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Flying the 2way VFS Dive Pool

Now that you are becoming proficient as a free flyer and comfortable flying with a partner, learning each of the skills under the Static progression system, and possibly putting together routines while flying together, you can begin learning the 2way Vertical Formation Skydiving (VFS) dive pool.

2-way VFS Dive Pool

The dive pool offers an extensive variety of sequences which will challenge your flight ability. It is broken down into 3 different categories based on difficult: Belly/Back Flying, Head Up Flying, and Head Down Flying. The more difficult classes are defined by requiring more difficult maneuvers.

There are 4 classes of 2way VFS in which to compete:

Rookie

6 rounds of only Belly/Back maneuvers. Each round will consist of 3-4 possible points. Teams are given 60 seconds on the clock, and a working time of 35 seconds starting once both feet of one team member leaves the net.

Intermediate

2 rounds of only Belly/Back maneuvers, and 4 rounds of Head Up maneuvers. Each round will consist of 3-4 possible points. Teams are given 60 seconds on the clock, and a working time of 35 seconds starting once both feet of one team member leaves the net.

Advanced

2 rounds of only Belly/Back maneuvers, and 4 rounds of Head Up and some Head Down (those in which only one flyer is Head Down) maneuvers. Each round will consist of 4-5 possible points. Teams are given 60 seconds on the clock, and a working time of 35 seconds starting once both feet of one team member leaves the floor of the antechamber and enters the wind.

Open

2 rounds of only Belly/Back maneuvers, and 4 rounds of Head Up and Head Down maneuvers. Each round will consist of 5-6 possible points. Teams are given 60 seconds on the clock, and a working time of 35 seconds starting once both feet of one team member leaves the floor of the antechamber and enters the wind.

Before entering a 2way VFS competition, become comfortable with the IBA rules of the event and of your particular class.

Use the IBA Draw Generator to create random sequences, practicing as if in a real competition environment.

Last, don't forget to have fun!

More Tutorial Videos

Previous Tutorial, Reverse Half and Full Eagles

IBA Sit Fly Tutorials HERE

IBA Back Fly Tutorials HERE

IBA Dynamic Progression Tutorials HERE

This article was originally published on @the_iba

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