ISSA Speed Skydiving World Series Rules 2012
(January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012)
The Essence of Speed Skydiving
To compete for the best Meet Result and set World Records. Meet Results and World Records can only be set during a sanctioned ISSA competition. Only regular skydiving gear in sale to be used. No extra weights allowed. Two “hip-mounted” Larsen & Brusgaard Pro-Tracks measure the average speed between 2,700 meters (8,858 ft) and 1,700 meters (5,577 ft). Extract the readings with Larsen & Brusgaard Jump-Track version 2.00.D.
Speed skydiving is a skydiving discipline with a definition as simple as it gets. It was developed in the last few years and represents the fastest non-motorized sport on Earth. In the essence, speed skydiving is the discipline where the only one aspect of the skydiving counts – free fall speed. The speed achieved by human body in free fall is the function of two factors, body weight and body orientation. In stable, belly to earth position, terminal velocity of the human body is about 200 km/h (about 120 mph). Stable freefly head down position has a terminal speed around 240-290 km/h (around 150-180 mph). Further minimizing body drag and streamlining the body position allows to reach higher speeds in vicinity of 480 km/h (300 mph). Achieving and maintaining high free fall speed is the goal of speed skydiving
2. Terms and Specifications
The Measurement Zone: The measurement zone is represented by a vertical kilometer where speed measurements are taken. It starts at 2,700 meters (8,858 ft.) and ends at 1,700 meters (5,577 ft.) above the ground.
The judges are the speed measuring devices, Larsen & Brusgaard Pro-Tracks and its software, Jump-Track version 2.00.D. A computer operator runs the downloading according to the rules, and a minimum of one ISSA member validates and approves the results. In case of World Records or National Records, a minimum of four ISSA Board members approves the records.
For competitions, every competitor is issued 2 official red Pro-Tracks, which should be placed on the lateral webbing of the rig, or on a line to the lateral webbing, on each side of the rig. No personal Pro-Tracks are allowed on lateral webbing, and no other unofficial results will be taken into consideration for scoring.
3.3. Download Team
The organizer provides a competent Download Team. This team is responsible for the Measuring Device handling, the data download, the complete documentation of the “Measuring Device / Competitior Assignment” and the data backup.
3.4. World Series 2012
The ISSA World Series 2012 consists of 3 separate meets the schedule is announced on www.speedskydiving.com . No additional meets will be added to the ISSA World Series Series 2012. In case a scheduled ISSA World Series meet cannot be hosted at the pre-designated dropzone, it should be relocated to a nearby dropzone within the same country.
3.5. Competition Rounds
Every competition consists of 6 individual rounds (minimum number of rounds = 2). The result of each round is the average speed over the measurement zone, averaged between 2 official Pro-Tracks. Should a jump be out of bounds (OB), the result will be zero for that round.
Note: The number of jumps considered for the result of each qualified competitor must be the same. For example, if one competitor has completed only 4 jumps while others have completed more, only the FIRST four jumps for every competitor will be counted for the meet result. Out of bounds runs will result in zero. There is no limitation on how many OBs a competitor can have, but total number of OBs may affect the average result.
3.6. World Series Results
World Series result is the summation of the 2 best meet results for each competitor regardless of number of meets completed (points = meet result of a single meet). If the competitor does not participate in some of the meets, the result for that meet(s) will be zero.
3.7. Race Commission
Race commission will be elected before every meet and it should be composed of a representative of every country presented on competition. The responsibility of the race commission is to ensure that both competitors and the competition follow the rules and resolve conflicts that are not outlined in the ISSA Speed Skydiving Rules. If not contradictory to the ISSA rules, the FAI/IPC Sporting Code will be applied to all Speed Skydiving Competitions. Race commission may not amend or change the rules, like changing the out of bounderies value.
3.8. ISSA Board 2012
The ISSA board is responsible for speedskydiving rules and the annual Speed Skydiving World Series. ISSA Board members are representatives of their countries, they promote and organize speed skydiving in their countries. The ISSA Board members approves National & World Records.
4. National & World Records
National & World Records can only be set during competition jumps, not qualification jumps, and can only be approved by the ISSA after being validated by a minimum of four ISSA board members.
6. Summary of Changes 2012 Paragraph Part Change
3.5. Competition Layout Delete of section 3.5. (competition layout is part of the invitation)