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Para-Performance Pro Tour 2001
Submitted by the Para-Performance Tour Staff

The organizers of the Para-Performance Games and other professional swoop competitions recently announced the start of the "Para-Performance Pro Tour". The Para-Performance Pro Tour is one of only two active professional high performance canopy competition circuits in the world today.

Photo © 2000 HaMi
Photo © 2000 HaMi   

Tour director Jim Slaton explains, "The tour is made up of extreme canopy competitions in speed, accuracy & distance. We consider these three parts of the swoop the most important, so we focus in on each of them individually. The competitions in this tour are designed to test the skill & overall performance of the pilot".
The Para-Performance Pro Tour has a total of four competition tour stops and is sanctioned by the E.C.P.A (Extreme Canopy Pilot's Association). Pro Tour chief judge Karine Leblond explains, "The tour is not invitational but requires all pilots to register and receive a classification. In addition, the tour will hold intermediate competitions during some events to allow new pilots an opportunity to get on the tour". The tour is also establishing an information exchange center for canopy pilots called, "The Swoop Zone". The information center will soon be available as part of Skydive Elsinore`s web page. Canopy pilots will be able to get information about all circuit news, rules, rankings, competition dates, locations, and competitor records, ect.
The 2001 Pro Tour stops include:
Para-Performance Pro Cup - May 25-27 Skydive Elsinore, California/USA
Para-Performance World Games - Nov 1-4 Skydive Elsinore, California/USA
Para-Performance World Cup - International
Para-Performance Games - International
The Para-Performance Pro Tour will include:
- Tour ranking system for pilots
- Canopy control Skills Camps
- Competition Trials (entry level pilots)
- E.C.P.A membership opportunities
- News from the circuit
- "Evolution" flight training for all skill levels
- Tour video services by Speedcurve Productions
- Sponsorship opportunities
- Demostrations/Exhibitions
- Worldwide media coverage throughout the skydiving industry
- Tour performance records and more!
For more info on the Para-Performance Pro Tour or to register for the tour, please contact the staff at Para-ProTour@excite.comor call the "Evolution" canopy control school at 1.800.THE.JUMP.


2001 U.S. National Para-Ski Championships
March 24-26, 2001
by The Ranch Staff -

The Ranch Parachute Club in Gardiner NY has been awarded the bid for the 2001 U.S. National Para-Ski Championships. The meet is scheduled for March 24-25 (26th rain day) at Hunter Mountain in New York. Jumping starts at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 24. Our own king of the choppers, Bill Richards, will be on hand to excite and thrill all you dirty low --pullers with his twin star Cadillac to the clouds helo, and no, he won't be serving wine or cheese on the way up.


Photo © 2000 Spanky
Photo © 2000 Spanky   

Jumping under the influence of high egos, low intelligence or bad vision is strictly forbidden. (Ok, the low intelligence part we will wave.) Four jumps for open and two jumps for intermediate. Bribing the judges is encouraged.
The ski races will be run on the mountain somewhere and will be set up using Vinnie's and Scooter's beer bottles from last year. Skis and boards authorized. (Sorry Jeff, no shovels this year.) The race will be on Sunday only due to mountain schedule.
Deluxe accommodations will be provided by Villa Vosilla Hotel. The hotel has a spa, hot tub, indoor pool, weight room, bar, dinning room and is located just 2 minutes from the mountain. Special Para-Ski discount room rates are $70.00 for a double and $50.00 for a single. Call (518) 589-5060 for reservations. Tell 'em you're with the Para-Ski meet. Dinner will be Saturday night at the Villa Vosilla hotel starting at 7:00 pm. Guests pay from the menu. (Hallway parties are not recommended this year.)
Register at the hotel cocktail party Friday night from 7:00pm - 9:00pm and Saturday from 8:00 am - 10:00 am at Hunter's Colonel Hall. Bring CURRENT USPA card, IN DATE gear (make sure your seal is properly attached).
Registration fees:
$200.00 for Open (D-License Required), includes 4 helo jumps, long sleeve shirt, 2 day lift ticket, ski race & dinner.
$150.00 for Intermediate (C-License Required), includes 2 helo jumps, long sleeve shirt, 2 day lift ticket, ski race & dinner.
Gear manufacture sponsors wishing to donate a prize or gift certificate can get in touch with Guy Wright at or call 845 256 0069
See our Para-Ski meet review from March 2000.
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