FLYING WITH NOTHING BUT YOUR OWN BODY
IN THE AIR
Flying with nothing but your own body. A childhood dream that we have already come a good deal closer at Jochen Schweizer Arena. In a vertical wind tunnel, people of (almost) all ages and genders can try their hand flying using only their own body, a suit, goggles, helmet and a lot of body control in an unique experience. What beginners already manage a little bit, becomes for many, a real profession and not seldom the hobby bodyflying turns into the wish to belong to the big ones in indoor skydiving.
What this looks like when real professionals perform their flying skills in the wind tunnel and almost magically dance through the air, can best be experienced at the German Championships in Indoor Skydiving on March 03 and 04, 2023 at Jochen Schweizer Arena.
It will be an extraordinary opportunity to watch the masters in bodyflying in all disciplines and to gather inspiration for the art of flying in the wind tunnel with our highly experienced instructors, yourself. A spectacle that should not be missed.
ALL DISCIPLINES IN ONE PLACE
Jochen Schweizer Arena is without a doubt one of the most modern facilities of its kind in the world. In a large and vertical glass tube a differentiated adjustable airflow ensures that all disciplines in indoor skydiving can not only be learned and practiced, but also performed under competition conditions. Let’s take a closer look at the disciplines.
DYNAMIC – D2W & D4W
In the Dynamic discipline, it is always about the perfect combination of speed and precision. Predefined and previously drawn elements must be flown as flawlessly as possible and in a short time at best. D2W and D4W stand for the number of performers per team. In D2W, two athletes compete in the wind tunnel, while in D4W four people have to fly the given figures as a team. The competitions are held in a qualification round and a tournament. In the tournament, two teams compete against each other in a knockout system.
DYNAMIC – SOLO (UNOFFICIAL)
On an international scale, Solo Speed is not yet an official competition discipline. For us, this is no reason to withhold this exciting and fast discipline in Indoor Skydiving. In Solo Speed, one athlete competes at a time. Here, too, the goal is to fly given elements in the shortest possible time. Each mistake is punished with a penalty time of three seconds. The athlete who could achieve the lowest time at the end of the round wins.
If we talk about freestyle, then in the competition not everything is completely free in the decision of the jury. Each solo athlete is required to perform two compulsory rounds of different elements, which must be flown in a way that is as artistically creative as possible, but also as precise as possible. A round in the compulsory program lasts up to 45 seconds. The three subsequent freestyle rounds are even more creative and artistic. Here, the athletes themselves decide what they want to show the jury and the audience, 75 to 90 seconds are available, without mentioning that the athlete combines a song with the freestyle routine.It is magical to watch.
The evaluation in the compulsory part is based on the difficulty of the elements and their precise execution and creative combination. In the free style discipline, creativity, artistry, difficulty, precision and technique are the main criteria. The decision of the jury is strongly influenced by individual evaluations.
IFS simply stands for indoor formation skydiving. Anyone who has been able to observe such a formation jumps in the sky with skydivers can appreciate that it is all about teamwork, coordination and precision. In the IFS 4, there are four athletes per team competing and they have 35 seconds to repeat five to six formations per sequence as often as possible. Of course, as precisely and flawlessly they can.
IVFS 2S AND 4S
Similar to “normal” formation skydiving, this involves the performance of different figures, but with the emphasis on vertical flight figures. The working time per team is 35 seconds. Six or ten rounds are flown. There are four athletes per team flying high speed, a discipline that requires precision, commitment and body control.
COME, MARVEL, ENJOY
We would like to invite all fans and those who want to become fans to the German Indoor Skydiving Championships in Taufkirchen near Munich. Because there are plenty of opportunities to marvel and enjoy. And when it comes to enjoyment, the spectators at Schweizer’s Kitchen are sure to discover many moments of pleasure from the excellent cuisine, which perfectly matches the dream of flying with nothing but your own body. And who knows: Whoever comes to the German Championships today as a curious spectator, might be a real fan of bodyflying tomorrow with all the possibilities to become a bodyflying champion himself. Appropriate training provided. Come to be part of this spectacular event with us.
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Last updated on 5 Feb 2023
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