Sep 12, 2010, 11:15 PM
Post #1 of 15
Wind Tunnel competition in Ontario
I hope the Admin doesn't take this down but I'm conducting a survey for an indoor skydive competition.
I am trying to collect some information from skydivers/hobby-est if they are interested for an indoor skydive competition held in Ontario.
How the competition will work; the team can be a max of 5 people per team and they have 15 minutes to show a routine/trick to impress the judges. There will be an entry fee. 1st place wins grand prize, 2nd place wins exclusive, 3rd place complementary.
If there was such a competition, would you be interested to enter?
-Kitune Sono. firstname.lastname@example.org
Note to Admin: If this post is against your term of service, is there something I can do to conduct my survey?
Re: [dcfreefly] Wind Tunnel competition in Ontario
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I don't think you will find interest in a comp outside of regular flyers at that tunnel. Most skydivers on here would prefer to go to a tunnel that does not need the use of the oversized suits to be able to generate lift.
Look at events like the Gauntlet at Skyventure Arizona and some of the XP tunnel meets to see how most events are ran and what the competition events are. Typically they are oriented around skydiving events like 4 way RW, 4 way Vertical RW or group freeflying.
Sep 15, 2010, 5:54 AM
Post #15 of 15
Re: [ksono] Wind Tunnel competition in Ontario
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if the suits were readjusted to not "over-sized" would you still consider
It's not the suits, it's the need for the suits. Experienced jumpers will have their own jumpsuits, and that's what they would want to wear in the tunnel. If you look at the guys in the video on the website, you can see that they are average sized guys, but all of them are wearing very baggy suits that you would only see on a much fatter jumper if this was on a DZ, not in a tunnel.
I'm not sure that tunnel can get enough speed to support your average jumper in their own suit. That's why experienced jumpers tend to shy away from that type of open tunnel and more toward the higher-powered, enclosed, Skyventure-type tunnel.
Having more power, the Skyventure tunnels allow jumpers to use their own skydiving jumpsuit, and even get into freeflying as well. Additionally, the enclsoed tunnel allow the jumper to make a 'mistake' and not fall out of the airstream. If a certain manuver slides them into the wall, they can use the wall to arrest the slide, and continue flying. In an open tunnel, that type of situation would have the jumper out of the air stream and on the mat every time.
The open style tunnels are more suited to tourists and non-jumpers. Being next to Niagra Falls, you should have no shortage of those folks. How about a honeymoon special for the newlyweds?