Did you know that Monaco Vitalsea won the 5th French 8-way title?
posted: Aug 20th, 2015 The French Nationals 2015 included an 8-way competition that a total of four teams completed after five rounds. The national championships in France have only the AAA/Open Class category for the 4-way and 8-way teams, while the Coupe de France events also offer the AA/Intermediate Class competition for more teams.
Three of the four teams at the nationals had attended Coupe de France events earlier this year. Monaco Vitalsea and 8way Otter PCP competed at each of the three 8-way meets, bronze medal winner 8MBI Maubeuge attended the July meet before competing at the nationals last week.
Did you know that two Northwest A Class teams fended off DeLand 3D?
posted: Aug 19th, 2015 Last weekend's A Class competition featured the same battle between teams from the Northwest Skydiving League and Florida as in the AA Class competition.
It was an interesting draw with several overlapping sequences, which allows teams to compare their own scores with teams in the next higher category. AA and A Class teams had two identical sequences in Rounds 2 and 3, while two Rookie Class sequences in Rounds 1 and 5 were identical with the A Class.
One of the strongest Rookie Class teams in the country last year, DeLand 3D, had these two rounds to complete an 8.6 average in the team's... (more)
Did you know that the World Cup showdown in 4-way Women is just around the corner?
posted: Aug 18th, 2015 The situation in 4-way Women at the FAI World Cup 2015 is very different compared to the expected 4-way Open Class competition that the Sun Path Products NSL News covered with the first preview on August 14th.
NMP-PCH Hayabusa will most likely walk away with the gold medals, and serious battles can only be expected for the other medal positions and the slots in the semifinals and finals.
The teams in 4-way Women don't have to worry about making all ten rounds or not. The small field guarantees each team a slot in the finals, at least according to the registration status in July. However,... (more)
Did you know that Northwest and Florida battled hard in the AA Class?
posted: Aug 17th, 2015 The French 4-way teams had the AAA Class leaderboard for themselves last week, and there was not much serious competition for the top spots between the three medal winners. That was completely different in the AA Class, where teams from the Florida and the Northwest Skydiving League had two tight battles for the 1st and the 3rd place.
The first duel took place between the JOES from the Northwest and DeLand Flashpoint from Florida, and it ended with a 2-point advantage for the DeLand team. The videos of both teams are showing how it happened.
The JOES and DeLand Flashpoint are both trying... (more)
Did you know that the French Girls are showing progression?
posted: Aug 17th, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News coverage of last week's events begins with the French Nationals 2015.
Ten rounds were on the French agenda at the competition in Vichy, and only four were eventually completed. It was a good start with three rounds on Thursday, however, the weather and meet conditions then allowed only one more round for the 4-way teams, while the French 8-way teams completed a total of five rounds.
The French national teams in 4-way Open and 8-way did not compete in Vichy, even though several members once again joined the lineups that they have been jumping with at the two... (more)
Did you know that iFLY Orlando opened the Indoor Cloud League August competition with 102 points?
posted: Aug 16th, 2015 The first Indoor Cloud League scores and videos for the August sequences are posted, and a complete set for the six categories was provided by the Florida Skydiving League team at iFLY Orlando.
The FSL group met last Thursday for the first tunnel night this month, just a few days before the next outdoor competition. The 18 FSL flyers put together six different lineups, and four of them contributed scoring points to iFLY Orlando's ICL August account for a total of 102 points.
Hal Spence, Sebastian Jimenez, James Hall and Kurt Gaebel posted the scores for the AAA and AA Class sequences, and... (more)