Did you know that NWSL teams and competitors concluded their 2014 season in a funny and creative way?
posted: Sep 19th, 2014 The Northwest Skydiving League held its final meet of the season on September 13, with unusually warm weather for this time of year in the Northwest. The teams got a great start, with the first load taking off shortly after 9am. All teams competed at Skydive Snohomish, as Synergy, which normally competes at Skydive Kapowsin, was at the USPA Nationals. Bill Selig served as judge for the meet.
The friendly competition between the A Class teams, JOES and Fun Sponge, continued. The two teams are coached respectively by Dave and Deb Correia. JOES took an early lead, topping Fun Sponge by 3 points... (more)
Did you know that Germany has a 3-team delegation at the ESL Championship 2014 this weekend?
posted: Sep 18th, 2014 The Golden Knights continued their Formation Skydiving dominance in the traditional events at the USPA Nationals with the gold medals in 16-way and 10-way. Three sets of gold medals and the bronze medals in 4-way Open are exactly the same results for the US Army delegation as in 2013. In addition, another Golden Knights lineup also won the Advanced Class competition in VFS 4-way.
The meet action continues this weekend in Europe where 23 teams have signed up for this year's ESL Championship. The Teuge Skydiving Center in the Netherlands is the host.
Belgium has hosted the event in 2012 and... (more)
Did you know that Sean Sweeney's new Golden Knights lineup has raised the 8-way performance level?
posted: Sep 17th, 2014 Once again the Golden Knights did not have any serious 8-way competition at the USPA Nationals 2014 - just as it happened to be at the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving a few weeks ago.
However, the drama came in different ways this time at Skydive Chicago. The Golden Knights missed the first golden opportunity for a new world record in Round 4 at the world meet, but it came back in Round 8 at the nationals, as the Sun Path Products... (more)
Did you know that iFLY Orlando started the Indoor Cloud League competition for September?
posted: Sep 16th, 2014 Life goes on in the rest of the skydiving world, while the USPA Nationals 2014 are catching the main attention this week.
It is challenging during a major event to keep up with the general flow of information. The Sun Path Products NSL News receives updates from many different events on a regular basis, and sometimes it takes a little longer until the updates eventually make it to the online audience.
The indoor training has had a significant impact on the outdoor scores in the past years, and most of the top teams... (more)
Did you know that Joey Jones compared UK and USPA Nationals from Skydive Chicago?
posted: Sep 16th, 2014 The 8-way competition is on the way at the USPA Nationals 2014 after a complete weather day on Monday.
The Golden Knights seem to be ready to tackle the new competition draw with vengeance. The 26-pointer in Round 1 indicates that the world champions are ready to take on Eric Heinsheimer's 31-pointer of 1997. The sequence of Round 1 had three random formations and a block, the same situation as in Round 8.
Sequences of random formations are usually slower than the fast blocks of the 8-way dive pool, and Round 4... (more)
Did you know that the Golden Knights might have a new world record opportunity in Round 8?
posted: Sep 15th, 2014 The 8-way teams compete for the first time in three categories at the USPA Nationals 2014, the same way as the 4-way teams are organized (Open - Advanced - Intermediate). 4-way Women had officially a separate leaderboard, but no team registered for this category, and the Golden Knights competed in the Open Class.
USPA and IPC have no gender separation in 8-way, and Perris Moxie is at least one all-female team who will also compete together with the boys. USPA's new Advanced Class category in 8-way has not brought... (more)