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... that the Kaleidoscope Dives design for SkyQuest 2013 is ready?

Kaleidoscope Divers boarding
posted Oct 4th, 2013 - The Sun Path Products NSL News reported on 23 September 2013 how the bigway world has recently changed. The FAI/IPC had approved a proposal by World Team founder BJ Worth that introduced a new set of rules for world records in bigway sequentials.

The first records have been set, as the story continued after explaining the rules, and BJ Worth is now in the middle of preparations for his own first attempt at SkyQuest 2013 in DeLand in November.

The dive design for the record attempts of the Kaleidoscope Divers has been completed, and Rags Raghanti has once again created the graphics that allow the participants to study the sequence and the slots ahead of time. BJ Worth is recruiting the best lineup he can get for the 110ways in the meantime.

Russian Kaleidoscope Divers delegation at SkyQuest 2012
The earlier story mentioned that 106 skydivers completed a 5-point sequence in Empuriabrava under the guidance of French organizer Patrick Passe. The French bigway sequential expert has helped to organize high-quality dives at SkyQuest before and was a team captain for BJ Worth at the Kaleidoscope Dives 2011 and at other events before. He will be back in DeLand for SkyQuest 2013.

Roger Ponce will be in charge once again for bringing all participants back to the dropzone's landing areas at Skydive DeLand. Mike Johnston, Rob Laidlaw and Lou Tomaso are the US team captains. Alia Veselova will travel to DeLand with a large delegation from Russia.

Her husband Andrey Veselov will provide the freefall footage as in the past years, together with Henny Wiggers and Brian Festi. Mansur Mustafin from Russia switches from 4way filming to bigway for the occasion, as his last team SportLoto has been in hibernation this year.

SkyQuest 2013 reception at Clarion Hotel DeLand
The SkyQuest 2013 staff also includes judges this year. BJ Worth plans to set one of the new bigway records with his Kaleidoscope Divers, and approval comes only with the participation of FAI/IPC judges. Marylou Laughlin will be counting the many grips, together with former Golden Knights competitor Kirk Knight and an additional third bigway judge.

The first Kaleidoscope Dives are scheduled for Thursday, November 21st. The annual SkyQuest 4way competition, the NSL Championship, begins with the competition on Friday at noon and runs parallel with the bigway sequentials. The judges will switch from big- to 4way on a regular basis.

SkyQuest 2013 begins with a reception at the Clarion Hotel where BJ Worth will introduce team captains, videographers, judges and participants. He will also get the first briefing out of the way in a festive atmosphere at the popular hotel where the competition draw for the Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship also takes place every year. Registration for the event is in progress.

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