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jayrech

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Let's go with both. I'm interested in how the size of pilot influences the out come. This is obviously going to be a pretty squed bit of information. None the less, it's interesting. Skydiving hasn't really been a sport that the heavy weights would seem to have a place to shine. Nothing against the heavy people. My self I'm 270 before gear. It's just always been a sport that I have had to make some major adjustments in flying styles for free fall, and some plain acceptions regarding canopy piloting.
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Let me think. Past competitors I would probably have to put Hans Paulsen up there for the heaviest. I don't know the exact weight but he's a big boy. Current competitors I think Tommy Dellibac isn't fat he's just a BIG guy. Tall and wide bodied makes for a lot of weight. I think he is probably 220-230 w/o gear. Don't quote me on the exact weight. Also Greg Windmiller is also up there in the also. Both of the guys are pretty tall also. Big Boys go fast in C/P. I'm almost 200 w/o gear.
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My last nationals for CP was in 2010. I was 275-280 before gear and on a Velo 111. I have exited the sport but I started competing in powerlifting after that (and still do).
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Damn! Big BOY! Off the top of your head you know how much Hans weighed in at?



I don't think Hans was all that heavy. He's not very tall, so even though he's a bigger guy he wouldn't tip the scales.

My guess currently would be Windmiller. He's pretty tall and built like a tank. He's also solid as a rock - lots of muscle mass.
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Tommy Dellibac USA
Greg Windmiller USA
Albert Berchtold USA
Paul Rodriguez USA
Erwin Baatenburg de Jong NL
All four hover in the 250-260 exit weight. I have seen "fat guy binge eating" in the weeks preceding US Nationals or World Meets.

Hans Paulsen was on a whole other level. He was around a 290 exit weight.
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Cliff Harris (The Colonel!) from VA was a big boy. Luke Aikens is used to be substantially heavier than he is now as I recall it. Big Steve Hasseman in GA used to be very big. Eric Butts was like 280 out the door. Sonic was a big boy. Hans Paulson is lighter than all of those guys.

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Cliff Harris (The Colonel!) from VA was a big boy. Luke Aikens is used to be substantially heavier than he is now as I recall it. Big Steve Hasseman in GA used to be very big. Eric Butts was like 280 out the door. Sonic was a big boy. Hans Paulson is lighter than all of those guys.



At my last nationals meet I was 305 out the door.
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