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Did you know that NMP-PCH Hayabusa looks back at an impressive World Challenge decade?
posted: Jun 11th, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News story on February 12th was a preview of the World Challenge 2015 and included the coverage of a very special anniversary, which eventually materialized at the event. It was not only the 10-year anniversary of the World Challenge that was celebrated this year. The same story explained that there were also two competitors who have attended each World Challenge since the inaugural event in 2006, NMP-PCH Hayabusa members David and Andy Grauwels. Reigning Hayabusa world champion Roy Janssen, who is also one of the original team members, did not compete this year... (more)

Did you know that the Golden Knights had a clear message on Saturday at the World Challenge?
posted: Jun 10th, 2015 There is still video footage that was recorded at the World Challenge 2015 and has not received attention by the Sun Path Products NSL News yet. Now it is time to review a few clips that feature the Golden Knights. The first one was recorded live when the US Army team came out of the flying chamber after completing Round 2, shortly after the two French Girls had posted a 20-pointer with Weembi Lille. The Golden Knights said that they did not have the time to watch the team with two of their opponents in 4-way Women, as the turnaround time from round to round was quite fast. The Golden Knights... (more)

Did you know that Airbus Illertissen went from 17.3 in April to 19.5 last weekend?
posted: Jun 9th, 2015 The German national 4-way team Airbus Illertissen had launched their 2015 competition season at the April meet of the Florida Skydiving League. The six meet rounds in DeLand were embedded in the spring training camp, as the Sun Path Products NSL News reported on April 14th. Airbus now followed up with a 10-round meet, the Paranodon Cup 2015, which was also the last part of a 4-day training camp with a total of 40 jumps. It was the first 10-round meet for the team since the German Nationals in September 2013, which featured the historic 1-point battle with Paratec-Saar for the German 4-way title. The... (more)

Did you know that the history of skydiving terminology could be confusing?
posted: Jun 8th, 2015 There was no "indoor" competition when I started skydiving in 1980. In fact, the first "vertical wind tunnel" for "skydiving training" opened its doors in 1998: SkyVenture Orlando. However, it still took a while until the terminology changed. I looked it up in the archives: The National Skydiving League called the indoor training camps we were running "wind-tunnel training." Shannon Pilcher was the official head coach at that time, by the way. The name for wind-tunnel training changed in 2004, at least within the NSL environment. I found the new terminology in an article March 22, 2004: "Aerokart,... (more)

Did you know that Monaco Vitalsea's 8-way lineup won the Coupe de France 8-way competition in May?
posted: Jun 7th, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News reported the season opener in France with the story on June 1st. The Coupe de France event also includes 8-way competition, and three teams completed seven rounds on the same weekend. Monaco Vitalsea's 4-way team has been a consistent topic for several years. However, the French 8-way champions of the late 80s and early 90s eventually came back to their roots, as well, after launching their Monaco 4-way project in 2005. The 4-way lineup (Didier Boignon, St├ęphane Mattoni, Jeff Ronzevalle, Franck Vazille, with Claude Ferraro on camera) has been very consistent... (more)

Did you know that Florida posted the first Indoor Cloud League scores for June at iFLY Orlando?
posted: Jun 6th, 2015 Florida's Indoor Cloud League team submitted the first videos and scores for the new June sequences after last Thursday's FSL Tunnel Kicker at iFLY Orlando. Five lineups created the scores for the six sequences, including AA Class team DeLand Flashpoint. The complete lineup focused only on the two sequences, which could be drawn for any AA Class competition. The monthly draw of the six sequences always overlaps between two neighboring categories to make it more interesting for the participating teams and competitors. The sequences for four of the six categories (AA - A - RRR - RR) could also... (more)

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