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Judges selected for the 2013 FAI First Category Events:
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Changes to the list of judges will be effective at the end of each month.
Sunday 2nd December 2012
Round 5 of Formation Skydiving 8-way has been completed and USA hold the lead with 119 whilst the current World Champions, France, have 113 and Russia are in thrid place with 102. VFS continues to be a tight contest with the UAE holding 1st pace with 122 points, France close behind in second with 120 and the USA trailing a bit with 110 - 3 more rounds to go!
Artistics Freefly has completed 4 rounds, and France 2 is leading the USA by 0.1 of a point (37.1 - 37.0) with France 1 in third place with 36.5. Freestyle has also completed 4 rounds, with France 2 leading France 1 by 0.1 points (37.3 - 37.2) with G.B. in third place with 34.3.
Canopy Piloting is happening at the moment, and Accuracy Landings is continuing on the Beach DZ. It will be an early finish today though, as we have to get ready for the opening ceremony at 20.00 hrs.
Each day there is a free draw, tickets available to registered persons on the DZ, for 5 Iphones and 5 Ipads! This is drawn in the evening as jumping finishes.
The Accuracy Landing competition up until now has been split over two DZ\'s, so a 7.00am call this morning was necessary to complete Round 2. With all three Male Rounds completed we have Vodisek Domen (SLO) and Liang Yong (CHN) tied in 1st place with 00cm scores, with 5 jumpers tied for 3rd place with 01cm. Female Accuracy Round 2 is still in progress, so too are Juniors and Male & Female Freefall Style.
28th November 2012
18.00 Formation Skydiving Draw
Happy Birthday today to :
This Mondial of 6 World Championships knows no bounds and we’ve already run out of superlatives in utter wonderment at the scale of things around us. From the 5* cuisine to the air-conditioned team tents for competitors – with accompanying flat screen TV, fridge and beds – the organisers have truly excelled themselves to accommodate the needs of everyone here.
The GB Freestyle Team of Andrea (Pixie) & Alistair Hodgson, World Championship Silver Medalists in 2010 and World Cup & European Championship Bronze Medalists in 2011, are not only known for their skydiving skills, but the fact that Alistair took up skydiving after he lost his legs whilst on active military service. Consequently he has perfected his own landing technique, whereby he needs a grass strip on which to slide to a stop.
It came to light that the DZ which will be used for their particular discipline, was actually comprised of sand and gravel – and not a blade of grass in sight. With one practice jump completed, it was clear that the allocated DZ could well jeopardise Al’s safety and even their continued participation in the Championship.
Within 48hours, a mini DZ of Astroturf was laid exclusively for his benefit (see picture).
8.00 am. Almost there, still some links to input, and checks to be made against the final registration lists - but today is the final day of preparation for everyone on site. The weather forcast is better for today, maybe starting to cool down (all relative).
The picture on the front is of the DZ with the competitors tents, taken from one of the Hotels, the Ocean View Hotel, where many of the teams are staying. This Hotel has only just been completed and they have opened especially for the Mondial - they will close again to finalise things before the \"official\" opening on 1st January 2013. As with anything new there is some \"finishing off\" to do.
2-Way Sequential - Team 1
|Kevin Techer (Videographer)|
2-Way Sequential - Team 2
|David Huet (Videographer)|
|Magali Belgodere||Aude Clesse||Guillaume Dubois||Frédéric Mirvault|
|Laurent-Stéphane Montfort (Videographer)||Jean-Michel Poulet (Alternate)|
|Emmanuel Bouchard||Vincent Coliac||Frédéric Truffaut||Benoit Rotty|
Gregory CHatelain (Videographer)
|Canopy Formations Team Manager||David Roth|
Formation Skydiving is the art of building formations or patterns in freefall. The discipline is executed either in the prone position (with belly to earth) or vertically (with either feet or head towards earth).
A competition team consists of 4 or 8 performers, and one videographer. A competition consists of up to 10 rounds, and each round consists of up to 6 formations. The teams have a certain number of seconds to continually and correctly repeat the sequence of formations in freefall. Each correctly completed formation scores one point.
The formations are drawn from an international pool of random and block formations. The random formations are singular formations with full separation of all grips between the performers both before and after building the formation. The blocks are double formations with a designated movement in between. VFS - Gold Medalists 2008 USA Arizone Arsenal
The judging is based on the videographer's material, and is done objectively. Only the technical performance counts.
The winning team will be the team that has collected the most points, by completing the most correct formations within time after the final round is complete. In case of weather or technical problems, or other causes, a competition will be valid as long as all participating teams have completed at least one round.