Did you know that NSL-TV and USPA present all videos of Round 3 in 4-way Advanced?
posted: Oct 28th, 2015 The most exciting part of the 8-way competition happened yesterday with the new world record. The Golden Knights are now on the way to post a new world record average, which their 2014 lineup has owned since the 23.7 average at the USPA Nationals 2014.
Arizona Airspeed has the silver medals in the bag, and the Amphibious Attack Tigers will win the bronze medals this year, as Paraclete XP does not have an 8-way team in Eloy. The Qatar Tigers compete as a guest team and cannot win USPA medals.
Motive8 won the Intermediate Class gold medals last year and is now in 1st place of the Advanced Class... (more)
Did you know that the previous 8-way world record stood for almost 20 years?
posted: Oct 28th, 2015 The 31-pointer world record in 8-way has been one of the most discussed topics over the years. Every time when new sequences were drawn for an 8-way competition with the best teams in the world present, the 8-way experts have scanned the draw for a potential world record opportunity.
It was almost 20 years ago when the Golden Knights posted the 31-pointer at the world meet in Turkey 1997. Current member Matt Davidson was the alternate for the 1997 lineup, with team leader Scott Rhodes and FAI Judge Eric Heinsheimer.
Sean Sweeney was now in charge when the Golden Knights finally had another... (more)
Did you know that NSL-TV and USPA present all videos of Round 3 in 4-way Open?
posted: Oct 27th, 2015 It turned out that Chris Talbert and Golden Knights team captain Sean Sweeney both did not have enough confidence in the sequence of Round 1 of the 8-way competition at the USPA Nationals 2015.
Sean Sweeney proved himself wrong and helped to do something that 8-way teams have tried since 1997 without much success. They scored a new world record for a single round with the 32-pointer in Eloy. The Sun Path Products NSL News will soon follow up with the story of the new world record.
For now, the new video clip presents all AAA/Open Class teams with the fastest round in the 4-way Open Class... (more)
Did you know that Round 1 in 8-way has the fastest sequence of the competition?
posted: Oct 27th, 2015 The 4-way leaderboards of the USPA Nationals 2015 are complete, and the 8-way competition has begun.
Two of the three 4-way events needed an extra round to determine the USPA medal winners. Only Arizona Airspeed, SDC Rhythm XP and Golden Knights were unchallenged in their medal positions, which are identical with the placing at the USPA Nationals 2014.
The Air Force Advanced Class team Smolder, with former Airspeed member Andy Honigbaum coaching, ran away from the field. Perris Quattro, with Airspeed 4-way world champion of 2012, Josh Hall as the player coach, was safely in 2nd place. Event... (more)
Did you know that Arizona Airspeed won the Super Sequence by a point?
posted: Oct 26th, 2015 The next special round at the USPA Nationals 2015 came soon after the meet opener. The sequence of Round 3 (F,9,L,O) offered all AAA Class teams the opportunity to boost the meet averages.
The 4-way experts still did not expect any scores that could be close to the standing world record for a single round. It is the 56-pointer (J,M,Q,P,L) that the French national 4-way team of 2010 posted at the world meet in Menzelinsk in Round 3, together with the Russian Sky Panthers.
The expectations for the Super Sequence in this Round 3 today went up to the mid-40s, and Arizona Airspeed posted the highest... (more)
Did you know that each Round 1 at a competition is a special mental challenge?
posted: Oct 26th, 2015 The excitement of the event opening with the competition draw is obvious - and still nothing compared to the mental challenge and the emotional situation on the first morning of the competition.
2004 Airspeed 8-way world champion Chris Talbert went back in his memory and recalled as much as possible his own mental status when it was time for competition. He had commented for the Sun Path Products NSL News regularly during the FAI World Cup 2015, as well.
The NSL-TV camera was running when the top teams of the Open Class competition got ready for Round 1 on Monday morning. Chris Talbert explained... (more)