Did you know that SDC Core is currently far ahead of the world's VFS competition?
posted: Jan 12th, 2016 The visit of the Sun Path Products NSL News with SDC Rhythm XP and the live NSL Talk with the team at Skydive Sebastian last week took place before the new situation with Arizona Airspeed's personnel change came to the surface.
The topic was not on the agenda at that time, only indirectly when the discussion turned to the time after the USPA Nationals 2016.
Another surprise topic came out of the visit to Sebastian when the reigning USPA champion in 4-way VFS, SDC Core, happened to be in the boarding area on Rhythm's training day, as well.
Both teams had synchronized their schedules for... (more)
Did you know that David and Andy Grauwels will miss Airspeed's opposition at the Wind Games?
posted: Jan 11th, 2016 It did not take too long until the news of a change in the Arizona Airspeed lineup made it to Europe. Airspeed's cancelation of the upcoming Wind Games indoor competition in Empuriabrava, Spain, made it clear enough that the team would not be ready for the next confrontation with NMP PCH Hayabusa.
The Sun Path Products NSL News contacted Hayabusa members David and Andy Grauwels, who are the two original members of the reigning 4-way world champions, to ask them for their reactions and thoughts after learning that Airspeed would not compete at the Wind Games.
The Wind Games will still feature... (more)
Did you know that NSL-TV features the Golden Knights 8-way team at the World Air Games?
posted: Jan 10th, 2016 The Sun Path Products NSL News has evaluated and discussed the potential of a US Formation Skydiving Sweep at the Mondial 2016 a few times recently. Solly Williams, Gary Smith and Chris Talbert discussed the topic in the COACHES CORNER after the USPA Nationals 2015. Blue Skies Mag published the "TURNING POINTS" column with the same topic for the October issue. It came back up at the next COACHES CORNER on January 5th.
The Blue Skies Mag column mentioned that there might be a lot of pressure on Arizona Airspeed, and the most recent change in the lineup is somehow connected to the rising pressure... (more)
Did you know that Arizona Airspeed canceled the trip to the Wind Games?
posted: Jan 9th, 2016 The recent updates after the two events in Dubai, Clash of Champions 2015 and World Air Games 2015, mentioned that the ongoing battle between NMP PCH Hayabusa and Arizona Airspeed would soon continue at the upcoming Wind Games in Empuriabrava, Spain.
The Wind Games 2015 were in fact the first event where both teams competed directly against each other with their new lineups. NMP PCH Hayabusa had replaced Roy Janssen with Jeroen "Bob" Nollet after winning the gold medals at the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014. Mark Kirkby left Airspeed after the same event, and Thiago Gomes... (more)
Did you know that SDC Rhythm XP launched the new team era this week?
posted: Jan 8th, 2016 It's not breaking news any longer that SDC Rhythm XP has a new lineup. The Sun Path Products NSL News reported on December 20th that "the Rhythm and Turbo front pieces have joined forces" and followed up a day later with the news that "Airspeed's Thomas Hughes steps back at the end of the 2016 season".
Upcoming personnel changes for the Rhythm lineup meant a visit to team tryouts in the past. It did not happen this time.
The two front pieces of both teams discussed the merger without official tryouts and met at Paraclete XP for indoor training and planning sessions.
However, a trip of... (more)
Did you know that Dubai Asaar's 8-way lineup had the upper mid-eastern hand at the World Air Games?
posted: Jan 7th, 2016 The Sun Path Products NSL News reported on December 27th that two teams completed 40 competition rounds within the two weeks of the Clash of Champions 2015 and the World Air Games 2015: Black Cat and Dubai Asaar's Black 4-way team.
Dubai's delegation competed on indoor and outdoor home turf and consisted of three 4-way Open Class teams (Asaar Black - Gold - Red), the Asaar Ladies in 4-way Women, 4-way VFS team Amudy, the Asaar 8-way lineup and several international pickup teams at the Clash of Champions, who signed up for the United Arab Emirates.
Dubai Asaar Black, UAE's national 4-way team,... (more)