The momentum seems to continue in December, as the first scores have been posted earlier than ever before. The Florida Skydiving League group posted scores and videos for all six sequences after the NSL Tunnel Kicker at iFLY Orlando on Tuesday night this week.
December is an important month for the Florida group, as the other top contender for the overall ICL winner of the year, the Northwest Skydiving League group at iFLY Seattle, has taken a 1-point lead (6 - 5) after the completion of the January - November events. Florida has to win the December competition to catch up with the Northwest. The total score for the year would then become the tie-breaker. Florida has the total lead after the November results (1265 - 1256).
December 2013 AAA Class AA Class A Class Rookie AAA Rookie AA Rookie A Total Rank Teams F,P,14,17 F,P,N,14 F,P,7 F,P,N M,F,P M,F Total 1 iFLY Orlando (US) 17 18(-1) 22 19 27 16(-2) 119 2 SkyVenture Montreal (CA) - - 18 - - - 18 3 iFLY Seattle (US) - - - - - - - 3 Skydive Arena (CZ) - - - - - - - 3 SkyVenture New Hampshire (US) - - - - - - - 3 iFLY SF Bay (US) - - - - - - -
All 6 Sequences
NSL Reality TV
The Florida plan for December also includes indoor camps that precede the two scheduled NSL Tunnel Kicker events and prepare the participants for the six sequences, which follow during the competition part of the flying sessions.
Ari Perelman has held the training camps in earlier months this year and was not available this week. Fortunately, SDC Rhythm XL member Mikhail Markine was able to fill in as the head coach for the indoor training before the competition session on Tuesday.
However, the participants were well prepared for the competition session later at night, and the total of 119 points is a great starting point for the month of December. Ari Perelman will be back for the second FSL night at iFLY Orlando at the end of December, where the group will try to improve the scores for this most important month. Florida's 22-pointer in the A Class was already answered by a 4way team at SkyVenture Montreal...
The SDC Rhythm XP members will be engaged in other events and team coaching for the whole winter season in Florida. Steve Lefkowitz has committed to the annual 4way Scrambles at Skydive City on the first February weekend, and all members are available for coaching at any time that doesn't interfere with the team training.