Did you know that the VAF Warriots needed a peak performance to defend the national 4-way title?
posted: Jul 16th, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News previews of Denmark's national championship on May 5th, May 20th and recently on July 4th seemed to promise a battle for the country's 4-way top spot.
The 10-round competition was completed yesterday, and it lived up to the expectations. The old and new 4-way champion and national team, VAF Warriors, was pushed more than any other Danish top team in the past and needed a peak performance to fend off the two challengers, Pangaea and Prime Pickles.
This week's 16.6 average is the team's new record number, and both teams behind the VAF Warriors scored higher than... (more)
Did you know that the Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies are on top of the current Rookie Class rankings?
posted: Jul 15th, 2015 The teams of the Southern Skydiving League had the complete overall leaderboard for themselves last weekend, before a probably very large one will follow up in three days.
However, the competition at the Chattanooga Skydiving Company featured a very exciting battle for the 1st place in the AA Class between Platinum and Southern Mix.
Both teams had also competed at the SSL June meet, where Platinum had finished with exactly the same meet average and exactly the same lineup, but without much opposition.
Last weekend, Platinum had to work very hard to carry a 1-point advantage over the finish... (more)
Did you know that the NSL Profiles need several updates?
posted: Jul 14th, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News posted the latest TURNING POINTS column in BLUE SKIES MAG's July edition on July 11th. Topic was the official introduction of a new indoor competition class by the International Parachuting Committee (IPC) of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the 4-way Junior category.
The column related to a sensitive topic that has not been discussed much recently, as the 4-way Women category is as much established in Formation Skydiving competition by now as the two original events, 4-way Open and 8-way Open. 4-way VFS was the latest addition to the Formation... (more)
Did you know that Russia sends a strong delegation to the World Cup in Teuge?
posted: Jul 13th, 2015 The Formation Skydiving delegation from Russia in the three traditional categories (4-way Open, 4-way Women, 8-way Open) at the FAI World Cups consisted of five teams in 2009 and 2011, even though there were different combinations.
Four Russian teams competed in 4-way Open at the World Cup 2009 in Prostejov, together with one 8-way team, while there was no Russian participation in 4-way Women. Two years later in Germany, Russia had at least one team in each of the three categories (2-1-2). Then the Russian delegation became even larger in Banja Luka in 2013 (3-1-3).
This year's Russian delegation... (more)
Did you know that the Heartbeat Skydive Team are "young and fun loving guys who have a lot of ambition and potential"?
posted: Jul 12th, 2015 The scores of this year's Tomscat Trophy included two Rookie Class teams from the Netherlands, who represented their country well on a very busy overall leaderboard on the June 20 weekend.
A total of 16 Rookie Class teams competed at five different locations, and the best Dutch team, the Heartbeat Skydive Team, finished in 4th place with a 7.6 average after the eight rounds in the Netherlands.
The Sun Path Products NSL News mentioned in the update on June 21st that the "ISR Stimulation Prize", 30 minutes of free flying time at Indoor Skydive Roosendaal, was once again awarded to the team... (more)
Did you know that Juniors can fly tunnel circles around Seniors?
posted: Jul 11th, 2015 We've seen this before... It was September 2013 the last time I brought our strange system of competition categories to the public attention. Then I gave up and settled with my passion and respect for the other gender: "So I just gave up my logical reasoning and decided to love the girls and their female 4-way category."
Nothing has changed for me — except we are now facing a similar situation, and we are about to miss another golden opportunity.
Kids and teenagers and their parents on 4-way teams have caught my attention — and my full support — since the first wind tunnels were used... (more)
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