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Vertifly  (D 27236)

Jul 22, 2009, 4:49 PM
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There is a 108 way going on in like 10 days from now. Where is all the hype happening? Common people, it's one hundred and eight freeks attached in the sky. That better than eggs benedict. Would you agree?


hparrish  (D 25090)

Jul 22, 2009, 5:38 PM
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Maybe their trying not to jinx it. Although with the talent I saw at the Tryouts, I'm pretty sure they'll get it.


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Jul 22, 2009, 6:01 PM
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So, where's it at, who's on it and is there a link to give us updates?


SimonBones  (D 28573)

Jul 22, 2009, 8:11 PM
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It will be at Summerfest in Chicago from July 30th to August 2nd. Warm ups will be on the 29th.

http://www.skydivechicago.com/...bid/184/Default.aspx

If you guys want to see the planned formation and list, I've attached it below Smile I'm slot #47!!!!

Be at Summerfest if you want to see history in the making. The first time a head down formation breaks three digits in size. Cool
Attachments: Record Dive Flow.pdf (229 KB)
  Slot Assignments (2).pdf (66.0 KB)


gemini  (D 24349)

Jul 29, 2009, 5:49 AM
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67...that's my boy!
Attachments: 108HD_2009.jpg (41.1 KB)


ifell  (C 3591)

Jul 29, 2009, 2:17 PM
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Good to see a couple canadians in there, I watched em fly the canadian record last weekend... hope this one works out as well!


kallend  (D 23151)

Jul 29, 2009, 9:52 PM
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I watched some of the warm-up jumps today, and they looked very good.


dqpacker  (D 32043)

Jul 31, 2009, 12:31 PM
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I heard a rumor of a 101 completed today. If true congrats to everyone that was part of it. Maybe 108 later?


BDashe  (A 60255)

Jul 31, 2009, 1:17 PM
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anyone getting ground footage out there? That thing has got to make one helluva roar!


MakeItHappen

Jul 31, 2009, 5:54 PM
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Official 108-way set today at Skydive Chicago on the 6th jump today.
Exit at 17.5K, break-off at 7K, working time of about 40 sec.
Congrats to all.

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(This post was edited by MakeItHappen on Jul 31, 2009, 6:03 PM)


Brains  (D License)

Jul 31, 2009, 6:05 PM
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In reply to:
Official 108-way set today at Skydive Chicago on the 6th jump today.
Exit at 17.5K, break-off at 7K, working time of about 40 sec.
Congrats to all.

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Holy shit!Shocked Absolutely amazing! Well done to all involvedCool


2shay  (D 1)

Jul 31, 2009, 6:11 PM
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Thats fucking awesome Shocked they do it right up there. congrats to all. Good shit.


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Jul 31, 2009, 6:44 PM
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Very cool! Cool


piisfish

Aug 1, 2009, 2:15 AM
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In reply to:
Official 108-way set today at Skydive Chicago on the 6th jump today.
Exit at 17.5K, break-off at 7K, working time of about 40 sec.
Congrats to all.

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congrats Smile

now.. videoooooooo pleeeeasssse Unimpressed


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Aug 1, 2009, 5:13 AM
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Link to Brian Buckland's report on the Blue Skies Magazine website.


humanflite  (D 99999)

Aug 1, 2009, 6:13 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
Official 108-way set today at Skydive Chicago on the 6th jump today.
Exit at 17.5K, break-off at 7K, working time of about 40 sec.
Congrats to all.

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congrats Smile

now.. videoooooooo pleeeeasssse Unimpressed

Not got one yet of the 108 way but heres a superb diary of the attempts and build up to the record. Oh, and some excellent video!!

http://infiniteskydiving.wordpress.com/


hparrish  (D 25090)

Aug 1, 2009, 11:16 AM
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Hell Yeah...........Way to go!!! Congrats to all involved.Cool


rhys  (D 95)

Aug 1, 2009, 5:11 PM
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Does anyone have a list of those people that were on the official jump?


SimonBones  (D 28573)

Aug 1, 2009, 5:34 PM
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I'm sure somebody does somewhere. There were a lot of people rotated in and out and at least one no-show from the original invite list.

Definitely a good time though, every attempt we did was over 100. According to Bryan Buckland's camera, we held the complete formation for less than a second. The working time was really tight. I was a pod closer on the all the way outside pod we only had a completely built pod for about 2 seconds before breakoff. I probably could have gotten it built for 4 seconds but I totally slipped and had to reset Blush. On the second dive when we built 106 our pod was closed for a good 6-7 seconds though.

After the jump we all knew that it was close and nobody was sure if we actually got it. It was pretty high tension given that we were all tired and the next day was going to be weathered out. The organizers and judges had no problem keeping the news under wrap and letting all the suspense build. We all waited around for at least an hour for the news.

Once the news hit, there was a LOT of tequila pouring and champagne (and spraying). People were zero to drunk in about 20 minutes (I know I was). Huge party at the tiki bar that night, and a LOT of really hung over freeflyers this morning for the team photo shoot.

I can't wait for the next record in 2011. Not sure what the number will be yet, but I've been dropping suggestions for a million-way. So get out to the dropzone and start freeflying and go hit some tunnels!


rhys  (D 95)

Aug 2, 2009, 2:28 AM
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well done bro, you are all a bunch of legends!


Trevor  (D 23710)

Aug 2, 2009, 6:31 PM
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this is from the cover of the DVD that anyone can order at http://www.brianbuckland.com/

text should be at the FAI website in the next few days


SimonBones  (D 28573)

Aug 3, 2009, 10:30 AM
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Some pics and news article here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/...efall-formation.html

Ans someone posted a video here:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/...ll-world-record.html

Smile


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78RATS  (D 25449)

Aug 3, 2009, 10:46 AM
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SICKNESS!!!!

Congrats to all yall and nice job Trent getting on the climb in footage. HaHa.


Rstanley0312  (D 31900)

Aug 3, 2009, 1:01 PM
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Yahoo has a story about it on its front page...... do yourself a favor and turn the sound down so you do not have to listen to the idiot whuffo newscasters..... it ruins the magic Tongue

http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/...4226726&src=news


thirteenbux

Aug 3, 2009, 9:55 PM
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a little tribute to the poor bastards who didn't make it on the record...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7kRx36Z9Pc

(especially the african, other M, and big D)


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