May 1, 2010, 5:05 PM
Post #1 of 8
North East 16/16 Rumble - two team FS event at CPI July 31
Below is an event announcement, if anyone is interested in putting together pick-up (or more organized) 16-way groups at their home DZ for that weekend and would like to do the same series of dives, I'd welcome it. Perhaps this can turn into a youtube meet or NSL style event. If you are interested, let me know and I'll be sure to send you the the "draw" once I design the jumps.
NORTH EAST 16/16 RUMBLE A Two Group Invitational Formation Skydiving Event at CPI Saturday, July 31, 2010 (7AM to 7PM)
On July 31, 2010, Ben Liston will be organizing a two group dueling 16-way event (32 participants plus video flyers) at Connecticut Parachutists, Inc. The goal is to draw the best formation skydivers from the North East for a day of challenging sequential skydives and tons of fun. This will be a quasi invitational event, meaning that participants will have to fill out a short form to register to ensure the quality of the event.
The event will have 5 structured jumps for the day, with optional additional jumps if there is time and interest. Each of the two groups will be led by two or more “team captains,” all of whom have won multiple medals at the US Nationals as members of the Golden Knights or Arizona Airspeed 16-way teams. There will be a planned progression of dives that will grow in complexity/difficulty over the course of the day. Some will be national style sequential dives, others will require more intricate and delicate builds, and some with be challenging FS "tasks" you've never seen or heard of before.
This will be a one day event, running from 7AM to 7PM. However, if the weather looks bad for Saturday and good for Sunday, I will make the call to run the event on Sunday, August 1st instead - this decision would happen on Friday, July 30. Therefore, all participants need to be available to come out on Sunday in case we have to change the event date for better weather. For folks that need it, you’ll have one weekend day free.
The registration cost will include an event t-shirt, a Subway catered lunch, your five jumps, all the organization, a raffle ticket, and video. Still pictures will be available for purchase directly from the photographers and an edited video of all the jumps (both groups) will be available for free (via download) shortly after the event. Event sponsors include: SkyVenture New Hampshire, Airtec GmbH (Cypres2), United Parachute Technologies, Performance Designs, and Connecticut Parachutists, Inc.
Thanks for your interest. Email methodicalrigging"at"gmail"dot"com for the official announcement and registration form.
Jun 2, 2010, 9:05 AM
Post #4 of 8
Re: [bliston] North East 16/16 Rumble - two team FS event at CPI July 31
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This is a great idea and I'm excited to extend this event to Skydive Chicago. Here's the info for SDC's version of the Rumble, with an application form attached.
SDC’s Midwest 16 Way RUMBLE Information and Application Form
What: A 16 way Invitational Formation Skydiving Event at SDC, with competition across multiple Drop Zones
Where: At Skydive Chicago
When: Saturday, July 31, 2010 – 7am to 7pm (Weather day Sunday, August 1, 2010 – 7am to 3:30pm) - How many Jumps: 5 Jumps - Cost: Your jumps plus a one time $25 fee - Application Due: June 23rd
On July 31, 2010, SDC Rhythm XP will be organizing a 16-way event at Skydive Chicago during the last weekend of Summerfest. The goal is to draw some of the best formation skydivers around for a day of challenging sequential skydives and tons of fun. We will organize one or more teams at SDC to compete against each other and teams at other drop zones who will be doing the same jumps on the same day. This will be a quasi-invitational event, meaning that participants will be asked to fill out a short registration form to ensure a consistent experience level within each group. The event will have 5 structured jumps for the day, with optional additional jumps if there is time and interest. Each group will be led by one or two team captains. There will be a planned progression of dives that will grow in complexity and difficulty over the course of the day. Some will be national style sequential dives, others will require more intricate and delicate builds, and some will have FS "tasks" you've never seen or heard of before.
The kind of skills folks should have is at least a basic background in 4/8 way training and/or solid experience in 16-40 way events. The interest form below is intended to gather as much information as possible to work out the line-ups. This will be a one day event, running from 7AM to 7PM. However, if weather is bad on Saturday, we will resume jumping on Sunday, August 1st. Therefore, all participants need to be available on Sunday to land from the last load by 3:30pm if weather requires it. Anyone interested in participating should send Steve the completed form below by June 23rd. Rosters will be finalized by July 7th. A one-time fee of $25 will include all the organization and video. You cover your own jumps. Still pictures will be available for purchase directly from the photographers.
Thanks for your interest. Email steve"at"rhythmskydiving"dot"com if you have questions or to apply.
Jul 18, 2010, 10:21 PM
Post #7 of 8
Re: [jsaxton] North East 16/16 Rumble - two team FS event at CPI July 31
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It looks like there are actually a fair number of "teams" that will be involved. The NorthEast contingent and then Colorado, Chicago, Elsinore, and maybe a NorCal team. Judging may end being done by uploading stuff to Chicago's CamScore system, or via youtube. If any other teams are interested, please contact me by email: ben "at" massdefiance "dot" org.
Allison Harper Becca Minkin Chuck Finley Deb Middleton Eric Smith Gretchen Podraza Jerry Lehnerr John Kallend Kelly Leitner Mike Oolman Mike Vagher Paul Wold Russell Patterson Sally Finley TJ Hine Steve Lefkowitz (captain) Charles Lane (Video) Laurent Beaudouin Mick Nuttal Gene Vetterli
Alan Ganter Andy Anderson Brian Ball Chris Edwards Craig Julien Helaine Rumaner Joel Steverson Kevin Chapman Kipp Chambers Russ Moran Rusty Lewis Steve Zeder Tad Bechtel Tom Reiman Traci Van Woensel Jim McCormick (captain) Todd Edwards (video) Rob De Voto (alternate)
New England Roster:
Jim Rees Scott Latinis Paul Leslie-Smith Justin Beaudreau Hollie Reno Jack Cunniff Sara LaWare Brian Stephens Ari Perelman ScubaSteve(video) Michael Kamszik Vera Renalter James "Bu" Klinge Ben Liston Corey Beaudreau Alfonso Gioiella Brian Touhey "Scuba" Steve Feldman (video)
Lost Prairie Roster:
Lisa Walker (S California) Debbie Parisi (S California) Mike Groarke (Montana) Bob Bonnitz (S California) Cathy Coon (S California) Jean Aitkin (Canada) Dave Leclerc (S California) June Urschel (S California) Ken Williamsen (Canada) Malcom Garnau (Canada) BJ Worth (Montana) Rich Grimm(S California). Dwight Cyz(Canada) Brett Wold "Beezley" (Montana) Mike Robinson "Splash" (S California) John "Pete" Scharrer (Canada) Randy Pacheco (N California) Keith Wyatt - Camera (N California)