Friday 13 September
Good morning cyber surfers and welcome back to the EIW network! 10-way is on a call and the webmaster is busy taking pictures. Great fun and folly to come!
Roger's SDC STL 10-way team just smoked round one with a 8.7. To put that into perspective, last year (under different rules) not one team posted a round under 11 seconds. What? No controversy yet? Allrighty then...
...I have received several more emails giving more praise and support for the Army Parachute Team, but I have put that forum to rest so please excuse me for not posting them (although I will if you beg me to)...
...wow...after 3 rounds of 10-way speed, Roger's SDC STL squad is the only team with a round under ten seconds, and they've done it on every jump so far...
...a tidbit from a reader:
"Check this one out. Kathee Johnson of Elsinore Boardwalk (silver medalist in Womens Skysurf 2000, 2001) just arrived at SDC only to find out that her camera flyer was a no show with no logical explanation for his actions. In an "on" year with the world team birth at stake, this is a tough one to handle. It looks like Kathee will team up with Ron Olson, SDC local and video flyer for Elsinore GT (who, btw, should have been in the running for best video, he rocks!!!!!). They should be an interesting team to watch with no jumps together until later today.
Interesting indeed. Good luck Kathee and Ron!
Okay, sorry for the brain lapse, but I finally have the 10-way draw posted on the results page. SDC STL is putting on a clinic on how it's done...
Canopy Formation Update: They are jumping round 5 of Rotations now, I think they are doing sequential tomorrow and speed on Sunday. Quantum Leap is putting on a great showing in Rotations with a pair of 18s on the board...
SDC STL just nailed down their gold medal with a 13.something on their last jump, and check it out, TFx is going to win the bronze. TFx was the team last year that lost two teammates in a tragic accident just weeks before last year's Nationals at Eloy, where they also won the GodFrog award (the annual spirit award for 10-way). Good for you TFx! Who you gonna give that GodFrog to? I guess we'll see at tonight's banquet.