in southern cally fornya couldn't get it wrong this
morning. As I pulled into the parking lot, the sun was
shining and it was raining at the same time. CF jumpers
should be on a call soon.
Still waiting for clouds to clear.
Meanwhile, we are scheduled to start Freestyle and
Skysurf today, and these events -- along with
Freefly -- were supposed to be judged using Pegasus,
the OmniSkore sibling for scoring these “new
age” events. Due to an unfortunate series of
events, however, Pegasus will not be used,
and spectators/competitors will not have the
accompanying “DZTV” to see the scores as they
The reason for not using Pegasus lies in
the fact that this spring, the IPC changed the
method that judges use to score the teams. Ted then
made changes in the OmniSkore and Pegasus
software to reflect the rules changes after the IPC
published the rules, but before USPA revised the
SCM. However, when USPA updated the Skydiver's
Competition Manual at the summer board meeting, they
incorporated the new IPC rules for Formation
Skydiving, but forgot or neglected to do so for the
Freestyle/Skysurf/Freefly rules. Therefore, Pegasus
is not configured to follow the SCM, and USPA's
Larry Bagley has rightfully ruled that the
Nationals must follow the published SCM. The
spectators & competitors will still see their
jumps as the judges watch them, but they will have
to wait for scores to be posted on the board before
they know them.
It should be made clear that the host is in no
way responsible for the situation; they advertised
to the competitors that Pegasus would be
used, and now it won't. USPA has admitted that they
“dropped the ball” on updating the SCM, and we
have to follow the rules.
The MD has called it a day. The forecast <sic>
is good for tomorrow, when we should have CF, FF, FR, and
SK all going at once.