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... a special surprise for the competitors of the ISSA World Series Meet at Dropzone Günzburg Germany in 2014
Thomas "Moritz" Friess from Germany
.... starting his speed skydive above the beautiful adriatic coastline at Fano Italy in 2015
Alexander "Lexe" Diem from Austria
... exiting the Skydive Dubai Super Otter at the 4th Dubai International Parachuting Championships in 2013
Unforgotten ... Timothy "Tim" Mace from South Africa
... right after his exit for round 4 at the Mondial 2012 in Dubai. Fly forever brother!
Marco Wiederkehr from Switzerland
... the World Record Holder on training over his home base Skydive Hohenems in Austria
Michael Lovmore from Great Britain
... taking up some speed over the Palm in Dubai 2013
4th DIPC ISSA Speed Skydiving Delegation
... from left to right: A. Hohenegger HoD, M. Wiederkehr SUI, A. Diem AUT, R. Wiesenhofer AUT, S. Hipp GER, A. Bonatto Minella ITA, M. Lovemore GBR, J. Bird GBR, E. Vliegenthart RSA. Not on the photo M. Friess GER and D. Hagström SWE
Almost all sports are affected by this crisis, of course also parachute sports and the ISSA World Series. Unfortunately in a way that we and our competitors cannot seriously plan for the foreseeable future. Due to travel restrictions and measures in the various countries certain decisions were mandatory:
We are happy to announce that some of the organizers are be able to run individual competitions later in the season!
The ISSA-Board has approved two competitions as official ISSA Events so far ... one more is close to an approval. These competitions are called "ISSA Speed Skydiving Competition" and will take place according to the ISSA rules. The organizers will publish new bulletins and drop zones requirements on their own website and on facebook
Suisse Skydive Information on Facebook: The Swiss Nationals are taking place in September. It is open to skydivers from other countries in the open categories. If your nationals had to be cancelled, this might be a good opportunity to attend a competition this year ... click here
We will try to organise the postponements by the end of May at the latest. Travel restrictions, regional measures and national competitions must be taken into account.
So please be patient.
08.05.2020 - 10.05.2020 Cancelled
Skydive Fano / Italy
21.5.2020 - 24.05.2020 Cancelled
Bay Area, California / USA
Engeuio Cinraua with California State Championship
13.6. - 14.6. 2020 Cancelled
Teuge / NED
03.07. - 05.07 Cancelled
Skydive Paranodon Illertissen / Germany
Words by Michael "Mikey" Lovemore - ISSA Board Core Board Member and Member of ISC Speed Skydiving Committee
Overall not much has changed.. just some tweaks. After introducing the new SMDs and the overhauled judging parameters at the World Cup, the following changes are in response to preparations for the the World Championships, feedback from Competitors, Judges, Officials and experience from other disciplines.. Whilst we wouldn't normally make any significant changes in a World Championship year we've made only what we consider necessary changes. To address issues with Speed fitting in with other disciplines at mixed competitions and to address situations with differing exit altitudes (for example from a descending run-in, or exiting on a different load/pass) we’ve made changes to Exit altitude rules and tied it in with the introduction of the ‘Performance window’.
We still have the fastest three seconds but that is now taken from a ‘Performance window’ which starts at exit. The end of the performance window is either 7,400ft below exit or at Breakoff altitude, whichever is reached first. (In most scenarios the performance window will end above break off altitude). So now no speeder will have an advantage or disadvantage due to a different exit altitude. This will all be done by the software and all Speeders should all just make sure to start their slow down by the normal break off altitude. The length of the performance window is determined by the distance between the minimum exit altitude and break off altitude. I.e. From 13,000ft to 5,600ft which is 7,400ft in length.
So in the case of a standard exit altitude of between 13,000ft and 14,000ft the performance window is the maximum of 7,400ft. The competition window ends 7,400ft below exit altitude. See the rules here for all the detailed changes. Post any questions you may have below or PM me and I'll try to answer all of them.