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October 27, 2019

X OVER:
Thanksgiving Boogie Coaching Special!

Coaching with Arizona X-Force
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Fly with Arizona X-Force during this year's Thanksgiving Boogie (November 28 – December 01)!

Are you ready to cross-over into the world of vertical skydiving? VFS team Arizona X-Force will be hosting a camp tailored to beginner Free-Flyers. All members of the 2019 World Cup medalists team will be present, and are eager to fly with you.

Coaching Package consists of

  • 3 Jumps and
  • 15 min of tunnel time.

The all-inclusive-price is $265.00.

Interested?

To sign up, please contact brianne [at] axisflightschool.com and find out if there are slots available. If so, you will be sent a link where to pay the registration fee using Square./p>

October 25, 2019

German Wind-tunnel Skills Camp

Coaching with Arizona X-Force
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Arizona X-FORCE members Brianne Thompson and Niklas Daniel held a tunnel skills camp that spanned over two days at Windobona in Berlin, Germany. The camp's participants worked mostly on individual flying skills ranging from belly to head down and the transitions in between :)

We would like to thank all the campers who attended, and the WIndobona staff for being so welcoming and accommodating.

Coaching with Arizona X-Force
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Coaching with Arizona X-Force
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October 12, 2019

2019 FAI World Cup in Eloy

Bronze Medal for X-Force in 4-Way VFS Open!

Arizona X-Force at 2019 FAI World Meet
The Arizona X-Force line-up consists of (from left to right) Nate Roth (video), Mike Bougher, Niklas Daniel, Brianne Thompson, and Keith Fournier.
Photo by Meghan Stewart.

The 22nd FAI World Cup of Formation Skydiving was held at Skydive Arizona in Eloy from October 7th to the 12th. Arizona X-Force attended after having just completed the USPA Nationals in mid September.

The competition started out strong, with the top three teams being neck and neck. As time went on, the field started to widen. The Russian team, Vertical FlyStation, and SDC Core (USA) took the top two spots.

Double Bronze for Brianne Thompson!

Photo by Niklas Daniel.

In addition to competing in 4-way VFS with Arizona X-Force during the 22nd FAI World Cup of Formation Skydiving, Brianne Thompson also participated in 4-way FS female with team Phoenix XP.

Having medaled in both events, Brianne is the first American and third person in skydiving history to medal in FS and VFS at the same World level competition. This feat was first accomplished by the Lemay brothers of the Canadian National Team Evolution in 2014.

September 20, 2019

2019 USPA National Skydiving Championships

Silver Medal for X-Force in 4-Way VFS Open!

Arizona X-Force at 2019 USPA Nationals
The Arizona X-Force line-up consists of (from left to right) Nate Roth (video), Brianne Thompson, Niklas Daniel, Keith Fournier, and Mike Bougher.
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During the 2019 USPA National Skydiving Championships Arizona X-Force came in second in the 4-Way VFS Open event. The vertical formation skydiving event completed all 10 scheduled rounds, with four teams in each of the open and advanced divisions. One team, "Why Not", competed in the intermediate devision.

X-Force — now in its second year with the current line-up — scored a 16.3 points average, a lower score than last year, however flying at a faster pace - 18.9. The team used this years USPA Nationals as a training camp leading up to the World Cup which will take place in the first week of next month in Eloy, AZ. The team plans to peak next month, having a better understanding of what the judges will be looking for and enforcing.

X-Force did walk away from this years Nationals with a new personal best, a highest scoring round of 24 points in round 9. This round got busted down from a 33. SDC Core once again took the gold medal and Arizona Anthem took bronze. To view all scores and competition videos, check out Omniskore.

Arizona X-Force would like to thank all of its sponsors and supporters for making a successful 2019 season possible, and congratulate its fellow competitors for a great competition!

September 20, 2019

2019 USPA National Skydiving Championships

Niklas Daniel of X-Force makes USA Speed Skydiving Team!

Arizona X-Force at 2019 USPA Nationals
Niklas Daniel.
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After 4-way VFS concluded, Nik tossed his hat in the Speed Skydiving ring. Having previously competed in the discipline two years earlier at Skydive Perris, his main goal was to reach a new personal best – breaking his top speed of 443.32kmh / 275.5mph. Nik accomplished that on six out of the eight rounds, reaching a new top speed of 465.6kmh / 289.3mph in round 3. To view all scores, check out Omniskore.

