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Paradox 4 way FS team

Paradox building a unipod "A" over Perris
 Paradox building a unipod "A" over Perris 
Feb 23, 2008

Paradox 4 way formation skydiving team

Paradox was formed in 2007 as a senior 4 way team.

Veterans Dave and Chris together with Mark and Michelle wanted to create a team, not necessarily to win medals, but to attain a high level of performance in formation skydiving and to do this as a 4 way team, without going pro. I think.

Perris FS training camp, Jan 2008

Perris wind tunnel We were all looking forward to the Perris camp as this was going to be where the team kicks off for the season. Now it’s not supposed to rain in southern California, but when we got there we had to wait for a storm to clear and lost about four days jumping. Luckily our coach was switched on to this, as you’d expect from Dan BC, the team ended up working in the tunnel while it rained outside, so it was nice and dry inside guys?

It’s refreshing to see the commitment in this team, I know we may not be world champions but I have never seen such determination, at the end of the day you expect people to get tired and switch off or get lazy - we weren’t going to waste any time. And I’m sure it’s got to be a Dan thing as well, the Perris camp was technically the best I have ever filmed or worked with. I’m not going to go into it any more cause it’ll get boring.


Michelle plays with the mud Michelle made the common mistake - what happens if you take a brand new rig onto a training camp, in fact anywhere. It has to go through every skydivers brand-new-kit initialisation, Michelle’s was no exception and she had to land in a dirty great puddle right next to the landing area. Very deep puddle, field of mud actually, just looked like a small puddle when she decided it was ok to land there!

And while we were there, Luigi Cani dropped in with his new canopy, the world’s smallest Luigi Cani landing a jvx 37 ever parachute, 37 square feet - this is about a third of the size of Dave Tunk’s. It was really scary to watch him do this, the canopy is really fast and beneath 1500 feet, he knows a small twitch can send him all over the place and he doesn’t have time to recover, it’s either land perfectly or die trying. Check out this news item about the event. Good on you Luigi.

Right, off to Headcorn to watch some dirt-diving...

Now does anyone know of a decent camera flyer, rumour has it there's a 4 way team looking for a new one.

Paradox joins Perris Fury and Perris Storm in an impromptu 12 way
 Paradox joins Perris Fury and Perris Storm in an impromptu 12 way 
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