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"VTSD", as the team name was in 2009, attended a total of eight meets that year. It began with a 29.3 average in the Rookie Class competition of the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship and ended with Intermediate Class gold medals at the USPA Nationals 2009. VTSD/Turbo went through three competition categories (Rookie - A - AA) in the same year and won in the highest one, the AA Class.
A year later, the same lineup competed in the AAA Class and won the gold medals in USPA's Advanced Class. Turbo had to move up into the Open Class competition at the USPA Nationals 2010 and placed 12th. Another year later it was the 7th place in USPA's 2012 Open Class competition in Eloy. And that's not the end yet...
|USPA Nationals 2010||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||Total||Avg|
|1||Carolina Turbo XP||11||13||13||12||17||19||12||21||15||12||145||14.5|
Carolina Turbo XP is making the next step on the way to become 4way world champions one day. Doug Barron (Center Outside), Joey Coffineau (Tail), Joey Freeman (Center Inside) and Andrew Happick (Point) decided to become full time skydivers this year. Chad Wilcox continues to shoot video for the team.
Turbo will attend the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2013 next weekend and then the Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship 2013 in March. The NSL News will compare the scores with the 2012 results at the same events, which will indicate where Turbo can go this year. Here is a summary of the 2012 season and the Turbo plans.
|Paraclete XP Outdoor 2012||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||Total||Avg|
|1||Arizona Airspeed (US)||25||20||18||35||36||25||33||31||23||20||266||26.6|
|2||NMP-PCH Hayabusa (BE)||23||21||20||33||34||29||30||30||20||21||261||26.1|
|3||Aerodyne Aerokart (FR)||23||21||19||33||29||28||28||29||23||21||254||25.4|
|4||SDC Rhythm XP (US)||21||17||15||28||29||23||27||27||19||18||224||22.4|
|6||Deland Norgies (NO)||18||16||15||22||26||20||26||26||18||14||201||20.1|
|9||CTR Optimum (BR)||12||12||12||20||25||18||20||22||13||12||166||16.6|
|10||Carolina Turbo XP (US)||17||11||13||21||15||17||19||20||14||13||160||16.0|
The 2013 season will be a very big one for Carolina Turbo XP. This year the team is taking a huge leap forward in announcing their first full-time training schedule! The team will start jumping in March, and will train Wed-Fri, while working as Tandem/AFF instructors on the weekends. Every 5th week of the season will be a 5-day jump camp in which outside coaching will be brought in. This full time schedule will also include 2nd team rigs to allow for back-to-back loads and huge jump numbers!
This season will also allow CTXP to wind-tunnel train during the week, reducing the number of days taken away from jump training. Most of 2013â€™s tunnel training will be done with rigs. The team is planning to do roughly 650 jumps and 12-15 tunnel hoursâ€¦ nearly three times as many jumps as any season previous. Lofty yet attainable average goals are set for 2013. Stay tuned!
In 2012, Carolina Turbo XPâ€™s 8way team made its debut at the USPA Nationals by winning Intermediate 8way. The team will continue to train in 2013 as they enter the open class. Six of the original members will remain, while the final two replacements are finalized over the coming weeks. It looks like Turbo 8way is here to stayâ€¦.
The January 2013 issue of Parachutist contains the multi-page coverage of 2012 Nationals, in which Turbo8 is featured with half page photo. In addition to these items, November 2012 Parachutist featured a centerfold photo of CTXP and friends as they built the cancer ribbon overtop Skydive Carolina in order to promote breast cancer awareness and celebrate those who have defeated the disease.
This year Turbo members are planning to build three 3v1 player-coach teams with local jumpers and other jumpers from nearby DZâ€™s. The teams will have small 60-90 jump seasons with a few tunnel hours, geared mainly towards introducing newer jumpers to structured skydive training and the sport of competitive 4way. The teams will compete in CaSL meets with the option to go to USPA Nationals. An official player-coach release will soon follow this update.