PD Big Boy Pants- day before practice day

The official practice day for the PD BBP starts tomorrow.  The distance courses are up in both directions, and the speed course is up as well.  there were 9-10 competitors practicing today.  I’ve been running meets and competing for about 6-7 years now and can honestly say this is the fastest I’ve ever seen canopies fly in my entire life.  The question isn’t if the world records will be broken, its by how much they’ll be demolished. 

The record of 181 meters was marked at the end of the day this evening with the FLCPA and Blue Skies Magazine windblades.  The sand marks from landings were all around the 181 meter mark, and most competitors are still simply familiarizing with the dz and the altitude

With the density altitude breaking 8,000 ft today the speed course practice runs were blisteringly fast.  Generating speed wasn’t the challenge for most out to practice today, but negotiating the 75 degree carve at these tremendous speeds was a greater challenge.

Looking forward to tomorrow….