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Did You Know...

... that Florida tied the indoor competition with the Northwest in August?

FSL Tunnel Kicker at iFLY Orlando in July
posted Sep 11th, 2012 - The NSL News reported the second leg of the indoor competition between the Northwest Skydiving League at iFLY Seattle and the Florida Skydiving League at iFLY Orlando on 2 September 2012.

The NWSL teams and competitors, guided and organized by Deb Correia, had won the first and July part of this indoor project (110 - 84) quite clearly, and the FSL indoor community was thinking of ways how to do better in the second part, which was in the month of August.

The FSL teams and competitors had met only once in July, at the FSL Tunnel Kicker, as the NSL News story on 30 July 2012 explained. The NWSL group had also posted some earlier scores in July and taken the lead. The NWSL team Sinner G then added scoring points at a later tunnel session in July and secured the victory for the first month.

July 2012AAA ClassAA ClassA ClassRookie AAARookie AARookie ATotal
1NWSL/iFLY Seattle111421112726110
2FSL/iFLY Orlando15181112181084
August 2012AAA ClassAA ClassA ClassRookie AAARookie AARookie ATotal
1NWSL/iFLY Seattle2314171391288
2FSL/iFLY Orlando28 (-2)2414141411105
A Class and AA Class for the NWSL in July: Sinner G
Ari Perelman, indoor manager of the Florida Skydiving League, learned from the NWSL strategy and also added another tunnel session after the FSL Tunnel Kicker on August 7th. The FSL group posted significantly higher scores than in July at the beginning of August for a good and promising start.

The NWSL group followed up and showed better numbers than the FSL had posted for July. It was not enough yet to copy the July success, and A Class team Sinner G even tried to improve the AA Class scores as a last attempt to catch up with the FSL scores.

However, the FSL performance was very strong in the month of August, and Sinner G could not even get close to the 24-pointer that the AA Class lineup of the FSL (Yvonne Saa, Laura Song, Emily Zastrow, Ari Perelman) posted when Ari Perrelman called his FSL group back to iFLY Orlando later in August.

Strong August performance: FSL Tunnel Kicker group
Ari Perelman had more to offer, even though the FSL lead was significant at this point in time. The first AAA Class lineup at the FSL Tunnel Kicker on August 7th had posted a 23-pointer, which was still good enough to keep up with the AAA Class number that a strong NWSL lineup with Christy Frikken and Hannah Betts posted later in August, as the NSL News reported on 2 September 2012.

Ari Perelman then topped the 23-pointer easily with a lineup that was even stronger. Brian Johnson (XL), Ben Liston (Mass Defiance), Sally Hathaway (Synchronicity) and Ari Perelman posted a 28-pointer at the end of August, which included two point deductions.

The FSL group won the August competition with 105 points, which does not match the NWSL highscore total of 110 points in July, and both groups were closer together this time. However, the game is tied after two rounds, and the September draw has been posted. Several additional tunnels will then join a similar competition project on November 5ht that Axel Zohmann organizes for the International Bodyflight Association. iFLY Seattle and iFLY Orlando will both be a part of it with their NWSL and FSL teams and competitors.

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