Austin to witness skydiving world cup this weekend
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Local News Austin, Nov 15, 2014

Professional skydivers of all ages are all set to perform aerial acrobatics and compete for the win during this weekend’s Skydiving World Cup.

While many people take 35 seconds to fix a cup of coffee or send an email, professional skydivers from around the world are doing aerial  acrobatics, without stepping outside.

Teams of twos and fours, as well as solo flyers are competing in the FAI official World Cup of Indoor Skydiving at iFLY in Austin this weekend. Participants range in age from 8-year-old to the 60+ category.

Professional skydivers from France, Sweden, Poland, The Czech Republic, Canada, Mexico and the U.S. are taking part in the inaugural event.

In the three-day competition, dare-devil moves are on display. A 14-foot tunnel with air rushing at speeds of 160 mile per hour is the playground for these professional skydivers, whose goal is to impress the judges while executing perfect, precise moves.

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