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Woohoo! I made the top of the list!
I think it must have been Dufflezilla that did it. Dufflezilla is a big, round, camo pattern dufflebag that measures roughly 48 by 20.
Acres.
Depending on how full it is.
Which cannot and has not been precisely defined since its actual internal cubic volume is unknown and can only be estimated with partial differential equations I don't even know how to read. To be full implies that you have run out of space. To date this has not happened. I tried a laser rangefinder in there once. I never did get a reading. The device was still waiting for the beam to bounce off of something when I got bored gave up and closed the bag. I'll check back in a couple of months.
That bag makes me the coolest kid on my block. Everyone's going to want one soon. I'm very proud of it. Dufflezilla is actually big enough that I could zip myself into it and airmail myself to Abu Dhabi with room to spare inside for an espresso and a bag of Funyuns to get me through the trip in comfort and style.
Nobody bothers you when you're travelling in a duffle bag. Its comfier than flying coach, and you don't have to listen to that speech about exit row seating and oxygen masks and stuff. And you don't have to deal with that annoying talkative seatmate trying to strike up pointless conversation so they won't feel isolated while packed into an aluminum can with a bunch of total strangers and some pretzels. Who talks to a duffle bag?

That bag is so big when I showed up at the airport with it they mistook it for me and me for it, and put a baggage claim tag on my ear. You have no idea how strong that adhesive is. It stung.

That bag is so big it has its own gravity field. There may be a pocket singularity buried in its depths as a power supply. One of those little antimatter powered infinite-density space-warp portable black hole thingies they use in starships a lot. This is also handy because when its empty it collapses inward under its own gravity to a single point of pure neutronium nylon, which then conveniently fits in a pocket. And it won't upset your stomach!

It also has beneficial effects on the gas mileage of my jeep when I'm driving with it so long as I put it in the middle for balance. If I don't get it just right the tail kicks out on the slightest of corners and the oversteer is a bitch to deal with. Total pain in the ass, but with gas set to hit 400$ a gallon, the savings are worth the hassle.

That bag is so big it has its own area code and is classed as a landmass in certain states for tax and zoning purposes. I wanted to put up a steel mill in there, but I'm still waiting on the permits. Something to do with industrial land-use issues and environmental concerns. If my phone rings while I'm digging around in it for a toothpick or a bag of funyuns, it shows up on the bill as an overseas call.
From Abu Dhabi.

That bag is so big the only reason I'm still allowed to fly with it is because the FAA and TSA still can't agree on a set of rules to apply to a commercial passenger travelling with a portable landmass. They've both been reluctant to give a final ruling on the topic because of the little-known fact that the duffle can and has been used as an emergency airbag to cushion the landing of a 747 suffering hydraulic failure in a nosedive with 2638 passengers on board. The last time this happened the 747 was undamaged except for some camo skid marks on the belly from contact with the bag. The passengers were unaware of the event except for noting a softer landing than usual and a slight smell of scorched nylon.
The contents of the bag were slightly squished but intact and usable. The bag picked up a few scuff marks but nothing worse than could be expected from being handled as checked luggage once or twice. I've seen samsonites in worse shape from just one trip. I didn't complain to the airline.
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There was a FAQ that clarified the process. The FAQ made it pretty clear that advance approval and payment was required.



well officially they had the 26th of oct as a cut off date which was originally in the FAQ.. They then decided to postpone that since they didn't have over 70 people, and people like my self weren't yet sure we'd be able to make it. People were still being qualified people up until friday before the event.


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But FAI on bigways


this record or the judging method isn't recognized by the FAI yet... & great tact... :|



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The smartest thing for the organizers to do was put PM in the lead.


agreed. surprised that happened.

Where is my fizzy-lifting drink?

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There was a FAQ that clarified the process. The FAQ made it pretty clear that advance approval and payment was required.



well officially they had the 26th of oct as a cut off date which was originally in the FAQ.. They then decided to postpone that since they didn't have over 70 people, and people like my self weren't yet sure we'd be able to make it. People were still beingqualified up until friday before the event.



Please don't confuse people with facts. It gets in the way of their "reality."

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Neh...not working sadly..
Guess Ill hold of my exitement a bit longer..

would have been nice to see the pictures on wingsuitnews, and general/skydive media everywhere shortly after the record (much like the crew, fs and ff records). But guess there's a reason for the selective release of images...public, yet not public...

Shame..think (from what I have seen) this would be more than worthy to get some general exposure. Even if it is thumbnailsize..

