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 World Cup of Indoor Skydiving.
The SolarFlakes were the only 4-way Women team in the AAA Class field in Poland at their second indoor competition this year. They... (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 World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014 earlier last year. However, Fuzion will be back this year, and youngest team member Valerie Bisson updated... (more)
Did you know that XOteam from Russia won 1,000 Euro at the Polish Indoor Open 2014?
posted: Jan 8th, 2015 XOteam from Russia was the winner of the Polish Indoor Open 2014 and took home the 1,000 EURO cash for the 1st place after a new team record average of 20.5 after ten rounds.
The 2014 season was the third year for the same lineup. XOteam had competed with Sergy Polyansky, Alexandr Budakov, Sergey Romaniv and Tatiana Polyanskaya at the Russian Nationals 2012 (12.7) and 2013 (16.7 after only three rounds) before placing 5th last year with a 15.3 average.
The Polish Indoor Open 2014 was the last competition for this lineup. Tail Alexander Budakov is leaving the team, and former SportLoto and... (more)
Did you know that "O Canada" was played for the first time at the 5th DIPC 2014?
posted: Jan 7th, 2015 The Fifth Dubai International Parachuting Championships offered all the usual incredible show elements once again for the visitors, and the official event dinner brought participants and officials to the base of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa (2,722 feet) this time. Amazing...
There was something else catching my attention in a special and different way. I have heard many national anthems at the award ceremonies of the international events. It is usually the Marseillaise (France), the Star-Spangled Banner (U.S.) and the Russian national anthems played many times, and it... (more)
Did you know that Mark Kirkby's NSL Profile story ended much too early?
posted: Jan 6th, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News reported on 30 May 2014 that Arizona Airspeed's Mark Kirkby would retire from the active competition lineup after the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014 and the USPA Nationals 2014.
Mark Kirkby is the most successful Formation Skydiving competitor in the USA and has been in contention for the same honor worldwide and in the history of the sport. His career story can be found at the NSL Profiles, but only until 2010. The profile story ends long before Mark Kirkby actually retired:
"The new era begins after Airspeed's 8-way dominance of the past... (more)