Did you know that the Czech 4-way story is like a fairy tale?
posted: Aug 13th, 2015 I did not even know there was 4-way competition in the Czech Republic before I met Jan Klapka. That was more than 10 years ago, when he visited DeLand with his 4-way team, the Bad Boys.
We had connected before we met in person, as he was very interested in the National Skydiving League and its international 4-way network. In fact, together we had prepared the first season of the Czech Republic Skydiving League in 2005 before we shared our first beer in DeLand.
I was born and raised in Germany, when there was no Czech Republic; Czechoslovakia was our neighboring country when I grew up, and... (more)
Did you know that Deep Blue is taking care of the next French 4-way generation?
posted: Aug 12th, 2015 The French world champions of 2010 in 4-way Women, Aerokart Deep Blue, have made the Sun Path Products NSL News many times when they were training and competing between 2008 and 2010. The team story began in 2008, as the Sun Path Products NSL News reported on June 10th, 2008.
It was not only the athletic performance of the original lineup (Sophie Deremaux, Berangere Duplouy, Francoise Simons-Hamouchi, Amelie Tirman) that caught the special attention of the skydiving world, as Deep Blue became one of the best 4-way teams in the world, not only in 4-way Women. Deep Blue was also the perfect example... (more)
Did you know that consistent team training makes a difference?
posted: Aug 11th, 2015 It's time for the BEST OF THE MONTH video of the Indoor Cloud League. July was one of the few months with no tied highscores for all six categories.
The ICL participation has grown to a point where chances are little that any of the teams can easily walk away from the field. The July competition was in fact the first time in the young history of the Indoor Cloud League that two teams ended up tied in 1st place.
iFLY Orlando and iFLY SF Bay were separated by one single point in July 2014 (131 - 130) for the previously closest battle. Last month, iFLY Dallas and iFLY Seattle both finished with... (more)
Did you know that Norway had A Class record participation at the national championships?
posted: Aug 10th, 2015 Norway's national championships were held last week, as well, which completed the Scandinavian outdoor competition season. VAF Warriors (16.6) won in Denmark, Gryttjom Volo (16.0) in Sweden, Tigers (14.5) in Finland, and the DeLand Norgies posted the highest Scandinavian meet average this year with 18.9 after seven rounds.
The DeLand Norgies came back together once again for the annual reunion of the original lineup (Pal Kolbenstvedt, Lise Nansen, Carl-Erik Tuv, Torstein Valen) who won three consecutive bronze medals at the world meets in 1999, 2001 and 2003. Johan Bryhni was filming the team... (more)
Did you know that there are several cross connections between Belgium and Netherlands?
posted: Aug 9th, 2015 More national championships are coming up soon and before teams will get ready for the remaining major international events this year, the World Cup 2015 in Teuge, Netherlands, then the 1st FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championships in Prague, followed by the Clash of Champions and the World Air Games at the end of the year.
The Dutch Nationals 2015 will be held at the Paracentrum Texel, two weeks before the Netherlands will host the World Cup in Teuge. This year's national championships will be the selection event for the Mondial 2016 in Chicago.
There is not too much serious competition for... (more)
Did you know that the Tigers took back the national 4-way title in Finland?
posted: Aug 8th, 2015 Finland held the national championships at the airport of Pori on the country's west coast this week, and the AAA Class competition featured three teams trying to win the national 4-way title and qualify for next year's World Championship of Formation Skydiving at the Mondial 2016 in Ottawa.
Finland had three different national teams at the last three world meets. The Pro Team competed in Menzelinsk 2010 and finished in 10th place with a 20.4 average. The Silver Knights competed at the Mondial Dubai 2012 (22nd - 14.3) and the Tigers placed 12th in Prostejov 2014 with a 13.8 average.
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