Anyways..guess Ill check back later to see if its made it to other media..
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Neh...not working sadly..
Guess Ill hold of my exitement a bit longer..

would have been nice to see the pictures on wingsuitnews, and general/skydive media everywhere shortly after the record (much like the crew, fs and ff records). But guess there's a reason for the selective release of images...public, yet not public...

Shame..think (from what I have seen) this would be more than worthy to get some general exposure. Even if it is thumbnailsize..

Anyways..guess Ill check back later to see if its made it to other
media..



If you look on the home page of Raise The Sky you will see the formation without the grid.

http://raisethesky.org/

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Congratulations to all involved in the 6-way world record, now officially confirmed by the Best Friend of F10cking. ;)

The first 3 rows passed the symmetry test!!! Amazing.
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Woohoo! I made the top of the list!



Sorry Brian my bad numerical placement, I've been informed, The list counts down from 10 to 1 I did it wrong they tell me. I wasn't even sure you were there this year as I was not. Your entry is strictly fluff to make the list 10 big, I was reaching. I could have easily picked on PM but I also own one purple suit so I declined.

The economy is actually so bad I could have entered it twice..... or entered it it for the first 6 entries.

Not to suggest you are less scary than the economy.

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You mean I've been demoted?
(mental note: my scariness is slipping. Wear more black.)
I would have thought the duffle alone would guarantee my supremacy.
For the amusement of all Dufflezilla fans, I now present, an amusing fact: Dufflezilla weighed in at 47 lbs at the airport. The limit is 50. If I'd brought so much as an extra t-shirt or a bag of Funyuns they would have had to ship it as freight.
BTW I suppose the mask thing does deserve an explanation. I use it to control a skin condition involving a violent allergic response to proteins produced by exposure to sunlight. In other words, for me direct sunlight exposure is corrosive and can produce blisters rapid swelling and outright tissue destruction in as little as 15 minutes. It isn't comfortable. Sunblock doesn't help much. Last year we spent an awful lot of time standing in very harsh sun during dirt dives and the mask was necessary but annoying...produces repetitive awkward social encounters, having to explain what its for, over and over. I leverage this into an endless series of vampire jokes, figuring I might as well get a laugh out of it. I regard this as a comic challenge: Do you have any idea how hard it is to come up with an original vampire gag? Its been done to DEATH. This year the dirt dives were more efficient and the sun less intense and I tried skipping the mask for most of the event. I shouldn't have. The effects are cumulative and my face looks like tuesday pepperoni again, but what the hell, we can't all be beach gods.
:)-B
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In 2008, the world record was 71.

In 2009, the world record was 68.

It doesn't have to be growing every year, Jarno. ;) World record is simply whatever number of f10ckers attend the event. The rules are smartly set to make virtually any formation meet them... as you demonstrated.

If 40 attend in 2010, the world record will be 40.

World record in f10cking these days is not what's actually done, but who's done it.
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You're part of this conspiracy aren't you?
:P:D:D



Please look into the light.

There is no conspiracy. There was no 71 way world record last year.

But really, man, I'd hate to organize something like this. Work your ass off trying to get 100 wingsuiters in one place, raise money for charity, build a really sweet looking big ass diamond, get some great press on our little discipline of skydiving and... get nothing but shit over it from some of your peers.

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It did show that Jeff '7:1 glide ratio' Nebelkopf was flying base initialy in the article, and was probably the one quoting performance..;):P

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The surface area of the fabric allows the diver to slow their vertical speed to 10mph, and allows them to travel horizontally at up to 100mph.



Thats 10:1 glide ratios!
Impressive!

Joking aside..amazing flying!

p.s. Sorry about the attachment, but couldnt NOT do that one:P
p.s.2 yea yea, I know the media more often quotes thing wrong, than right...but a man can laugh cant he?!;)
JC
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For the amusement of all Dufflezilla fans, I now present, an amusing fact: Dufflezilla weighed in at 47 lbs at the airport. The limit is 50. If I'd brought so much as an extra t-shirt or a bag of Funyuns they would have had to ship it as freight.



Big deal, I checked TWO bags weighing 49 and 47 lbs. Try harder next time. :P
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I'm unimpressed. Yours had wheels. Besides, I was smuggling midgets from Abu Dhabi for the porn industry in upstate New Jersey and couldn't afford to attract attention from airport security with excessively bulky baggage. Dufflezilla is camo and goes unnoticed.
Amateur.
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-B
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