Did you know that the tie-breaking rules are once again under IPC scrutiny?
posted: Jan 14th, 2015 The annual meeting of the representatives of the sport is coming closer. The plenary meeting of the International Parachuting Commission (IPC) begins on January 27th in Bulgaria. It's the event where the IPC delegates of each country decide over rules and regulations for all skydiving categories.
Each skydiving discipline has a subcommittee that prepares the topics for the votes by the plenum. Formation Skydiving competition gets the attention of currently nine committee members (Chair Trude Sviggum - Norway, Deputy Chair Mark Szulmayer - Australia, Eric Heinsheimer - USA, Kirk Verner - USA,... (more)
Did you know that Josh Hall and John Hamilton ran the first SCSL Skills Camp in Elsinore last weekend?
posted: Jan 13th, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News reported on 3 July 2014 that Josh Hall and Yvonne "Yo" Owyeong have big plans for the Southern California Skydiving League in 2015.
Skydive Elsinore's Events and Marketing Director Sydney Williams discussed the plans with skydivers in attendance at the SCSL July meet during the meet briefing and the closeout, who were excited to hear about Josh Hall and Yo Oweyong's plans for the future of the league.
Eventually, the plans were finalized, and the schedule for the 2015 season was posted, with... (more)
Did you know that SDC Rhythm XP and Evolution joined forces in January?
posted: Jan 13th, 2015 SDC Rhythm XP and Evolution, Canada's national 4-way team and bronze medalist at the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014, have known each other for several years.
Both teams launched their 4-way projects at about the same time. Evolution had a family lineup with father Michel Lemay and his three sons Martin, Vincent and Benoit, while SDC Rhythm XP was launched by a married couple, JaNette and Steve Lefkowitz.
Evolution and Rhythm went their own ways for a while, until they met for the first time at... (more)
Did you know that the SolarFlakes continue with coach Luc Verstrepen in 2015?
posted: Jan 11th, 2015 The field of teams at the Polish Indoor Open 2014 included three national 4-way teams, two from Lithuania (Magic 4 - Open Class, SolarFlakes - Women) and VFS team Fly Definition from Poland.
Both teams from Lithuania had attended the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014 earlier last year and before finishing off the 2014 competition season in the Flyspot wind tunnel chamber. Fly Definition had placed 2nd at the FAI... (more)
Did you know that Shannon Pilcher is SDC Rhythm XP's head coach for the entire 2015 season?
posted: Jan 10th, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News made a field trip to Skydive Sebastian today, where SDC Rhythm XP was at the end of a winter training camp. Sunday is the last day of the first camp for this Rhythm lineup with coach Shannon Pilcher.
The 4-way world champion of 2006 has worked with Rhythm before, however, there is a major difference this time. The current Rhythm lineup (Janine and Steve Lefkowitz, Christy Frikken, Mikhail Markine, Thad Parker on camera) have started their third team year, and they have committed Shannon Pilcher for the complete 2015 season.
There is a very good reason why Rhythm... (more)
Did you know that Renée Point is the new point flyer for Fuzion?
posted: Jan 9th, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News coverage of the 5th Dubai International Parachuting Championship included an update of the Canadian delegation on 14 December 2014. The story introduced the Tonix lineup (Valerie Poulin, Nathalie Metivier, Monika Wittmer, Jennyfer Caron, Johnathan Cayer on camera) who competed for Canada in 4-way Women.
The Canadian national team in this category, Fuzion, did not make the trip to Dubai after competing at the FAI... (more)