sit rounds and you can also buy an awsome video he made called Radix that has some footage of the round and with him also going through the middle. One of the best base junping and skydiving vidoes made![
Right, but someone with 10,000 jumps and no tunnel time is going have a very difficult time back flying. Back flying in the sky isn't done very often. Even doing a big sitfly formation will be very difficult with out lots of tunnel time. It takes both, but the more tunnel the better you will be in the sky. At least that has been true for me.
You're right 7000 jumps and proflyer would make a sitfly or back fly formation very likely to happen in only a few attempts maybe just one attempt.
(This post was edited by beowulf on Dec 15, 2010, 8:50 AM)
20 way back round building from back sounds ridiculously hard.
I once saw a video (I tried to find it but couldn't) of a 4-way team that did an entire routine on their back. They must have turned something like 15 points.
So a 4-way team (airspeed) has done 50 points on a jump and the record for biggest formation is a 400 way.... I have seen people turning something like 15 points on their back the whole time, so I would think a 20 way back fly was definitely possible...
Right, but someone with 10,000 jumps and no tunnel time is going have a very difficult time back flying.
I have about 20 minutes on my back in the tunnel and overall around 600 jumps.... I can fly around on my back fairly well. I can stay under a belly formation or a tracking group and I have even docked on my back... I'm not saying I could be on this big ass back fly formation but I think people with this goal in mind could do it with a lot less than 100 hours of tunnel time.
I'll also add that I think a skydiver (speaking in generalities) would have more range of speed in a backfly than on your belly. What do you think? Would you agree??