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CRW (Canopy Relative Work) – History

The short history of canopy formations

Canopy formations, or like it’s still often called, CRW (Canopy Relative Work) began in the mid 70’s. It is believed that Bobby Gray and Mike ”Beanpole” Barber made the world first 2-way in 1975.

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The CRW Story

The CRW Story from the December 1979 Parachutist Magazine.

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1979 World Record Canopy Relative Work Stack of 12
Karen Dean, Don Bucklin, Nancy Kurlin, Patt Valley, Andy Spurlock, Terry Burris, Jeff Saunders, Brian Barrett, Jim Fangmeyer, Roger Gardner, Chris Miliken, Jayne Marchant and Scott Haslem. 
June 1, 1985 22-stack La Ferte Gaucher, France 
June 16, 1985 23-stack Spaceland, TX USA 
Sept. 22, 1985 28-stack New Hanover, PA USA 

Night CRW

  • Aug. 28, 1985 British Royal Marines built a 22-way CRW stack.
  • June 14, 2003 16 way Diamond