On March 1-3, Guy Wright and Arizona Airspeed’s Niklas Hemlin joined forces for the third installment of Eloy Team Elite. Once again, jumpers traveled from all over the United States and beyond for a fast-paced weekend of challenging multi-point 36-way skydives from 16,500 feet. The famous Arizona weather behaved (mostly), and the group got in 14 jumps over three days, with 22 participants hanging in there for a 15th on the last afternoon. Skydive Arizona’s own John Lyman filmed all the jumps.
Skydives included a 36-way bipole jewel, nine 4-way stars flying in proximity (and then transitioning to bipoles), spinning 9-way pieces that formed fragile formations with large gaps in the center and formations with strange angles and cat grips galore. Each two-Twin Otter load challenged participants to fly at 110 percent. The crowning achievement of this spring’s Eloy Team Elite event was a 36-way entirely outfacing diamond!
Airspeed and Team Elite host invitational big-way events throughout the year. Jumpers can contact Hemlin at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on Airspeed events at Skydive Arizona and Wright at email@example.com for Team Elite events around the country.
Erin Orwig | D-35756
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