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#61 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Sun Nov 06, 2022 6:12 pm

It's the scoring system, basically more points for more completed manoevres, and it's more jerky so the judges can be sure that grips were made.
Much more fun to do fewer moves more gracefully!

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#62 Post by G-CPTN » Mon Nov 07, 2022 10:51 am

Do they practice the hand-holds in a swimming pool?

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#63 Post by Ex-Ascot » Tue Nov 08, 2022 5:30 am

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Mon Nov 07, 2022 10:51 am
Do they practice the hand-holds in a swimming pool?
No boards on wheels.
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#64 Post by PHXPhlyer » Wed Nov 30, 2022 12:45 am

All women sky diving group sets new world record

https://www.abc15.com/news/uplifting-ar ... rld-record

ELOY, AZ — Women from twenty-two different countries gathered in Eloy over the holiday weekend in hopes of completing a world record skydive.

The team with Project 19 says the journey to this point has not been easy.

The first attempt at the record jump was supposed to happen back in 2020 on the 100th anniversary of women being granted the right to vote.

But at the time, the pandemic had gripped the nation and put a stop to their plans.

Last Friday, the group got another shot at completing an all-women formation vertical dive over the Arizona desert.

The goal was to beat the previous record of 65 skydivers set back in 2016. The group broke the record on their very first jump with 71.

Later that day, they leap-frogged that number again with 80.

“In less than 60 seconds, these women challenged themselves to perfectly and safely hold hands, falling at 200 mph, in a head-to-earth orientation with incredible balance and skill,” said Melissa Nelson. “It’s been an incredible ride to see us pull this off.”

Project 19’s team says the idea behind the record-setting jump was to use their platform to inspire girls and women to live bold, brave lives of their own design, even if that entails something other than skydiving.

“If our skydiving inspires you to do something you've always wanted to do, whatever that may be – becoming a chef or a doctor or doing some amazing project that is meaningful to you – that's what we hope this kind of record brings to women,” said Nelson. “It's getting women to think outside the box. We didn't plan to become skydivers, then we realized what we could accomplish.”

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#65 Post by Ex-Ascot » Wed Nov 30, 2022 5:37 am

A great achievement. Congrats to all involved. I have only dropped formations with two aircraft involved but 5!
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#66 Post by llondel » Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:42 pm

I asked my son if he wanted to try skydiving. He looked at me as if I was crazy.

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#67 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Wed Nov 30, 2022 8:45 pm

Well, you are!

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#68 Post by llondel » Wed Nov 30, 2022 9:49 pm

Fox3WheresMyBanana wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 8:45 pm
Well, you are!
I'd tried it by the time I was his age...

Oh, I get your point.

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#69 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Wed Nov 30, 2022 10:06 pm

Look on the bright side - you've obviously brought him up to be sane and sensible ;)))

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#70 Post by PHXPhlyer » Thu Dec 08, 2022 2:52 pm

7 jumps, 7 continents, 7 days: Veterans train in Arizona for world record skydiving attempt

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COOLIDGE, Ariz. - A group of daring veterans have been preparing for weeks in Coolidge, Arizona for the stunt of a lifetime: they're attempting to set a world record in skydiving.

Seven jumps, seven continents, seven days.

It's a team of 10 veterans, all retired or former special operations personnel. And they're ready to take on the Triple 7 Expedition.

"Triple 7 is jumping all seven continents and basically the fastest time that you can," said skydiver Mike Sarraille. "No one has ever done it. We’re starting in Antarctica, then going to South America, Miami, Barcelona, Egypt, UAE, ending in Perth. We are coming back for a celebratory jump in Tampa, Florida."

Sarraille is a Marine and Navy veteran and the founder of Legacy Expeditions, an extreme adventure company run by veterans, for veterans.

He's leading this fearless group in an adventure that is about more than setting a record. Each team member is jumping for a veteran who gave their life in service.

"When you lose brothers, you go through a process, and that process never really stops," Sarraille said. "[It] leaves a fingerprint on you that never goes away. They want us to live, and we’re going to do that to the fullest, and if we can tell their story while we do it, then that’s a victory.

"I’m jumping in honor of NA2 to Michael Monsoor, who is a SEAL who’s posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for jumping on a grenade 3 feet from me," he continued. "He gave his life for me."

The team has spent weeks training at the Complete Parachute Solutions Facility (CPS) in Coolidge.

"They’re going to be jumping as a team wherever they go," said Hugh Funk, team leader at CPS. "At some locations they’re going to have a big aircraft that can accommodate the entire team, and some locations will have a smaller aircraft [and] will have to split it into two groups. This week we’ve been practicing both of those profiles."

Funk says the team will stay in close proximity, with the most experienced jumper leading.

The logistics of all 7 jumps were designed and planned in a way to ensure success, meaning the world record of six jumps in six days on six continents can be beat.

"The biggest thing that we'll probably be dealing with from an adversarial perspective is sleep deprivation," said jumper Glenn Cowan.

For skydiver Jariko Denman, the expedition is meant to inspire.

"A byproduct of this expedition is to continue to inspire the next generation of veterans to go out and do big things," Denman said. "Your service doesn’t end when you stop serving in whatever your branch of the military."

Sarraille says all the jumpers will gain something different, but all will give a piece of themselves like their fellow veterans did."

"It’s a jump of gratitude, I know Antarctica in particular I’ll be thinking about Mikey and his family and the fact that I'm alive, and I get to do this because of him and his family," Sarraille said. "The people who raised him to be the man, selfless man that he was."

The team leaves for Chile on Dec. 29. The attempt to set the record will begin in Antarctica on Jan. 9.

In addition to their world record attempt, the team is raising money to fund 1400 scholarships for Gold Star Families with the Folds of Honor Foundation.

Follow the team: https://legacyexpeditions.net/expedition/triple7/

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