Coming in 5th, Nik's performance earned him a spot on the USA Team. The 2020 World Championships will be held in Tanay Siberia, Russia.

September 11, 2019

2019 USPA National Skydiving Championships

X-Force arrives in Reaford to participate in 4-Way VFS Open!

Arizona X-Force at 2019 USPA Nationals
The Arizona X-Force line-up consists of (from left to right) Keith Fournier, Nate Roth (video), Brianne Thompson, Niklas Daniel, and Mike Bougher.
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The 2019 USPA Skydiving Championships are being held at Skydive Paraclete XP, Raeford, North Carolina on September 11th – 27th. Arizona X-Force will again attended with its current line up, established in early 2018. They will be competing with SDC Core, SDMW Chemtrails, and Arizona Anthem for the medals in 4-Way VFS open.

September 11th was dedicated to registration and training jumps (see below).

May 25, 2019

Texas head-up state record

Arizona X-FORCE camera flyer Nathan Roth returns from Houston, successfully filming the new Texas head-up state record.

Image courtesy of Nathan Roth and Skydive Spaceland.
April 19, 2019

X-FORCE member Brianne Thompson is the fastest female in the world!

At the beginning of April, the FAI issued certificates to Brianne Thompson for the following World Records and two National Records

  • FAI #18267 – World Female Performance Record, Maximum Vertical Speed – 384.66 km/h
  • FAI #18262 – North American Female Performance Record, Maximum Vertical Speed –384.66 km/h
  • FAI #18261 – North American Female Competition Record, Speed Skydiving – 347.05 km/h
March 1, 2019

Training Continues

In anticipation of the 2019 USPA National Championships (in North Carolina) and the 2019 FAI World Cup of Formation and Artistic Skydiving (in Eloy), X-Force continue to regularly hit the tunnel.

January 13, 2019

2019 USIS National Skydiving Championships

New Highest Scoring Round of 46 Points

X-Force set a new team record at the 2019 US Indoor Skydiving Open National Championships when they scored their highest scoring round of 46 points.

January 13, 2018

2019 USIS National Skydiving Championships

Bronze Medal for X-Force in 4-Way VFS Open!

Arizona X-Force with bronze medal at 2019 USIS Nationals
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The 2019 US Indoor Skydiving Open National Championships were held at iFly Virginia Beach on January 11th – 13th. Arizona X-Force attended its first indoor competition with its current line up established early last year. Some of the same teams competed at last year's USPA Skydiving Nationals: SDC Core, Army Golden Knights, SDMW Chemtrails, and Collective Pitch.

Arizona X-Force had a strong showing with two new team bests: its highest indoor average of 26.1 points over 10 rounds, and single highest scoring round of 46 points in 35 seconds.

The team's next major competitions will be the USPA Skydiving Nationals in Reaford, NC at the end of September, immediately followed by the FAI Skydiving World Cup in Eloy, AZ in early October, which the team qualified for at last year's nationals.

The image shows Arizona X-Force, post medal ceremony, with former team mate Isaac Hansen, who is currently on the Golden Knights Vertical Program (GKVP). From left to right: Keith Fournier, Brianne Thompson, Isaac Hansen (GKVP), Niklas Daniel, Mike Bougher.

October 8, 2018

AZ X-Force 2018 Season Recap

Our season recap is filled with indoor and outdoor training footage, competition, bloopers, and other various outtakes. Special thanks to all our sponsors and supporters for making our 2018 season possible.

September 7, 2018

2018 USPA National Skydiving Championships

Silver Medal for X-Force in 4-Way VFS Open!

Arizona X-Force with silver medal on podium at 2018 USPA Nationals
Photo by Rhonda Kaletz.
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During the 2018 USPA National Skydiving Championships Arizona X-Force came in second in the 4-Way VFS Open event. The vertical formation skydiving event completed five of 10 scheduled rounds, with five teams in each division.

X-Force—only in their first year with the current line-up—scored an 17.8 points average, setting a new best for the team, and 22 points in their highest scoring round. SDC Core once again took the gold medal and the Golden Knights took bronze.

Arizona X-Force would like to thank all of its sponsors and supporters for making a successful 2018 season possible!

Arizona X-Force would also like to thank and congratulate its fellow competitors for a great competition. A special shout out to all who participated in the intermediate test event. We welcome the new devision and look forward to having increased participation.

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