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camamel  (D 333)

Dec 28, 2011, 10:27 AM
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Some body know what is the biggest star so far and where and when it was done?
I remember 30 and probably 40 way star at Z-Hills back in the early 80's. But I am pretty sure it as been beat since, even if the tendency is not toward that kind of records any more.
I think that record was broken in States in the 90's with something like an 80 way.
Any information about that kind of formation will be really appreciate .

Thanks

Richard


mirage62  (C 15580)

Dec 29, 2011, 3:51 AM
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seems to me that at K jumps someone said it was over 100.


Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Dec 29, 2011, 6:25 AM
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There's a pic (circa mid-90s, if I had to guess) at SkyDance of one in the 65-person range. I'm sure it's not the biggest, but I still get a kick out of it every time I see it. Cool


skydiverek  (C 952)

Dec 29, 2011, 7:09 AM
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Over 100 was the biggest, in 1998 I believe.


Ron

Dec 29, 2011, 7:24 AM
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I want to say it was 104 and done in Perris. IIRC, they had a center 'sacrificial' round base and looped off of it. Then they dropped grips and the loops off of the base were in a 104 way star.


camamel  (D 333)

Dec 29, 2011, 10:06 AM
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Thanks Ron
I remember a big one using a looped technique to built it.
That's the one. I never herd about any more attempt at that kind of formation.
Anybody out there have a picture of that big star?


grimmie  (D 18890)

Dec 29, 2011, 10:07 AM
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It was in "parachutist", I'll look to see if i have that issue.


mirage62  (C 15580)

Dec 29, 2011, 12:15 PM
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I wonder what the largest direct build star is?


Skydivesg  (D 10938)

Dec 29, 2011, 2:57 PM
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In the 80s, Z-hills use to have 40 way speed competitions out of DC-3s and the last round was always a star.

I've been in multiple 40 way stars and several 43 way stars. They are very difficult to build, especially as a direct build.

I think the largest direct build was in the 60 way range back in the late 80s early 90s.

(This doesn't give away my age does it?)


kallend  (D 23151)

Jan 3, 2012, 10:21 AM
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In the 80s, Z-hills use to have 40 way speed competitions out of DC-3s and the last round was always a star.

I've been in multiple 40 way stars and several 43 way stars. They are very difficult to build, especially as a direct build.

I think the largest direct build was in the 60 way range back in the late 80s early 90s.

(This doesn't give away my age does it?)

There are photos on the Bird House wall at ZHills of some very large stars. Since I left ZHills on Sunday, I can't count the number of jumpers. MAybe a local can.


Premier billvon  (D 16479)
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Jan 3, 2012, 10:50 AM
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>I remember a big one using a looped technique to built it.

Yeah, I think it was 104ish. If it's the one I was thinking of there were six six-way anchors at the _ends_ of the loops, and when it opened up there were still those six-way rounds there - so it wasn't a "true" star since 18 people were facing out.


mirage62  (C 15580)

Jan 3, 2012, 11:19 AM
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- so it wasn't a "true" star since 18 people were facing out.

jeez, THAT made it easier Tongue


SCS422  (D 4021)

Jan 21, 2012, 10:37 AM
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I don't know about formations (never really interested me) but the largest round I was ever in was 31 0r 32 over Corona raceway for the Jerry Lewis kids thing that was held every year. I no longer have the log book that jump was entered in but o'll bet someone else here was in it. Shocked


MakeItHappen

Jan 24, 2012, 8:49 AM
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In reply to:
Some body know what is the biggest star so far and where and when it was done?
I remember 30 and probably 40 way star at Z-Hills back in the early 80's. But I am pretty sure it as been beat since, even if the tendency is not toward that kind of records any more.
I think that record was broken in States in the 90's with something like an 80 way.
Any information about that kind of formation will be really appreciate .

Thanks

Richard

It was the 100-way starfish done at Perris in 1997. I was on it.
And everyone was facing in.
The previous record was a 64-way star done in 1996 at Skydance, that I was also on.

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(This post was edited by MakeItHappen on Jan 24, 2012, 8:51 AM)


camamel  (D 333)

Jan 25, 2012, 1:10 PM
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Do you have picture of it?
What is a starfish compare to a regular star?
Was it a 100Way or 104 Way?

Thanks


Richard


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Jan 25, 2012, 5:20 PM
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In reply to:
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It was the 100-way starfish done at Perris in 1997. I was on it.
And everyone was facing in.
The previous record was a 64-way star done in 1996 at Skydance, that I was also on.

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I was on two separate world record star attempts that year as well in the east, with Sandy Wambach. They weren't successful though. The first one was at McMinnville, TN and it was a 66 way. The base was a 10 way star IIRC with loops all around it, and the loop ends had to switch from leg grips on the base to their arm grips then spread out. Never really completed the first point though.

The second event was at Chester, SC and it was a 100+ way, same strategy. Same results as well. The overall talent level wasn't where it needed to be for success. Unsure

I'm guessing a starfish is just a star that hasn't expanded out into a full circle, which really isn't easy to do at those sizes.

My largest full circle star is a 33 way with Roger Ponce at Skydive Monroe in the early 2000's. We started with a 3 way base and wackers that transitioned into three 11 way stars, then each star took a turn making a pass between the other two stars, before joining into the big one. That was a lot of fun. Roger called it a Star Wars dive. Cool


MakeItHappen

Jan 25, 2012, 7:10 PM
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In reply to:
Do you have picture of it?
What is a starfish compare to a regular star?
Was it a 100Way or 104 Way?

Thanks


Richard

I remember it being a 110 way load.
The 10way base was eventually 'let go of' to create the starfish round.
So the actual round was only 100.
I do not have a picture of it.
I don't collect skydive pics on my walls because they remind me of all the dead friends.
IIRC Skeff and Raoul were some of the photographers.

There should be a picture of it at the BombShelter.

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camamel  (D 333)

Jan 26, 2012, 9:32 AM
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My goal for the coming summer is to built a 30 way star at my DZ. If we have enough talent, and I think we will, we should be able to do even bigger then that.
To support that event I will have three GranCaravan on site.

Richard


mirage62  (C 15580)

Jan 26, 2012, 10:45 AM
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Wheres you dz?


camamel  (D 333)

Jan 26, 2012, 11:59 AM
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We are 45 minutes from Montreal in Canada. So far we are the only DZ in the country with two full time turbines . in 2012 we will also have a third turbine to support our specials events but this time it will be the fastest climbing Caravan in the country!!!

Richard


Peterkn  (D 7417)

Jan 26, 2012, 10:45 PM
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This is a picture from Duffy Fainer's website. It's a 114-way at this point, because the 10 way sacrificial base is still in place.

I believe this qualified as the biggest 2-point skydive at the time, as well as resulting in a 104-way star.
Attachments: 114star.jpg (89.7 KB)


camamel  (D 333)

Jan 27, 2012, 10:05 AM
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WOW thanks for that picture.
How do we go to his web site?
I can't find it from here.
Is there a picture of the second point there?

Thanks


headoverheels  (D License)

Jan 27, 2012, 5:21 PM
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There was a record on Saturday, and a larger one on Sunday. I can't remember the exact numbers in each.


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Mar 16, 2012, 8:01 PM
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http://www.voicebyduffy.com/skydive.htm

Sparky



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