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the basics are flocking(formation flight), acro(backfly and other freefly like stuff in a WS), preformance flight ( going for max speed, time or distance), and then you have artistic and 4 way sequentials competition( formations with points and more freefly style flying)

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Flocking becomes really old after a short bit.

Currently we have:

Flocking (can be recorded as records if flown cleanly enough, must be four-way or larger. Currently only flat flocks are recognized)
Performance (individual competition for time/distance/speed) Recognized as a competitive discipline by FAI and USPA (and other orgs).
Acro (two way competition, see link above. Recognized as a competitive discipline by FAI and USPA (and other orgs).
Sequential (four way teams, not *currently* recognized by any body, but a helluva lotta fun).
XRW (canopy/wingsuit relative work, not *currently* recognized by any body)

The discipline is expanding, but the short of it is, anybody can buy a big suit, hang flat/dumb/happy. it takes skill to participate in any of the above. If you're just wanting fun/hang time, and aren't interested in social skydiving, then any kind of suit works well. For flocking or acro, the suits become a bit more specialized. The Performance competitions are built for any size of suit. Sequential is for any size of suit. XRW is for med-large to very large suits.

Either way, *most* wingsuiters have multiple tools in their closets. Find a school with a number of demos. Fly with a few people. Find what you like most and start there.

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Flocking becomes really old after a short bit.

Currently we have:

Flocking (can be recorded as records if flown cleanly enough, must be four-way or larger. Currently only flat flocks are recognized)
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i wish i could do enough flocks to get bored with it.:) with out getting to the flying mattress stage and getting myself in trouble. i'm 6 ft 4 260lbs my pool of demo suits is limited for sure[:/]
i have on occasion been accused of pulling low . My response. Naw I wasn't low I'm just such a big guy I look closer than I really am .


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Flocking becomes really old after a short bit.

Currently we have:

Flocking (can be recorded as records if flown cleanly enough, must be four-way or larger. Currently only flat flocks are recognized)
.

i wish i could do enough flocks to get bored with it.:) with out getting to the flying mattress stage and getting myself in trouble. i'm 6 ft 4 260lbs my pool of demo suits is limited for sure[:/]

I know several larger guys that fly wingsuits in formations. The Sbird seems to be one of the more common for the guys that tend to fall a bit faster. But your height is also a plus. I fly an Rbird most of the time and have flown an Sbird a few times. The Sbird is not wildly different, not hard to fly at all.
Instructor quote, “What's weird is that you're older than my dad!”

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2. what else is there?

brand wars. Never underestimate brandwars.

Online coaching is also a thing.

Both activities make wingsuiting pretty close to swooping :D

You need a megasuit to swoop well.
Instructor quote, “What's weird is that you're older than my dad!”

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