Did you know that the 8-way competition at the World Cup promises exciting battles?
posted: Aug 24th, 2015 The results of the poll for the competition in 4-way Women at the FAI World Cup 2015 were not a big surprise at all, and the Golden Knights are going into this new battle as the top favorite.
The situation in 8-way is different in many ways. The outcome on the very top of the leaderboard is open, even though the 8-way world champions of 2012 and 2014, the Golden Knights, will compete with a well-trained team and seven reigning world champions of 2014. There is a big question mark behind the performance level of the French 8-way... (more)
Did you know that all UK teams are not done yet?
posted: Aug 23rd, 2015 The 70 teams at the UK Nationals 2015 needed both weekend days this year at Skydive Hibaldstow to complete two of the four 4-way events.
The weather situation forces all AAA Class teams and several Rookie Class teams to come back on Monday for the remaining rounds. Only the AA and A Class leaderboards were complete on Sunday evening
There are no big surprises in the AAA Class, as Satori XL became the top favorite as soon as the team announced... (more)
Did you know that M4trix won the Dutch 4-way gold medals last week?
posted: Aug 23rd, 2015 The Dutch Nationals 2015 were completed after ten rounds on the island of Texel last week, while the 70 British 4-way teams are trying to complete their own national championships in Hibaldstow.
There were no surprises in the Netherlands. The 4-way experts of the Dutch 8-way team M8trix (Jaap Keuter, Leon van Leeuwen, Leander van Schriek, Mechie Voermans, with Kjeld van Druten on camera) won easily with the team's best outdoor average of 15.5 after ten rounds. The Sun Path Products NSL News had posted a preview of the Dutch Nationals 2015 and the World Cup on August... (more)
Did you know that the DeLand Falcons presented a special Crank in Round 4?
posted: Aug 21st, 2015 Last but not least, the Rookie Class teams from the Northwest and the Florida Skydiving League had their own battles last weekend, as well, and the Rookie Class leaderboard was actually the only one where each team claimed or tied a highscore for a round.
NWSL team Low Key and FSL team DeLand Falcons were racing for the top spot on the leaderboard, while Ritzville Sundown (NWSL) and Group Therapy (FSL) eventually finished tied in 3rd place.
Low Key was the only Rookie Class team who had attended a meet prior to last weekend's events this year and improved the meet average from 3.8 to 5.3... (more)
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... (more)