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Welcome to Omnibits for Tuesday, 13 August (Day 1)
Testing...tap tap tap testing....
Two Nights Earlier
verifying the Artistic Events rules change implementation at a street
side bar near the hotel. Note the judging consoles in hands ...
are practicing under clear skies while team OS!HD finishes the setup -
the video transfer and distribution station ("VTADS") and various loose
in translation - OMNISCORE is close enough! This is the VTADS station
getting set up right outside our room. You can see T1's head in the
If you were to peer through the
window, you'd see Team OS!HD on the left wall table and the FAI team on
the right wall table.
I don't know how many teams are registered yet, I've asked a few people
and it's pretty much "We'll know when the competition starts."
organizer(s) has done a tremendous job preparing for the competition.
The facilities are excellent, the lodging first-rate, covered creeping
area, a tent for the teams waiting to board the aircraft, excellent
manifester, it's all well done.
Just finished a walkaround of the DZ. Lots of teams doing practice
rounds. Spent a few minutes chatting with the U.S. Army Golden Knights
female 4-way team. They were slowed down by lost luggage but are
jumping now. I asked about the 8-way team, they said they weren't
coming because of recent slot changes and they want to concentrate on
the USPA Nationals.
Hey, it's almost lunch time...
much to report other than training jumps are going on and it's pretty
dang hot out there (by local standards). Everything is set up and
working except for DZTV which should be up shortly.
have been training on the new scoring consoles and they seem to pretty
happy with them. I'll post a photo of one of them later. They are
quite cool. T1 is truly an evil genious.
The competition briefing and draw is tonight at 19:00. I think it's
going to be a long night. Tomorrow I will be taking team photos so if
there are any OmniBits T1 will be here.
Stay tuned for final notes later today....