Did you know that Evolution is the winner of the "4-way Elite Club" poll question?
posted: Jun 14th, 2015 It was to be expected that the world's two current top contenders, NMP-PCH Hayabusa and Arizona Airspeed, would be in the mix for the answer to the current poll question: "Which team was the last one posting only 20-pointers and higher at a 10-round outdoor competition?"
It is also not a big surprise that the bronze medalist at the last world meet and winner of the 5th Dubai International Parachuting Championship, Evolution from Canada, would get their votes.
Other than that, the SKYLEAGUE.COM audience quickly filtered out the serious contenders of the five options. France is on top of the... (more)
Did you know that the "4-way Elite Club" is looking for new members?
posted: Jun 12th, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News switches back to outdoor competition before the 4-way teams in Southern and Northern California will post scores this weekend. There is an interesting topic that has not been given much attention recently.
Today's update begins with a quiz question for the 4-way experts: "Which team was the last one posting only 20-pointers and higher at a 10-round outdoor competition?" Of course, the question includes naturally when and where it happened the last time.
It was a topic that was covered on a regular basis at a time when it was impressive to see how the best teams... (more)
Did you know that NMP-PCH Hayabusa looks back at an impressive World Challenge decade?
posted: Jun 11th, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News story on February 12th was a preview of the World Challenge 2015 and included the coverage of a very special anniversary, which eventually materialized at the event.
It was not only the 10-year anniversary of the World Challenge that was celebrated this year. The same story explained that there were also two competitors who have attended each World Challenge since the inaugural event in 2006, NMP-PCH Hayabusa members David and Andy Grauwels.
Reigning Hayabusa world champion Roy Janssen, who is also one of the original team members, did not compete this year... (more)
Did you know that the Golden Knights had a clear message on Saturday at the World Challenge?
posted: Jun 10th, 2015 There is still video footage that was recorded at the World Challenge 2015 and has not received attention by the Sun Path Products NSL News yet.
Now it is time to review a few clips that feature the Golden Knights. The first one was recorded live when the US Army team came out of the flying chamber after completing Round 2, shortly after the two French Girls had posted a 20-pointer with Weembi Lille. The Golden Knights said that they did not have the time to watch the team with two of their opponents in 4-way Women, as the turnaround time from round to round was quite fast.
The Golden Knights... (more)
Did you know that Airbus Illertissen went from 17.3 in April to 19.5 last weekend?
posted: Jun 9th, 2015 The German national 4-way team Airbus Illertissen had launched their 2015 competition season at the April meet of the Florida Skydiving League. The six meet rounds in DeLand were embedded in the spring training camp, as the Sun Path Products NSL News reported on April 14th.
Airbus now followed up with a 10-round meet, the Paranodon Cup 2015, which was also the last part of a 4-day training camp with a total of 40 jumps. It was the first 10-round meet for the team since the German Nationals in September 2013, which featured the historic 1-point battle with Paratec-Saar for the German 4-way title.
Did you know that the history of skydiving terminology could be confusing?
posted: Jun 8th, 2015 There was no "indoor" competition when I started skydiving in 1980. In fact, the first "vertical wind tunnel" for "skydiving training" opened its doors in 1998: SkyVenture Orlando. However, it still took a while until the terminology changed.
I looked it up in the archives: The National Skydiving League called the indoor training camps we were running "wind-tunnel training." Shannon Pilcher was the official head coach at that time, by the way. The name for wind-tunnel training changed in 2004, at least within the NSL environment. I found the new terminology in an article March 22, 2004: