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kallend  (D 23151)

Sep 22, 2012, 7:30 PM
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Apparently a Guinness confirmed record. High speed exits and no-one hit Otter tails.

(It could have been even bigger if the Elsinore folks had turned up.)Angelic


Pendragon  (D 104102)

Sep 22, 2012, 7:40 PM
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I was hoping to meet some of those guys. Where are you DSE? It's been great jumping with so many talented and safe wingsuit pilots; something none of us get the opportunity to do very often. Smile


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Sep 23, 2012, 8:22 AM
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Apparently a Guinness confirmed record. High speed exits and no-one hit Otter tails.

(It could have been even bigger if the Elsinore folks had turned up.)Angelic

Some of the Elsinore folks were specifically asked to not attend.Wink

Congrats on the 100 way. I saw it on our second jump of the day, a blog against the clouds...very nice.
Congrats to all the participants, it's a shame that it couldn't beat the 68 or 71 ways (with regard to the grid).
Was a grand, beautiful thing to see.


(This post was edited by DSE on Sep 23, 2012, 12:06 PM)


arai  (A License)

Sep 23, 2012, 9:48 AM
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Congrats to all jumpers, the pics look great!

Does anyone have details on what criteria were used? I've missed all the personal bs that's been going around but am honestly just curious as I was a member if the last record jump that couldn't make it this time. It doesn't look like it fits the grid, yet the posts from the event mentioned waiting on the judges ruling, so I was interested in how/what they were judging?


Pendragon  (D 104102)

Sep 23, 2012, 11:15 AM
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Guiness criteria are a bit more relaxed than the FAI; I guess the difficulty is that no-one has ever really defined what a formation of "aircraft" are - for example, we see the Red Arrows / Blue Angels fly in "formation" although I don't believe anyone has set any criteria for what consititutes that beyond what looks good! Anyway, a number of FAI judges have agreed (with the Guiness book's consent) that we have fulfilled their criteria for our 100-way yesterday.

We're currently doing 99-ways to make the prettiest, most regular formation we can! I'm sure someone will keep everyone updated. It's quite exciting.Smile

Lastly, a big thanks to our videographers for making us all look good! WinkCool


Krip  (Student)

Sep 23, 2012, 11:20 AM
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Apparently a Guinness confirmed record. High speed exits and no-one hit Otter tails.

(It could have been even bigger if the Elsinore folks had turned up.)Angelic

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Some of the Elsinore folks were specifically asked to not attend.

CrazyShockedMad

R.


piisfish

Sep 23, 2012, 12:48 PM
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congrats to all involved.can we have a list of names Angelic


jdatc

Sep 23, 2012, 3:35 PM
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Apparently a Guinness confirmed record. High speed exits and no-one hit Otter tails.

(It could have been even bigger if the Elsinore folks had turned up.)Angelic

Some of the Elsinore folks were specifically asked to not attend.Wink

Congrats on the 100 way. I saw it on our second jump of the day, a blog against the clouds...very nice.
Congrats to all the participants, it's a shame that it couldn't beat the 68 or 71 ways (with regard to the grid).
Was a grand, beautiful thing to see.


A congrats with a little passive aggressiveness mixed in. Beautiful.

_justin


piisfish

Sep 24, 2012, 1:44 AM
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so, I have a question about the 100 ways.

It seems the formation was not "gridworthy" (but I don't really care, for me it is still a 100way and an awesome moment for the people who did it, and for us who dream about it).
Now, was it not gridworthy because of the slot flying, or did the "optics" of the cameras contribute to a visual distortion of the formation ? (in other words, is there a technical limit to the judgement by the grid?)

congrats again to all involved.


ik_sky

Sep 24, 2012, 3:53 AM
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congrats to all involved Smile
any pics or movie ?


Skybear

Sep 24, 2012, 6:04 AM
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We didn't make it all in the grid at the same time. Camera-flyers did a perfect job, no problems there.

Videos and pictures are on http://www.skydivingphotography.com/...ingsuitrecord-091812


(This post was edited by Skybear on Sep 24, 2012, 6:24 AM)


CazmoDee  (A 51915)

Sep 24, 2012, 6:07 AM
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Link wont work. Frown


Skybear

Sep 24, 2012, 6:24 AM
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Fixed it


piisfish

Sep 24, 2012, 6:59 AM
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We didn't make it all in the grid at the same time. Camera-flyers did a perfect job, no problems there.

Videos and pictures are on http://www.skydivingphotography.com/...ingsuitrecord-091812
cool thanaks, now pleeeeease shre the technicalities...
names
suits
altitudes
fall rates and horizontal speed etc etc etc

congrats again Smile


Pendragon  (D 104102)

Sep 24, 2012, 7:09 AM
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Aside from a list of names (I can't remember everyone's!)

