Did you know that the pressure is on for the three French national teams this weekend?
posted: Jul 12th, 2014 This weekend's synchronized competitions of the international NSL Network include the second meet of the Coupe de France in Maubeuge and the third meet of the United Kingdom Skydiving League in Langar.
The weather situation in the United Kingdom and France will not make it easier to run the meets, with 26 UK teams in Langar and 26 French teams in Maubeuge. A bad-weather front approaches Europe from the northern Atlantic, and the forecast for Maubeuge is not very promising for the weekend, while the teams in the United Kingdom seem to have a chance for a reasonable Saturday morning.
The French... (more)
Did you know that Lithuania competes in 4-way Women for the first time in World Championship history?
posted: Jul 11th, 2014 There has never been a 4-way team from Lithuania in the female category at a World Championship of Formation Skydiving. The field of teams at this year's competition in the Czech Republic will include the SolarFlakes representing Lithuania in 4-way Women.
The SolarFlakes are not new to the Sun Path Products NSL News audience. The story on 10 August 2013 had introduced the team before their first international FAI competition at the World Cup 2013 in... (more)
Did you know that Jan Klapka is dealing with a good problem to have in the Czech Republic?
posted: Jul 10th, 2014 Jan Klapka's Czech Republic Skydiving League group at the Skydive Arena in Prague was the 4th team that joined the Indoor Cloud League in June 2013 for the first time. It took Jan Klapka a few months to gain some momentum, and he had a very competitive group of teams together at the end of the year.
His additional monthly indoor meets over ten rounds throughout the winter helped the Czech teams and competitors even more to build skills and experiences. The Czech group was eventually so strong that the Skydive Arena won the first three Indoor... (more)
Did you know that there were three Dutch - Canadian AAA Class duels last weekend?
posted: Jul 9th, 2014 Last weekend's AAA Class leaderboard could not be much more confusing, with completed rounds between four and ten in the Netherlands and Canada. However, not too much changed eventually when the adjusted rankings were calculated according to the total number of points after Round 4.
There were literally three duels between teams in the Netherlands and Canada. M4trix won the duel on the top of the leaderboard and was three points ahead of the AAA Class pickup team Farnham Gangsterz at NouvelAir.
Both teams were a great match without knowing much about it. M4trix is one half of the Dutch national... (more)
Did you know that Florida has to get the new Rookie Class flyers ready for scoring soon?
posted: Jul 8th, 2014 The Indoor Cloud League sequences for the month of July are faster for the AAA and AA Class teams and lineups compared to the previous months, while the A Class has a 2-block sequence for the first time this year. The three sequences for the Rookie Class categories are training for the Adder (Random Formation L) and other formations with cheated cats.
The Florida Skydiving League group met at iFLY Orlando last week for the first time this month to train the basic skills and try the new sequences. Most of the participants once again met earlier... (more)
Did you know that Shinobi actually scored 20 points in the last three rounds?
posted: Jul 7th, 2014 The leaderboard of last weekend's international competition between teams in the Netherlands and Canada will require a few adjustments, due to the different numbers of rounds. However, only the A Class leaderboard of the Dutch Nationals 2014 alone is interesting enough after an unofficial adjustment.
The Sun Path Products NSL News mentioned yesterday that the three 0-pointers for Shinobi in the last three rounds were not caused by exit funnels, video malfunctions or missing the jump plane. Shinobi accepted the 0-pointers as the better choice than dropping completely off the leaderboard.