2-Way VFS Intermediate

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2way Vertical Formation Skydiving is a fantastic introduction to the world of Indoor Skydiving Competition, requiring just one teammate, and with four differnt classes to suit various skill levels. The Intermediate dive pool requires that both flyers can safely belly fly, back fly, and sit fly (Head Up). 

Now that you are becoming proficient as a static Head Up flyer and have experience flying with a partner, you will need to ensure that you are able to fly the transitions that will be required in order to move on to flying competitively. These transitions are:

Once you are comfortable with all of the individual inputs, you will begin learning the formations and picking a sequence from the 2-way VFS Intermediate dive pool. The entire pool offers an extensive variety of sequences which will challenge your flight ability. No two sequences will be the same, engineering and creativity will have to come into play to determine the best transitions between each formation. 

Note: The 2016 edition of the 2 way VFS rules was updated to assign letters to Random formations (a specific single formation that accounts for one point) and numbers to Block sequences (a single formation, with a specific transition to a second formation, accounting for two points), similar to what is done in other Formation Skydiving events. This is different from the previous 2 way VFS rules wherein every formation was simply assigned a number with the orientation qualifier (BB for Belly/Back, HU for Head-Up, HD for Head-Down).

Please see below for the complete Dive Pool for Rookie/Intermediate/Advanced/Open with new and former names. Also, note that the video above displays the previous names and an updated video is currently in the works for 2017-2018.


For a complete description of each formation, visit the 2-Way VFS Rules.

BB-A Belly Star (formerly BB-01)

BB-B Back Star (formerly BB-02)

BB-C Belly Closed Accordion (formerly BB-03)

BB-D Mixed Closed Accordion (formerly BB-04)

BB-E Back Open Accordion (formerly BB-05)

BB-F Mixed Open Accordion (formerly BB-06)

BB-G Back Side Body (formerly BB-07)

BB-H Mixed Side Body (formerly BB-08)

BB-J Back Cat (formerly BB-09)

BB-K Mixed Cat (formerly BB-10)

BB-L Back Stair Step (formerly BB-11)

BB-01 Back Grip 360 Grip (formerly BB-12)

BB-02 Back Grip Over/Under Grip (formerly BB-13)


HU-A Single Grip (formerly HU-01)

HU-B In-Facing Double Grip (formerly HU-02)

HU-C Out-Facing Double Grip (formerly HU-03)

HU-D Hand-to-Foot (formerly HU-04)

HU-E Hands-to-Feet (formerly HU-05)

HU-F Feet-to-Knees (formerly HU-06)

HU-G Totem (formerly HU-07)

HU-H Foot-to-Foot (formerly HU-08)

HU-J Double Spock (formerly HU-09)

HU-01 Grip 360 Grip (formerly HU-10)

HU-02 Grip Carve Grip (formerly HU-11)

HU-03 Grip Flip Grip (formerly HU-12)

HU-04 Grip Over/Under Grip (formerly HU-13)


Challenge Yourself! Use the IBA Draw Generator to randomly select a Draw then go fly it!