The Event (Words by Peter Törnestam)
The 3rd event in the World Series of Speed Skydiving took place in Sweden. Stockholms Skydivingclub hosted the event at their Gryttjom DZ. - Naming the ISSA competition Faster Harder Gryttjom after the old Scooter song finally got us an opportunity to print those words on a T-shirt says Peter Törnestam, meet director and president of the club.
9 competitors from 4 countries participated.
The weather forecast was not overwhelming with lots of wind and clouds. All jumpers got 4 jumps in on friday. Strong winds and cloudy made the competition fairly hard. Compared to the scores from last competition in Germany the speeds were a little lower except Thomas Ewert, Germany, he beat his personal best scoring a 377,34.
2 more jumps on saturday after almost the whole day on stand by and one hour breaks. Saturday night included a nice quiet dinner and early sleep for everybody… NO! The club was throwing a spontaneous -80´s theme Party with a big crowd from Norway.
Sunday totally rained and blew away. An award ceremony was held and Sponsors Flysight and Paralog gave away their products to a happy Thomas Christof, winning at total 459,36 km/h, earning his Faster Harder Gryttjom T-shirt with the golden print.
Judges: Elisabet Mikaelsson, Arnold Hohenegger and Angelika Mittasch
DZ info: Stockholm Skydivingclub www.skydive.se jumps in Gryttjom, Tierp. 80 km north of Arlanda international Airport. The DZ is a grass field w huge landing areas, a full size swooping pond and a large number of bunk beds, multi stove kitchen, showers, sauna and a café etc to hold a busy DZ with hundreds of jumpers and 2 planes. Their own Super Otter 300 and a Grand Caravan, leased from Germany. Ca 33.000 jumps a year of which 3200 is tandem jumps. The club is a non-profit organization. Jump-prize is 190 SEK (20€).
June 5th to 7th 2015 Dropzone Gryttjom
The ISSA World Series is back to Sweden - FASTER HARDER GRYTTJOM ! The registration to the swedish Speed Skydiving World Series meet is open.
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