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It is not the first comeback of one of the longest standing teams in the country, probably in the world. The NSL News reported the Pink situation last time on 23 October 2007. The story related to the comeback after a Pink 4-year hibernation.
The 2007 comeback of the team that was founded in 1997 did not last very long. In fact, the previous hibernation turned into a complete dropout. Jennifer and Glen Hauenstein even sold their gear and picked up motorcross and motorcycle racing as a new hobby and passion. It seemed like there would not be another comeback. But there was...
Jonathan Perl, who was in the Pink comeback lineup of 2007, never stopped skydiving, focused on big-way for a while and has visited DeLand for the Kaleidoscope Dives at SkyQuest for many years. Recently he also went back to more 4way training and competition and missed the USPA bronze medal by one single point in the Advanced Class last year with Perris H Ball and a 12.9 average.
The Pink Hauenstein comeback began earlier this year and is very promising this time. Jennifer and Glen both quit their jobs as teachers and principal at a private school and now work for and with Mike Gruwell at Chuting Star. It is now a family business situation in the skydiving industry. The Hauensteins bought new gear and made a few jumps.
Mr. Pink was actually planning to sign up for the September meet of the Georgia Skydiving League, which was originally scheduled for the upcoming weekend. GSL Director Greg Lennartz had to move the meet to the September 10 weekend, and Mr. Pink will probably miss the opportunity of a competitive comeback this time. However, Mr. Pink will jump at Skydive The Farm in any case this weekend, and all team members also invite the rest of the GSL 4way community to visit and share training and experiences.
The NSL News will obviously be on site and ready to cover the Pink comeback live.