Anticipation is in the air!!!
Anticipation is very thick in the air here at PK!! In just a few short days The Red Bull Cliff Divers will be too! The entire lake community is a “buzz” with preparation for this amazing upcoming event.
Here are just a few fun facts about the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series stop here at Possum Kingdom:
This is the sixth year of The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series
Possum Kingdom is the 2nd stop out of 7 for 2014. PK is the only stop for 2014 in the United States
This event is not ticketed and is free to the public
This event can only be viewed by water
But don’t worry…. If you are not able to attend this event in person Fox Sports 1 will be
Televising it Monday July 14th @ 8:30 p.m. ET 7:30 p.m. CT
Unlike some cliff divers these gals and guys enter the water feet first
Men’s vs Women’s
2 days (Fri June 6, Sat June 7) 2 days (Fri June 6, Sat June 7)
Consists of: Consists of:
4 dives 3 dives
2 required dives 1 required dives
2 optional dives 2 optional dives
Men minimum 87 feet, maximum 92 feet
Women minimum 63 feet, maximum 66 feet
Olympic divers dive from a platform of 33 feet.
Men 56-56 mph
Women 45-47 mph
Minimum water depth 16 feet
Scoring 5 scores from 5 judges from 0-10 in half point increments. With the highest and the the lowest being disguarded.
The scoring is based on:
Position in the air
Entry in the water
Safety is taken very serious! 3 scuba divers are on standby at the diving point at all times during the competition and an ambulance is on standby as well.
I hope that you all find this information helpful and look forward to seeing you all here at Possum Kingdom enjoying your “Slice of PK” life!!!! Until next time……. Dee Dee 817-880-1779
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