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  1. Here's the 2way VFS information: Full meet information can be found at http://www.gottunnel.com/nhtunnelmeet/ Please go there for more information. Dates: Sunday, January 20th for VFS and Saturday, January 19th for 4way FS Cost: $90/person regardless of competition class Registration deadline: First come first serve. Last year we exceeded capacity and had to decline registrations so register early! Register by Thursday, December 20 to receive a free t-shirt. Email NHTunnelMeetVFS"at"gmail"dot"com with the full names of each team member, their email addresses, each person’s t-shirt size, your competition class, and your team name to register. Don’t be a dummy and ask me to save a spot for your unformed team. Email me with all the requested information at once – I won’t register a team without it. I will assume that you want man’s cut, large t-shirts unless you specifically say "man's/women’s cut small/medium/large." Registration confirmation: Unless you get a confirmation from me saying that you are "all set," don't assume you are registered. I will not save spots or register partial teams. Also please put in the subject line of your email, "team registration for _________ (team name)." Format: Same as last year, 6-round meet starting at 8:30am or 9:00am depending on the number of teams registered. Meet Directors: Ben Liston (FS) and Ari Perelman (VFS) Chief Judge: Jim Rees. Teammate finder spreadsheet: Enter your info here if you are looking for teammates https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApFFDKFiX0PedHctZnRiUzRwVEtNLTR1cUJVYVB2bEE&hl=en Huck Jam: Please let me know if there is any interest in a huck jam after the competition is over while we wait for the judging to be finished. If the judges are really on top of it, the huck jam can be moved to after the awards ceremony. Communication: Please, if you are confused or have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me! I will do my best to make this work for everyone and respond to questions. The earlier people register, the sooner I can get out the final schedule.
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    full-face helmets in kid sizes?

    Sky Systems has a XXS factory diver that I've seen children wear - http://www.skysystemsusa.com/helmets/factory_diver.php
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    New Hampshire Tunnel Meet 2011

    Full meet information can be found at http://www.gottunnel.com/nhtunnelmeet/ Please go there for more information. Dates: Sunday, December 11th for VFS and Saturday, December 10th for 4way FS Cost: $85/person regardless of competition class Registration deadline: First come first serve. Last year we exceeded capacity and had to decline registrations so register early! Register by Tuesday, November 22 to receive a free t-shirt. Email NHTunnelMeetVFS"at"gmail"dot"com with the full names of each team member, their email addresses, each person’s t-shirt size, and your team name to register. Don’t ask me to save a spot for your unformed team. Email me with all the requested information at once – I won’t register a team without it. I will assume that you want man's cut t-shirts unless you specifically say "women's cut small/medium/large." Format: Same as last year, 6-round meet starting at 8:30am or 9:00am depending on the number of teams registered. Meet Directors: Ben Liston (FS) and Ari Perelman (VFS) Chief Judge: Jim Rees. Teammate finder spreadsheet: Enter your info here if you are looking for teammates https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApFFDKFiX0PedHctZnRiUzRwVEtNLTR1cUJVYVB2bEE&hl=en Huck Jam: Please let me know if there is any interest in a huck jam after the competition is over while we wait for the judging to be finished. If the judges are really on top of it, the huck jam can be moved to after the awards ceremony. Communication: Please, if you are confused or have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me! I will do my best to make this work for everyone and respond to questions. The earlier people register, the sooner I can get out the final schedule.
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    NH tunnel meet 2011

    And if you have vfs questions please send an email to NHTunnelMeetVFS "at" gmail "dot" com. Let me know if you need help finding a teammate as I've had a few people already contact me about this. More details to follow as we get it all together.
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    How much could you improve over a one year period?

    It depends how much time you fly. I know people who have gone from complete beginners to the upper levels of freeflying in one year by doing 100+ hours. That's a pretty big difference from 24 hours though (2 hours a month.) How much time and coaching can you afford? How well do you listen and learn?
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    When to move on

    My first recommendation is to get with a good coach and explain your goals. The coach will be able to help you better determine how much time to spend on one skill vs moving on. That being said, without knowing your goals and what you want to "move on" to, I'd say move on. There are plenty of skills you will work on which will help your belly/back transitions. As long as you're having fun, it's never a waste of time
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    Paraclete XP Indoor Skydiving Championships

    Is the 4way FS competition going to use the new blocks 1 & 13?
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    Maximizing tunnel learning

    Get a good coach. Tell the coach your experience and what you're looking to learn. Listen to the coach. I'd recommend doing two (or more), 15 minute sessions. You'll get more out of more, shorter sessions since you'll be able to watch the video, debrief, and get back in the tunnel to apply what you've learned. Have fun!
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    2010 NH VFS Tunnel Competition

    The November 21 free t-shirt deadline is coming up. Get those registrations in!
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    2010 NH VFS Tunnel Competition

    The November 21 free t-shirt deadline is coming up. Get those registrations in!
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    Vegas wind tunnels

    nope. There's a Flyaway which is called Vegas Indoor Skydiving.
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    108 Way HD Possible without Tunnels ?

    Possble without tunnels? Yes. Would it have happened this year without tunnels? Probably not. You don't need to fly in a wind tunnel to be good, but it's a much faster and more efficient way to get good. Especially with a good coach. Look at the medal winners from the Open freefly events from Nationals: 1st place VFS AZ Arsenal - lots of tunnel time 2nd place VFS SDC Standard XP - lots of tunnel time 1st place freefly SoCal Converge - lots of tunnel time 2nd place freefly Orlando XP - lots of tunnel (both tunnel instructors) Good thought
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    SkyVenture New Hampshire VFS Tunnel Competition

    A couple updates: The discounted tunnel time rates are November 30th - December 4th, they do not start November 27th. I've had several people express concern about block HD-14 - Grip Front Flip Grip. There are people who want to compete head down, but are backloopers and don't do head down front flips. We're going to change that block so you can do either a front flip or a back flip.
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    Earphones for the Tunnel

    ER6i by Etymotic Research are fantastic. I use them just as ear plugs at times when I don't want music. When I want music, the sound quality is fantastic. http://www.amazon.com/Etymotic-Research-Isolator-Earphones-Black/dp/B000BQSGMM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1252638270&sr=8-1
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    need freefly suit recommendations

    There are lots of great suits out there. Look through this forum and the gear reviews to read up on them. My personal favorite freefly suit is LiquidSky (http://www.liquidskysports.com/) They make a very high quality suit that looks fantastic and flies great. It is custom fit and they can do just about anything you want with the suit. I have a few hundred jumps and easily 100 hours of tunnel time on my suit and it still is in perfect condition. Their customer service is also top notch. If you do have any problems, they are extremely responsive and will make sure you are happy with your suit.