Illinois Women’s State Record Attempts – Rhythm Style

Photo Courtesy of SDC Rhythm XP
Written by Blue Skies Mag

The Event: Badass Chicks’ Illinois State Record Attempt

The hottest action this summer is at Skydive Chicago as up to 40 women will be aiming to take on the women’s state record Aug 14-16, 2015. The last record of 34 in 2013 was such a smashing success and marvelous good time that we are going after it again.

If the bulletin points below describe you, we’d love for you to come play with us in August!

  • Have at least 100 jumps
  • Have 4-way/8-way training experience – OR – experience with 12-40 ways
  • Are a woman!
  • Get exited by strings of qualification questions in event descriptions?*

Since this is a Rhythm run affair, you can expect a relaxed environment focused on learning as much as you can cram into your head in one weekend.  Starting with smaller groups and gradually going bigger will allow you to learn and practice the techniques you will need to rock on the formal record attempts, including:

  • Swooping like a super-heroine? Check.
  • Really understanding the stadium picture? Definitely.
  • Figuring out fall rate? Covered.
  • Tracking without terror? Absolutely.
  • Flying inside 40-way woman formation, with 39 other amazing chicks? Oh yeah!

For more details, and to apply for a slot, please visit our website or contact your favorite Rhythm member. Registration is $100.00, plus jumps.

The Organizers: 

PD New Beginning

JaNette Lefkowitz is the outside center for SDC Rhythm XP. As a founding member of Rhythm, she has won bags full of medals at US Nationals and International events like Dubai IPC and Bedford World Challenge. Before she started the spiral into 4-way madness she had a real life degree in mechanical engineering from MIT. Now in between training and coaching jumps you can find her running, keeping her husband Steve from eating obviously poisonous food, and crafting vegan cheese. Contact JaNette at

Christy Frikken competes in 4-way formation skydiving with SDC Rhythm XP as the inside center. Before Rhythm, she was on many teams, most notably Perris Fury, Perris Wicked, and Perris Moxie. Christy Frikken’s first 4-way team only had 3 members and was called Tenacity; since then, she has lived up to the name and been on dozens of complete teams. When she is not going fast herself, she is coaching others to go faster in the tunnel and sky. She spends her time competing, coaching, and writing the occasional bio. Contact her at

But I’m not Female?!

If you find the idea of this event exciting but were born with the unfortunate condition of being a male,  you should check out Steve’s Neglected Men’s Way the same weekend: challenging 16-22 ways, for all the men left behind.  We gals will generously save some of the fun for you guys.

· Being excited by strings of questions in event descriptions may be waived upon request

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