We were trying to get a vertical fall-rate of around 65mph. Suits used varied from phantom 2s (Rolf Brombach was in his) through Vampires, Blades and bigger Tony suits, as well as a significant contingent of S-Fly suits - so quite varied! If anything, the really big suits were more of a hinderance for this.

The greatest altitude we got was around 13,500ft. Because high clouds, I think we only actually got 13,000ft on our record jump. All break-offs began from 5,500ft in stages, with the formation initially breaking into 5 chunks before further separating again from 4,500ft (and again at 3,500ft for the very front 9-way diamond).


monkycndo  (D License)

Sep 24, 2012, 10:50 AM
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Congrats to all on the Guinness record.Smile


kallend  (D 23151)

Sep 24, 2012, 1:27 PM
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Congrats to all on the Guinness record.Smile

And I had the best slot assignment of anyone!


monkycndo  (D License)

Sep 24, 2012, 5:00 PM
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Congrats to all on the Guinness record.Smile

And I had the best slot assignment of anyone!

Drinking the Guinness?


roostnureye  (D 32166)

Sep 24, 2012, 7:39 PM
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I dont think I will ever get all of the dirt out of my gear or my head/lungs from that event.... Damn moon dust!


fmmobley  (D 29558)

Sep 25, 2012, 1:32 AM
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So I guess the 68-way done in 2009 will still stand as the USPA National Record for largest wingsuit formation.


normiss  (D 28356)

Sep 25, 2012, 7:00 AM
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Yup.
Laugh


Premier WickedWingsuits  (D 30916)

Sep 25, 2012, 9:05 AM
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Apparently a Guinness confirmed record. High speed exits and no-one hit Otter tails.

(It could have been even bigger if the Elsinore folks had turned up.)Angelic

I was hot, sweaty, scared, sometime bleeding and tired...but it was so very rewarding. Seeing a group of people from all over the world come together and overcoming obstacles is very fulfilling. Thanks to all of those that were on the team...and that doesn't mean just people that were flying. Also massive kudos to Perris and DanBC for being so supportive.

Already looking forward to the next one!

This is one of my favourite articles.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/...ew-world-record.html


(This post was edited by WickedWingsuits on Sep 25, 2012, 9:06 AM)


piisfish

Sep 25, 2012, 9:08 AM
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Quote:
The sky's the limit!
... wrong.. the ground is...


omnia

Sep 25, 2012, 9:30 AM
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Apparently a Guinness confirmed record. High speed exits and no-one hit Otter tails.

(It could have been even bigger if the Elsinore folks had turned up.)Angelic

I was hot, sweaty, scared, sometime bleeding and tired...but it was so very rewarding. Seeing a group of people from all over the world come together and overcoming obstacles is very fulfilling. Thanks to all of those that were on the team...and that doesn't mean just people that were flying. Also massive kudos to Perris and DanBC for being so supportive.

Already looking forward to the next one!

Agree with everything above. I wouldn't normally call waking up early to run around in dirt in 105 degree weather "fun", but it was totally worth it and I'm so happy I got to be part of this team.

I hadn't jumped much at Perris before, but I will definitely be spending more time there in the future.


lurch  (D 27583)

Sep 25, 2012, 11:21 AM
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I'll have more to say later, right now I'm decompressing from the event, getting ready to go back to my day job and I have little time...

That whole thing was BRUTAL. Hot. Violent. Fast. Extreme test of skill, awareness, ability. Wouldn't have it any other way. Most stimulating thing I've done in ages. Did a fair bit of teaching, learned a lot myself, improved the hell out of my timing and targetting skills.

Top reviews to the DZ itself. The whole "surface reduced to rubble" thing I could do without, but for something like this, you land on whatever you have to, and we were using FAR more than the DZ itself. I was landing about a mile away damn near every time. Never been to Perris before... holy COW is that place spectacular. Restaurant. Bar. Pool and much much more. Rigging shop that works FAST. I didn't know they MADE dropzones like this one. Redefined my idea of "professional". If you're gonna hold a mega-way, this is the place for it.

Outstanding performances by all involved. Made a lot of new friends, and reestablished friendships with old ones. Had the time of my life.
Was an honor and privilege to be a part of this. I was one of the last out every time, part of the 4-bird completion team at the tail. A worthy challenge, tested my diving skills bigtime. I had incredible view of the whole thing forming up, and got to see massive improvement as the event progressed. Some seriously badass pilots here, very happy to fly with you ALL.
Got no more time now, but DAMN was that an awesome experience and I will be back for more when it happens.
Fly safe you guys,
-B


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