If you are curious to know some more about indoor skydiving or looking for that one discipline you want to master, have a look at the explanations below.
Formation skydiving also called “belly flying” is the most popular discipline worldwide. It sets the foundation for bodyflight in general. You have to learn basic “belly flying” before you can move on to anything else.
There are multiple formations or shapes that competitors make by taking grips with their team. These formations are a pre-set dive pool with designated numbers/names that can be trained prior to competition.
FS is a very speed-driven, high intensity discipline. The team with the most points at the end of all the rounds, wins. There are multiple competitive categories within FS, from 2-way to 5-way.
Vertical Formation Skydiving is a discipline where competitors fly in vertical orientations, so flyers remain either head-up or head-down relative to the net.
There are two competitive categories within VFS, 2-way and 4-way. Each category will have specific formations with corresponding names that the competitors can train.
In competitions, formations will be drawn at random. These drawings determine the sequences and formations that the competitors must complete in the given order and as fast as they can.
Freestyl is the only individual discipline in indoor skydiving that currently exists. Freestyle is unique from all of the other disciplines for various reasons. It consists of a series of rounds and is not a speed intensive discipline.
Flyers train and design an artistic routine that are typically 60-120 seconds long. Each round is a new and fresh routine designed to showcase the flyer’s abilities and style. Recently, a new addition to the freestyle discipline was introduced in the form of a music round.
Dynamic is very different from all of the other disciplines. Dynamic flying involves fluid flying and can include artistic routines. It does not require creating shapes/formations with your team, however this is also a speed driven discipline. The dynamic discipline has 2 categories, 2-way and 4-way. Each level of flying will have their own series of moves with various levels of difficulty.
As the sport evolves, also the disciplines change and new rules take effect. The best part about indoor skydiving is that the people practicing the sport have an influence on the disciplines, and rules, and therefore can influence the direction of the sport.
If you are interesting in learning some more about the different disciplines or want to master any of the moves, contact our staff who will be happy to help you reach your goals or answer any questions you might have about indoor skydiving.