Skydiving relative work, or skydiving in groups with others, continues to evolve quickly thanks to worldwide interest and study. Top big-way organizers continually study and refine techniques for perfecting body flight, improving our situational awareness, and flying more efficiently together so we can complete formations quickly and safely. It doesn’t matter if you are doing a 10-way or a 100-way, or flying on your belly or head—the essentials of good formation skydiving are the same, and knowing them sets you up for success in all of your group skydives. You’ll use these skills throughout your skydiving career, so let’s learn them well and build a good foundation!
In this camp, you will learn the specific tasks you need to do to get to the formation quickly, help it fly well and transition to more points, break off safely, and fly safely with larger groups under canopy for safe ends to good skydives. Whether you have 100 jumps or 10,000, you will learn new information about big-ways and get the chance to practice all the different slots in a low-pressure, highly coached environment. And you will learn all of this with our very own Raúl Quiñones, who has participated in and organized numerous state, national, and world record large-formation skydives in North and South America.
This event starts with a theoretical discussion in the classroom with extensive visuals to learn proper techniques for larger formations, and continues with jumping so you can practice what you’ve learned in the classroom.
There are 20 slots available, and you will jump in groups of no more than 10 (groups may be combined at the end of the event). Some participants in these seminars have gone on to do successful large-formation sequential world records. This camp will fill up fast, so reserve your slot today by filling out this participant questionnaire. https://goo.gl/forms/ceNbXZqTgEILT09u1. Then pay the event fee online at http://houston.skydivespaceland.com/shop/event-registration/raul-bigways/
Email Raúl at email@example.com if you have any questions.
* Must have at least 100 jumps and some familiarity with relative work. (The mentor program counts!)
* Must have enthusiasm to understand, learn, and improve your relative work skills.
* Relative work jumpsuit with grippers
* Techniques for exiting in different slots and approaching the formation
* Formation flight techniques (slot flying)
* Breakoff and tracking techniques
* Canopy flight in a large group and large-formation landing plans
* Safety is priority one in relative work. Discipline and following the plan are key to safety and success!
* $120 per person, plus jumps ($25 each, 8 jumps planned in 2 days)
* Plus video flyer slots (divided by all participants)
* If weather does not permit jumping, we will still do the seminar and reschedule the jumps for a later date.
* Fill out the participant questionnaire: https://goo.gl/forms/ceNbXZqTgEILT09u1, then pay online at http://houston.skydivespaceland.com/shop/event-registration/raul-bigways.
* Skydive Spaceland Houston
* Saturday, August 25, seminar from 8 am-12pm (arrive at 7:30 am to sign in)
* Jumps: Saturday, August 25 starting at 1 pm; Sunday, August 26, starting at 7:30 am
Raúl has been skydiving for 25 years and has made 8000 jumps. He is a tandem and AFF instructor as well as a top-shelf skydiver and organizer. He believes in thorough ground training and preparation for all larger-way skydives to dramatically increase success and safety in the sky. Following are just a few of his big-way accomplishments:
* First place in TeXXas 20-ways 2017 with Jambalaya.
* First place in TeXXas 20-ways 2016 with Mafia Latina
* First place in TeXXas 20-ways 2015 with MoneyShot
* 50 way Paraguay Record participant
* 32 way Venezuelan Record 2006 (organizer)
* Latin Sequential Challenge (40-ways), Houston, Texas 2011 organizer
* FAI World Record 246-way, Chicago, USA 1998
* State/World Record 2-point 118-way, Florida, USA 1998
* 3-point 75-way, Eloy, Arizona, USA 1999
* 80-way Record, Barcelona, Venezuela 2000
* Member of The World Team(Kaleidoscope), Deland, Florida, 2008-2011
* Reto Latinoamericano Venezuela 2008, 98-way (main organizer and captain)
* Virginia State Record 88-way, 2008
* Participant in first asymmetric World Team The Flight of the Phoenix, Deland, Florida, USA 2011
* Texas State record 150 (2nd) and 168-ways, 2011