Did you know that the U.S.A. had five 4-way VFS teams in the world's Top 10 spots last year?
posted: Feb 8th, 2016 The Sun Path Products NSL News completes the closer look at the 2015 world rankings of the International Parachuting Commission (IPC) and Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) with the 4-way VFS teams.
As in the 8-way event, there is only a combined leaderboard for male and female competitors in 4-way VFS, while FAI/IPC separates the genders in 4-way Open, and a total of 14 nations were listed in the world rankings.
France is far ahead of all other nations in 4-way VFS after winning all FAI/IPC gold medals ever since the event was added to the World Championship of Formation Skydiving... (more)
Did you know that former Rhythm member Rob Radez coached iFLY SF Bay's ICL team to 122 points for February?
posted: Feb 7th, 2016 Once again, the first Indoor Cloud League scores and videos have been posted earlier than usual. Hurricane Factory and iFLY Virginia Beach had opened the January leaderboard in the middle of the month. This time, Lori Connor's ICL team at iFLY SF Bay is the first one with scores and videos for the February sequences.
iFLY SF Bay had finished in 3rd place of the Indoor Cloud League 2015 season, behind Hurricane Factory and iFLY Orlando. The Northern California team then outscored Florida's ICL team in January 2016, while iFLY Dallas and iFLY Seattle finished in 2nd and 3rd places last month.
Did you know that team work is also important for the Indoor Cloud League performance?
posted: Feb 5th, 2016 The record-breaking January leaderboard of the Indoor Cloud League is complete, and NSL-TV follows up with the BEST OF JANUARY videos.
It becomes increasingly difficult for any ICL team to claim the highscore for a sequence with the rising number of participating wind tunnels. However, iFLY Dallas demonstrated in January that the team work of the whole ICL group with all lineups counts just as much as each member of a 4-way team. iFLY Dallas finished in 2nd place without claiming a single highscore.
Only four of the nine ICL teams have at least one of the six highscores for the six sequences.... (more)
Did you know that the U.S.A. is in 6th place of the 8-way world rankings?
posted: Feb 4th, 2016 The top position of the 2015 world rankings in 8-way are the easiest one to define, as there cannot be a serious question mark behind the dominating position of the Golden Knights.
The U.S. Army team is the reigning 8-way world champion of 2012 and 2014 and posted a new world record for a single round last year. The Golden Knights are also the only 8-way team in the world at the moment with meet averages well above the 20-average benchmark.
This does not mean that the U.S. delegation has the 8-way gold medals at the Mondial 2016 in the bag, as Russia and France will do everything it takes... (more)
Did you know that the Indoor Cloud League had record participation in January?
posted: Feb 3rd, 2016 There are more connections between SkyVenture New Hampshire's annual indoor competition and the Indoor Cloud League.
In fact, one of SkyVenture New Hampshire's locals has been participating with an ICL team since 2013. Brian Touhey has put together his lineups since the original indoor duel between iFLY Seattle and iFLY Orlando opened up the new league to the whole 4-way competition community after the trial period in 2012. He joined the Indoor Cloud League in March 2013 and submitted scores and videos for all six categories.
Brian Touhey's first team in March 2013 consisted of himself, Jeff... (more)
Did you know that Thunder ISR gives world class national teams a good battle?
posted: Feb 3rd, 2016 Thunder ISR has been known for years as the best unofficial amateur team in the world. They have owned this title since the team members (Wesley Claessens - Point, Paul Hofstee - Outside Center, Sven Ibens - Inside Center, Jacco Van Eerden - Tail) have normal jobs and spend their own vacation time and resources for training and competition.
The unofficial title can be misleading or confusing, as the scoring numbers that Thunder is posting on a regular basis has settled the team in the Top 10 teams of the skydiving world, including the fully sponsored professional competitors and full-time skydivers.