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sdctlc  (D 16437)

Oct 19, 2010, 7:31 AM
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Saw this this morning on FaceBook for Airspeed:

"Arizona Airspeed Arizona Airspeed's 2011 lineup is JOSH HALL, formerly of Perris Fury, NICK HEMLIN, formerly of team Fastrax, THOMAS HUGHES, formerly of Spaceland Force, and returning Airspeed member, MARK KIRKBY."

That is a pretty big shake up with only Mark staying. Are they going to be running 2 teams this year. Where will Craig, Eliana and Andy end up?

Congrats to that line up for an amazingly successful run and good luck to the new line up for more of the same...

Scott C.


rehmwa  (D 12816)

Oct 19, 2010, 8:03 AM
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we've had both Nick and Thomas coach at meets - REALLY learned a ton from those guys and what great teaching styles - so perfect for the AS philosophy

imho


SSHusky  (D 30106)

Oct 19, 2010, 8:24 AM
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just so you know... that would be Niklas Hemlin... not Nick...
I love you Nik!


(This post was edited by SSHusky on Oct 19, 2010, 8:25 AM)


Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Oct 19, 2010, 8:33 AM
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http://www.skyleague.com/...icles.php?story=1999

Doesn't say anything about Andy's plans for the future, but it does confirm the news that's been floating around that Craig & Eliana are off to Dubai.


(This post was edited by NWFlyer on Oct 19, 2010, 8:34 AM)


matthewcline  (D 21585)

Oct 19, 2010, 9:08 AM
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Strong lineup. They will continue the winning ways of AS. I think there will be a gold hung on them at the 2011 Nats and they will represent the US at Worlds so well that they bring back the Sword.

I will miss getting to jump most weekends with Nik! But man I am happy for him, and jealous!

I guess the cell phone pic's will have tan lines now.Blush

Matt


grimmie  (D 18890)

Oct 19, 2010, 10:29 AM
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I hope that old fart Kirkby can keep up.Tongue


airgord  (D 15258)

Oct 20, 2010, 8:30 PM
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In reply to:
I hope that old fart Kirkby can keep up.Tongue

HA!


Icon134  (D 29820)

Oct 21, 2010, 7:59 AM
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I've been able to play with Nik for the last few years (and hopefully will still be able to occasionally Wink)... He is a great instructor, outstanding flyer, and an all around good guy...

I haven't actually gotten much actual coaching from him... but I do have a number of pictures of him...Smile

I don't know Thomas well but he I know he's a great flyer and coach as well... so I agree it sounds like a good lineup...

Smile


elightle  (D 5966)

Oct 21, 2010, 12:14 PM
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Airspeed has done a great job recruiting! I'll miss doing fun 4-way with Niklas at Start Skydiving but he needs to get back in the real game.


elightle  (D 5966)

Oct 24, 2010, 8:43 AM
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Surprised this thread isn't getting more comments. I just know somebody's achin' to say something Sly.


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Oct 25, 2010, 1:22 AM
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In reply to:
Surprised this thread isn't getting more comments. I just know somebody's achin' to say something Sly.
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What is there to say? Airspeed has been making personnel changes for years. People move on and others move up.

Sparky


bob.dino  (E 2185)

Oct 26, 2010, 6:02 PM
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Andy's gonna fly jump planes.


Premier Remster  (C License)

Oct 27, 2010, 2:57 PM
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My email invite to try out for the open slots must have gotten lost on the way.... Unsure


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Oct 27, 2010, 8:18 PM
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In reply to:
My email invite to try out for the open slots must have gotten lost on the way.... Unsure

Thats strange, I got mine last week. Tongue

Sparky


Premier Remster  (C License)

Oct 28, 2010, 1:00 PM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
My email invite to try out for the open slots must have gotten lost on the way.... Unsure

Thats strange, I got mine last week. Tongue

Sparky

So you got your invite AFTER they made their selection... How polite of them Wink.


SSHusky  (D 30106)

Oct 28, 2010, 1:05 PM
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My email invite to try out for the open slots must have gotten lost on the way.... Unsure
I heard that they wanted you, Remi, but they got a bad reference or something so they settled on Thomas or Niklas instead... Sorry for your luck... Wink


dgskydive  (C 25738)

Dec 1, 2010, 1:23 PM
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Surprised this thread isn't getting more comments. I just know somebody's achin' to say something

Im a little late on replying, but I will say this.

