... that Florida has internal Indoor Cloud League competition in different ways?
posted Mar 16th, 2014 -
Florida Skydiving League group at iFLY Orlando
Florida will not send any teams to the World Challenge 2014
. Only Christine Freiherr and Jane McGuire, both participants at earlier Florida Skydiving League meets, make the trip to Bodyflight Bedford with US team Verve XP.
However, the FSL participants of the Indoor Cloud League compete on a regular basis with the teams of the Czech Republic Skydiving League. The FSL group posted the first scores for the ICL March competition at iFLY Orlando on the same day when the Czech teams completed the ten indoor rounds of their March competition at the Skydive Arena.
Czech league director Jan Klapka said that he will follow up very soon with his first scores for the six March sequences. Florida's group of 4way competitors posted a total of 131 points Thursday night at iFLY Orlando and will soon follow up with improved scores at the next scheduled NSL Tunnel Kicker.
|March 2014||AAA Class||AA Class||A Class||Rookie AAA||Rookie AA||Rookie A||Total|
|1||iFLY Orlando (US)||21||20||14||27||28||21||131|
|2||Skydive Arena (CZ)||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2||iFLY SF Bay (US)||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2||SkyVenture Montreal (CA)||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2||SkyVenture New Hampshire (US)||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2||iFLY Seattle (US)||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
Next time in 4way: Tim Parr with 1-on-1 coach Hal Spence
Three new ICL participants joined the Florida group, and two of them had not done any 4way in the wind tunnel before. Tim Parr is a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and used the whole tunnel night for basic skills training. He will join his first 4way lineup next time.
Fellow student Brian Lipscomb had flown in iFLY Orlando's 12-foot chamber before and also had little 4way outdoor experience. He scored for the Florida group in the Rookie AA and Rookie AAA categories.
Cathy Luo has been representing the University of Florida at this year's ICL events after she visited her first NSL Tunnel Kicker at the end of January and joined the new team Aurai DeLand the same night. Andrew Barton is a student at DeLand Stetson University and competed directly in a different Rookie A Class lineup with Cathy Luo and Aurai Thursday night.
Brian Lipscomb with his Rookie AA and Rookie AAA lineup
Aurai's lineup was not complete, and Leigh Estabrook filled the open slot. It was her first time at the NSL Tunnel Kicker and an Indoor Cloud League event, and she was also in the A Class lineup. Aurai won the internal Rookie A Class competition and landed a score on the ICL leaderboard for the first time.
There was more internal FSL competition at iFLY Orlando. The complete ZEUS lineup from Skydive City, now competing in the Rookie AA Class, were up against a pickup team with two player coaches and newcomer Brian Lipscomb. ZEUS is mastering the new sequences very well, as the video of all lineups shows, and they also performed the Rookie AAA Class sequence the same night (21 - 21). Zeus outscored Florida's A Class lineup in the Rookie AAA Class, but Brian Lipscomb with his player coaches made it to the leaderboard with higher scores.
Andrew Barton, Adam Money and James Hall, with coach Gilles Dutrisac, had another internal meet with Aurai DeLand in the Rookie A Class and were not able to keep up. James Hall also competed in the AA Class and went through his first AAA Class memory sequence including Block 5.
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