Did you know that USA and Belgium dominate the Top 10 World Rankings 2015?
posted: Nov 9th, 2015 There are no official world rankings for teams in Formation Skydiving competition. FAI/IPC has been ranking the nations in different events, as the Sun Path Products NSL News explained on January 9th, 2013. However, these rankings were quite far off the reality, with the USA in 10th place in 4-way Open at that time.
It was not much better after the latest FAI/IPC update that the Sun Path Products NSL News presented on December 23rd, 2013. The USA was in 17th place at the end of the 2013 season, while Arizona Airspeed and NMP-PCH Hayabusa continued with their battle for the top spot in the real... (more)
Did you know that Jason Russell and Ryan Risberg provided VFS insights in Eloy?
posted: Nov 8th, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News started the coverage of the USPA Nationals 2015 on October 25th with an update of the VFS 4-way competition.
The event was completed while the other 4-way teams used the last opportunity for any training and warm-up jumps on Sunday. SDC Core won with the highest meet average that was posted at any outdoor competition this year. The first VFS story included the complete leaderboard and an overview of the current international situation.
Team captain Jason Russell and the newest team member, Ryan Risberg, were available for a live NSL Talk interview before the... (more)
Did you know that Dallas 350 had ten clean rounds of 35 seconds working time?
posted: Nov 8th, 2015 The 10-round tie-breaker between the two AAA Class teams from Texas is over, and Dallas 350 is the strongest 4-way team from the Lone Star State this year.
The Sun Path Products NSL News covered the history of both former USPA Advanced Class winners with earlier stories this year, and the first 2015 battle was covered on March 23rd after the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2015. The most recent story explained how the USPA Nationals 2015 would be the final showdown in this internal Texas duel.
It turned out be a clear and clean affair, as Dallas 350 never gave up a point in any of the ten... (more)
Did you know that there are toilets only for judges?
posted: Nov 6th, 2015 All right, I have to tell this story, even though I know I will just put myself into trouble again. Freedom of speech is a nice word and a great thing to lean on; however, it surely does not protect you from getting in trouble. In fact, it's a human right that encourages discussion and controversy, which is not really a pleasure in most cases. Controversy and related discussion can be very productive and enjoyable when it's happening with great people, and I know and appreciate many of them in the judging community. All right, there you go: I will be talking about judges, and some of them will... (more)
Did you know that iFLY SF Bay won the Indoor Cloud League October competition?
posted: Nov 5th, 2015 The final results of the Indoor Cloud LeagueOctober competition brought the wind tunnel teams closer together, as the 2015 leaderboard is showing.
Jan Klapka's Sportflight team at the Hurricane Factory in Prague was not able to submit scores in all six categories. The Hurricane Factory and the Czech teams had a very busy month as the host of the 1st FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championships. The Czech ICL scores for only three categories allowed five other ICL teams to reduce the distance to the leader. iFLY Orlando, currently in 2nd place for the year, won 49 points and is now only 63 points... (more)
Did you know that four of the five Intermediate Class top teams competed at league meets before Eloy?
posted: Nov 5th, 2015 The situation in the AA/Intermediate Class competition at the USPA Nationals 2015 was very similar compared to the AAA/Advanced Class.
The teams in the first two places, Skydive Midwest NEXT and Ragnarok, had safely distanced themselves from the other teams early enough, and the Midwest Skydiving League team also dominated the competition with Ragnarok for the USPA gold medals.
The real battle took place between the second Air Force Academy team, Allegiance, and Southern Mix of the Southern Skydiving League. Northern California Skydiving League team 4Mative, competing under Team Name at the... (more)
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