Tuesday 23 October
Oh yeah, 8-way today. Meanwhile, today's Q & A from the mail box:
BTW, if you didn't notice on the Tidbits index page, Chris "Kermit" Rimple will be contributing his "Free" event tidbits, beginning today. Thanks Kermit, we all appreciate the help!
...team photos are going up...Airspeed 8 is jumping their World Air Games lineup, with Dan and Jack, while the Knights have former teammate Joe Trinko in a slot...both teams looked rusty on round one...
....as the clock ticks past noon here, I now have some Freefly scores posted, and it looks like that one is going to be a good battle between Alhegelan/Curtis/Strauss and Nelson/Ortiz/Swanson. Speaking of past noon, guess what time it is. Anyone? That's right! It's time for MOM'S FAMOUS FRIED CHICKEN! WOOHOO! This is an annual treat for us and the judges, with the Knights always lurking the load. But first, Airspeed 8 is starting to shake the kinks out, they just did a 21 on round 3.
Back over in 8-way Intermediate, there is a good battle going on between Black Flag and Purple Haze, tied after four rounds. They are putting some very good numbers on the board, and Arizona Quick Fix isn't far behind. A lot of very good skydiving going on here!
OKAY OKAY OKAY! Everybody stop begging for the DZTV Webcam! Here's what I'll do: I'll set it up tonight and roll yesterday's tape. It'll start around 1800 Eloy time and run about 6 hours (yes round 10 of 4-way is near the end), IF it doesn't hang or crash while I'm gone.
Everybody please listen to the sad webmaster. He desperately needs to sell some 2001 U.S. Nationals videos. Please please pretty please, please order this video, the webmaster has Michael McGowan shooting extra footage, and he's going to make this one better and longer than ever. It's quick and easy to order online with PayPal, you just need to take five minutes to create an account there. Hey, did you hear me? Why are you still sitting there reading this? Go!
Sadly, I must go back on my earlier word to get the webcam going tonight, the dongle for the capture card isn't working and they don't sell them at Circle K. Sorry.
Enigmatic Inertial Air, I feel your pain. 8 points lost to busts on their last two jumps, and Matrix 8 slides into the third medal slot. Aside from a bad round 3, the Golden Knights have put up quite an impressive performance, just one or two points behind Airspeed on all the other jumps.
Tomorrow will begin with Skysurfing, Freefly and 8-way. The beer light is on, and the webmaster is signing off. Remember, ORDER THAT VIDEO and see you all tomorrow. Good night! Thanks for visiting!