Did you know that the new 8-way battle between Golden Knights and France begins this year?
posted: Jul 18th, 2015 The history of modern 8-way Formation Skydiving competition has been dominated by the three FS powerhouses. USA, France and Russia have won all medals since 1985, with two exceptions: Canada in 1985 (bronze) and Italy in 2008 (bronze).
Of the three leading 8-way nations, the US teams have won 11 of the 16 sets of gold medals. The Golden Knights have claimed ten of the 11 US world titles and are by far the most successful 8-way team project in history.
The US Army's 8-way team won all gold medals at world meets between 1987 and 1997 after the Coors took the 1st place for the USA in 1985. The... (more)
Did you know that Monaco Vitalsea won the Coupe de France with another new 8-way lineup?
posted: Jul 17th, 2015 The second Coupe de France competition this year included once again an 8-way competition that three teams attended in Vannes.
Three 8-way teams had also competed at the first event in Bouloc in May, and two of them came back to finish off the Coupe de France 2015 before the national championships conclude the national competition season in France in mid-August.
The French national 8-way team does not compete at the Coupe de France events and will meet the Golden Knights at the World Cup in September. However, a few members of the French... (more)
Did you know that the VAF Warriots needed a peak performance to defend the national 4-way title?
posted: Jul 16th, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News previews of Denmark's national championship on May 5th, May 20th and recently on July 4th seemed to promise a battle for the country's 4-way top spot.
The 10-round competition was completed yesterday, and it lived up to the expectations. The old and new 4-way champion and national team, VAF Warriors, was pushed more than any other Danish top team in the past and needed a peak performance to fend... (more)
Did you know that the Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies are on top of the current Rookie Class rankings?
posted: Jul 15th, 2015 The teams of the Southern Skydiving League had the complete overall leaderboard for themselves last weekend, before a probably very large one will follow up in three days.
However, the competition at the Chattanooga Skydiving Company featured a very exciting battle for the 1st place in the AA Class between Platinum and Southern Mix.
Both teams had also competed at the SSL June meet, where Platinum had finished with exactly the same meet average and exactly the same... (more)
Did you know that the NSL Profiles need several updates?
posted: Jul 14th, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News posted the latest TURNING POINTS column in BLUE SKIES MAG's July edition on July 11th. Topic was the official introduction of a new indoor competition class by the International Parachuting Committee (IPC) of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the 4-way Junior category.
The column related to a sensitive topic that has not been discussed much recently, as the 4-way Women category is as much established in Formation Skydiving competition... (more)
Did you know that Russia sends a strong delegation to the World Cup in Teuge?
posted: Jul 13th, 2015 The Formation Skydiving delegation from Russia in the three traditional categories (4-way Open, 4-way Women, 8-way Open) at the FAI World Cups consisted of five teams in 2009 and 2011, even though there were different combinations.
Four Russian teams competed in 4-way Open at the World Cup 2009 in Prostejov, together with one 8-way team, while there was no Russian participation in 4-way Women. Two years later in Germany, Russia had at least one team in each of the three categories (2-1-2). Then the Russian delegation became even larger in Banja Luka in 2013 (3-1-3).
This year's Russian delegation... (more)