I wish Josh had stayed with Fury. I really think Fury could be the next long time US and World champions. Of course they now have Todd and he will do very well with them. Just wish They would have stuck together longer. They (Fury) are all awesome people.


Ron

Dec 1, 2010, 2:49 PM
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We used to joke about the "Airspeed shakedown" effect every year. The theory goes to explain why it is impossible to build a team right after the Nationals.

The top teams have to make their selection(s) before the B level guys will form a team. And the C level guys will not do anything till the B level folks team up. Once the A slots get filled, the B guys all scurry to build a team, once the B teams get filled the C guys scurry to find a team etc till someone has to drag a recent AFF grad into 4way somewhere around Z

Once the top teams decide what they are going to do, then it trickles down to every team.

So Airpseed is to blame for the NSL rookie classes not building teams till sometime around AprilWink

Not that it really applies in this case.... Fury and Todd are not exactly "B" anything..... Its just a funny theory we used to joke about and I saw an opening.


dgskydive  (C 25738)

Dec 2, 2010, 12:05 PM
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In reply to:
We used to joke about the "Airspeed shakedown" effect every year. The theory goes to explain why it is impossible to build a team right after the Nationals.

The top teams have to make their selection(s) before the B level guys will form a team. And the C level guys will not do anything till the B level folks team up. Once the A slots get filled, the B guys all scurry to build a team, once the B teams get filled the C guys scurry to find a team etc till someone has to drag a recent AFF grad into 4way somewhere around Z

Once the top teams decide what they are going to do, then it trickles down to every team.

So Airpseed is to blame for the NSL rookie classes not building teams till sometime around AprilWink

Not that it really applies in this case.... Fury and Todd are not exactly "B" anything..... Its just a funny theory we used to joke about and I saw an opening.

lol. Sounds about right.

Airspeed deserves every bit of praise they get. I would like to see a team (like Fury) stick with it though. I am sure Josh has his reasons for making the switch. Personally, I would want to stick with what I started though. Try to create my own legacy. Fury has the potential to do that. Or I should say "had" the potential till Josh made his move.

Fury will continue and be successful with Todd though. No doubt about that.


(This post was edited by dgskydive on Dec 2, 2010, 12:09 PM)


Ron

Dec 2, 2010, 2:14 PM
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Try to create my own legacy. Fury has the potential to do that. Or I should say "had" the potential till Josh made his move.

Fury still has a great shot, IMO. Todd speaks a little wierd, but has great skills. I was his piece partner in 07 and he is no slouch. Airspeed has had so many people through the team that they have done all airspeed 16way.

Fury also has created a legacy, again IMO. One if the reasons I like the GK and Aispeed so much is they stick around after player changes and still kick ass. Fury can now do that.

I have always thought that a great team is one that can change people and still do well. It used to be very rare now thankfully it seems to happen more and more.


Skydivesg  (D 10938)

Dec 3, 2010, 8:29 PM
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It sounds like the first training camp for Airspeed is this weekend.


matthewcline  (D 21585)

Dec 4, 2010, 9:20 PM
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Started last Monday I thought.
Can't wait to see how the new line up does in February!

Matt


ManagingPrime

Dec 6, 2010, 10:30 AM
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Have not seen any video of jumps, but they have been hitting it hard and are looking strong(IMHO). I hear flight of the valkyries in my head everytime I see them land. LaughSlyLaugh


dounglomchan  (B 32782)

Dec 6, 2010, 11:36 AM
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I've been giving this some thought and I think that the shakeup with the Airspeed lineup this year reminds me of of the Miami Heat in the NBA.

You've got a very talented athlete leaving the team that he came up with, Lebron James being Josh Hall.

Then you have the player that has already won a championship with his team recruiting new members, Mark Kirkby being Dwayne Wade.

Not to mention Thomas Hughes who would be Chris Bosh, player with tons of talent joining the team as well. Not sure which player Nick Hemlin would be but I think the comparison works for the most part.

Bottom line is, you have this huge collection of talent on one team (Airspeed = Miami Heat) It will be interesting to see how it all melds together...


(This post was edited by dounglomchan on Dec 6, 2010, 11:39 AM)


SKYWHUFFO  (D License)

Dec 30, 2010, 8:26 PM
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Hemlin, Hughes, and Kirby tried it together on Fastrax and couldn't make it work. I t will be interesting how a change of address changes the outcome.


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