Did you know that Andy Grauwels' NSL Profile follows a day later?
posted: Dec 25th, 2015 It would not be fair to hold back Andy Grauwels' NSL Profile for more than a day after publishing his brother David's career story first. Naturally, they have so much in common, and every story about Hayabusa would be almost identical on both NSL Profile pages.
As Andy and David Grauwels' skydiving career story is mostly related to Hayabusa, the big question is what the main differences between the two brothers and their experiences and perspectives actually are.
There is more to it than different ages and different slots in the Hayabusa linups. The new NSL Profile of Andy Grauwels provides... (more)
Did you know that David Grauwels has the first Belgian NSL Profile?
posted: Dec 24th, 2015 NMP PCH Hayabusa is the reigning indoor and outdoor 4-way world champion. Brothers David and Andy Grauwels founded the team in 2003, together with Seven Ibens and Roy Janssen, and they were the first 4-way competitors in the modern history of Formation Skydiving competition since 1985 who took the gold medals and the William H. Ottley Sword for Formation Skydiving Competition - also known as the Excalibur - away from the French and US 4-way powerhouses.
David and Andy Grauwels are the only original team members, who are still training and competing for Hayabusa to defend the Belgian 4-way top... (more)
Did you know that the Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies are the strongest US Rookie Class team of 2015?
posted: Dec 23rd, 2015 There were still several teams in Florida who were eager enough to add the annual NSL Championship to the late part of the 2015 schedule. In fact, the event was probably the last 4-way outdoor competition of the year.
The weather did not cooperate very much at all when the first attempt took place on the November 21 weekend, and it did not get much better at the re-scheduled date on the December 19 weekend. Clouds and rain did not allow the teams to complete more than two rounds in November, strong winds on Saturday and clouds on Sunday caused the same trouble in December.
However, there... (more)
Did you know that the same Evolution lineup attended three 4-way events in Dubai?
posted: Dec 22nd, 2015 Canada's national 4-way team Evolution has never missed a round at any World Championship of Formation Skydiving since the team represented Canada for the first time in 2006. Eventually, the three Lemay brothers (Martin, Vincent, Benoit) won their first world meet 4-way Open Class medals with the 3rd place in Prostejov 2014, together with Katie Woods and videographer Jean Christophe Oumet.
The Lemay brothers also began to entertain themselves and impress the skydiving world when they decided to compete in 4-way VFS at the same time. They started with a 15.3 average in 4th place at the Mondial... (more)
Did you know that Airspeed's Thomas Hughes steps back at the end of the 2016 season?
posted: Dec 21st, 2015 The breaking news of SDC Rhythm XP's 2016 lineup, which was posted by the Sun Path Products NSL News yesterday, is not the end of updates related to the top level of 4-way competition in the United States.
The live streaming broadcast from the Clash of Champions 2015 included a conversation between Arizona Airspeed's Thomas Hughes and NMP PCH Hayabusa's David Grauwels, when the main anchors Regan Tetlow and Ged Parker both were not in Inflight Dubai's TV studio.
Thomas Hughes and David Grauwels commented the live judging of the 4-way Speed Battle and talked about team topics when there was... (more)
Did you know that the Rhythm and Turbo front pieces have joined forces?
posted: Dec 20th, 2015 SDC Rhythm XP is finishing the 2015 season as the third best 4-way team in the world, as the Sun Path Products NSL News reported on December 14th, and is in 5th place of the World Indoor Team Rankings at the end of the year.
Every year, Rhythm has moved up and closer to the world's top 4-way level while reducing the distance to the US top team, Arizona Airspeed. The Sun Path Products NSL News has followed the Rhythm progression year by year since the first lineup (JaNette Lefkowitz, Steve Lefkowitz, Laurent Beaudouin, Robert Chromy, with Kevin Nafzger on camera) started in 2007.
JaNette and... (more)