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Pipin did 170!

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Roan

Roan

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Chris E.,

Do you have any info or insight as to why the dive could not be AIDA approved? I hate to belabor a point (see my earlier post in this thread) (and Aaron, I did read and appreciate your response) but I'm still kinda wondering: was it a paperwork thing or the same IAFD/AIDA differences of safety standards?
 
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Cliff Etzel

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Roan - it is a combination of things.

AIDA requires a minimum declaration date (I think it is 6 weeks) before any record attempt. The athlete also has to be an actual member od AIDA International or one of the affiliates that AIDA has in various countries.

Depending on the type of record, 2 - 3 AIDA judges need to be present to verify the record according to AIDA standards. It is also the responsibility of the athlete to pay for the judges to be present as well.

It has been well documented that the IAFD does not and will not adhere to AIDA safety standards and as such, the non-recognition of this dive.

Pipin is not a member of AIDA, he wasn't willing to pay for judges to be present, and he refuses to adhere to AIDA standards for safety.
 
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flyboy748

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Thanks Cliff,

Its nice to hear from someone who actually knows!

I have the utmost respect for Pipin's dives, however I am glad as well that the AIDA is holding fast to their standards. Without them this sport would rapidly become deadly. That being said however, people will always continue to do things that are less than what we consider safe. Me going freediving solo for one! But I believe although controversial, the AIDA's position here is for the bettering of the sport.

I wish Mr. Pipin nothing but the best in his dives!

Aaron
 
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