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X Games 2000 - SSI Pro Skysurfing
August 10-13, 2000

The ten best pro Skysurfing teams in the world will perform August 10th-13th at the sixth annual SSI Skysurfing competition within the 2000 ESPN X Games at the Roche Winery in Sonoma, California.


X Games 2000

The $66,600 or more TBA Cash Purse ties the all time record in the history of the skydiving set by this event last year and shared by all ten teams! And it brings the total pay out of all SSI pro events to $383,200!
The Super Otter from Skydive Monterey Bay will be providing the airlift for the second year for this ultimate competition in the sport of skydiving.
The final two rounds of SSI Skysurfing at the 2000 X Games are set to be broadcast on Saturday August 19, in a special 90 minute show within ABC Wide World of Sports.

Photo © 2000 Bill Beaver
Photo by Bill Beaver © 2000

Tentative Schedule:
Wednesday, August 9 - Check in & Registration
Thursday, August 10 - Practice Day One
Friday, August 11 - Practice Day Two
Saturday, August 12 - Prelim Rounds 1 - 3
Sunday, August 13 - Prelim Rnd 4, Finals Rnd 5 & 6
Monday, August 14 - Back up Weather Day

  Participating Teams
  Team World Rank Skysurfer Cameraflyer How Qualified
1. Skydive America 3. Eric Fradet, FRA Alex Iodice, FRA 99 XG Gold
2. Yahoo! Skysurf 6. Stefan Klaus, SUI Brian Rogers, USA 99 XG Silver
3. Perris Pulse 8. Oliver Furrer, SUI Marcus Heggli, SUI 99 XG Bronze
4. Moscow 1. Valery Rozov, RUS Clif Burch, USA 1st - SSI Open
5. Phoenix 4. Tim Glas, GER Heiko Böger, GER 2nd - SSI Open
6. Cross Keys Inferno 2. Dave Briegs, USA Jack Baum, USA 3rd - SSI Open
7. Perris Firestarter 5. Tanya Garcia-O'Brien, USA Craig O'Brien, USA 4th - SSI Open
8. Azul Do Vento/Matter 7. Cédric Dumont, BEL Sábia, BSL 5th - SSI Open
9. 10. Hilton Roos, RSA Wayne Pienke, RSA 6th - SSI Open
10. FreeX Surf Style 12. Thiago Minniti, BSL Joao Tambor, BSL 7th - SSI Open
Alt. Chicago S.T.L. 13. Keith Snyder, USA Rook Nelson, USA Wild Card

  For more news on the X-Games check out SSI Pro Tour's site at

Psycho Cirkus Freefly Extravaganza
July 27-30, 2000

Join Psycho Cirkus for their second Freefly Xtravaganza at Skydive Elsinore, California. An outrageously fun, "no-stress" intermediate freefly competition with cash prizes, and a fun-filled 4-day Boogie with load organizing will be waiting for you. There will be headdown and sit bigways, tracking, flocking, swooping and speed competitions. Overall, a guaranteed overdose of pure freeflying fun followed by a two-night party with great music, food and free beer.

Freefly Extravaganza

The competition entry fee is $60 per team. Boogie fee is $20 per person. Pond swooping competition entry fee is $20. Cash and prizes will be awarded. Included with your Boogie fee will be a free Psycho Cirkus Freefly Extravaganza event T-shirt, beer, chances at product raffles, stickers, postcards and lots of other useful goodies and cool stuff!
Want to compete but don't have a camera flyer? Don't stress, camera flyers will be available for those teams that may not have one. Visit their web site for more information at


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