Did you know that 4-way kids are challenging their parents in France?
posted: May 19th, 2015 Wind tunnel practice did not only bring a new training tool to skydivers and a new attraction to non-skydivers. It also opened the door for a new generation of teams and competitors.
Teenagers do not have to wait any longer until they turn 18 and are permitted to jump from air planes in most countries of the world. There are no age limits for indoor training and competition, and it did not take very long until the first kids showed up at indoor 4-way competitions.
The Sun Path Products NSL News history in this area began with Ellie McCoy, who competed with Team Aeon at the World Challenge... (more)
Did you know that eight teams competed in Florida last weekend?
posted: May 18th, 2015 Eight teams attended the May meet of the Florida Skydiving League last weekend, which was hosted by Skydive City and Skydive DeLand. Three teams missed the meet (DeLand Momentum, DeLand Flashpoint, DeLand 3D), and the first 2-digit participation in years has to wait for the next opportunity in June.
Teiwaz did not have any direct AAA Class competition in the absence of DeLand Momentum, and the DeLand Bees were the only Rookie Class team. However, the Bees still posted the team's highest meet average in team history and beat their own previous highscore for a round (6) three times. The first... (more)
Did you know that Savolo defended the South African 4-way title successfully?
posted: May 17th, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News introduced Savolo as Voodoo's 4-way successor in South Africa on April 28th, 2014. Savolo competed a few months later as the national team at the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014.
The new South African national 4-way team (after Equanimity and Voodoo) now had to defend the national title for the first time and had no problem with doing that.
The South African national championships were held in Rustenburg, and Savolo... (more)
Did you know that the Thund8rbirds have started their 8-way training?
posted: May 16th, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News reported the planning of NMP-PCH Hayabusa's and Thunder's 8-way project the first time on December 12th, 2014, and a few stories followed up with confirmations of the plans.
The project now has a name, and the first 8-way jumps have been completed. The Thund8rbirds completed their first 2-day training camp in Moorsele, Belgium, after 18 jumps.
The videos confirm the high expectations of the new 8-way team, which will most likely move Belgium also up into a medal contender position in the next Formation Skydiving... (more)
Did you know that Nikolay Vylegzhanin was as bright as a shooting star?
posted: May 15th, 2015 Russian 8-way world champion Oleg Shalamykhin provided the Sun Path Products NSL News with memories of his former 4-way and 8-way team mate Nikolay Vylegzhanin, who died in a BASE jump accident last year, shortly after competing at the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014.
The first part of the biography was posted on May 4th and covered the beginnings of Nikolay Vylegzhanin's skydiving career. The second part on May... (more)
Did you know that the invitations to the World Air Games have been sent out?
posted: May 14th, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News reported on May 2nd that Skydive Dubai is hosting the next edition of the World Air Games, which creates an attractive indoor/outdoor competition package together with the Clash of Champions at Inflight Dubai.
The previous editions of the World Air Games took place in Turkey (1997), Spain (2001) and Italy (2009). The format was identical in 1997 and 2001 when the World Championship of Formation Skydiving was included in the World Air Games. It was very different in 2009... (more)