Japan’s very first International Indoor Skydiving Competition, where the world’s most Talented Teams get together!
FlyStation Japan opened the doors to indoor skydiving to the Japanese public in April of last year with the goal of introducing the activity as not just a leisure experience but as a developed and world recognized sport. Over the past decade, indoor skydiving competitions have been booming, with private competition like BodyFlight Bedford World Challenge appearing in the late 2000’s, and Dynamic Flying leading the charge in creating not only a new, indoor specific discipline called dynamic, but also new formats and model of competition since 2012, which have been used later on by the FAI.
FlyStation, in collaboration with Dynamic Flying, will be hosting the Sakura Cup Invitational to join the fiery spirit of the sport! It is a unique, invitational only event, where the best of the best have been selected to battle it off in what is shaping up to be one of the most incredible competition to date. A showcase of skills, a reunion of all the driving forces of the discipline, watch Japan take the first steps into sports history!
The discipline that will be featured at the Sakura Cup is called Dynamic. It has been created in 2012 and has been growing fast around the world. Flown in 3D, using all the space of the tunnel, it’s a discipline that combines technical and artistic merits. Teams of 4 flyers (D4W) or 2 flyers (D2W) will be battling in a tournament set up on two different types of round : Speed Round and Free Round.
During the speed round, teams have to complete a series of compulsory patterns randomly drawn before the competition begins. It’s a race in 3 dimensions : the time starts when the first flyers crosses the door frame, and stops when the last flyers flies out. No artistic consideration here, the fastest team wins the round !
The Free round, as its name suggests, is entirely up to the team to create ! In 90 seconds in D4W and 60 seconds in D2W, the teams need to convince the judges of their technical and artistic superiority. Teams can fly to music, invent new moves. It’s the most visual of the rounds.
- Official name
- Sakura Cup Invitational 2018
- FlyStation - Saitama, Koshigaya, Laketown 6-19-3, Japan
- Dynamic 2-WAY, Dynamic 4-WAY
- Audience Fee
- No charge, free entry
Café and Food Stalls open to the Public.
March 31, 2018 (Saturday)
13:30 ~ 17:30 Qualification Rounds
April 1, 2018 (Sunday)
13:30 ~ Tournament starts
19:15 ~ Finals
20:00 ~ 20:30 Closing ceremony
20:30 ~ 22:00 After party
- Airspace Unleashed (Belgium/Canada)
- Aspire (USA)
- Firefly (Singapore)
- FlySpot Unlimited (France/germany/czech/Poland)
- Meteos (Japan)
- Gravity Bahrain (Bahrain)
- HF Vipers (Czech/Poland/USA)
- Kings of the Sky (Russia)
- Windobona Locomotion (Austria)
- Montreal Express (canada)
- ProudFlyers (Denmark/Switzerland)
- RealFly (Switzerland/Spain)
- The Aussies (Australia)
- The Bros (France/Italy)
- SDMW Evolve (Canada/USA)
- Voss Vind (Norway)
FlyStation Japan opening in April of 2017. Although the sport has been a household name in places such as Europe and American since the 90’s, indoor skydiving was only recently introduced to Japan.
Since then, Indoor Skydiving has gained rapid local attention! Everyone has had the dream of flight. Now it’s possible! With FlyStation’s top speeds of 360km per/hour, everyone 4 years and up can fly high! Enjoy the adrenaline and always stay safe.
- 6-19-3, Laketown, Koshigaya-shi, Saitama 343-0828 Japan
Tel: 0120-102-035 (9:00 ~ 22:00)
03-4530-6100 (9:00 ~ 22:00)
Open: 9:00 - 22:00
- By train
- JR Musashino Line “Koshigaya Laketown” Station
About 12 mins walk from the South exit, FlyStation is located near the corner of “LakeTown South” crossing.
- 35.8727 139.8281
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