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Did you know that Monaco's 8way lineup brings back together two more former French world class competitors?
posted: Dec 2nd, 2013 The 8way competition of the 4th Dubai International Parachuting Championship 2013 is actually the only category with a battle for the medal positions, and it is close enough after four rounds to promise an exciting race until the meet is over. The battle is only within the medal positions, between Dubai Asaar, Monaco's 8way lineup and Tanay from Russia, as the German team Sudwest in 4th place is too far away by now to interfere. The three 8way powerhouses USA, France and Russia don't have their best 8way teams... (more)

Did you know that two Barkli members had flashbacks of a 2001 event after Round 5?
posted: Dec 2nd, 2013 No Formation Skydiving events were scheduled for Monday morning at the 4th Dubai International Parachuting Championship 2013. The 8way teams will come back in the afternoon and add another round or two, as they are one round behind the 4way teams at the moment. December 2nd is actually the independance day for the United Arab Emirates, and the emiratees celebrate for two days or even more. The day marks the separation from the British Protectorate Treaties and the unification of the seven emirates in 1971, including... (more)

Did you know that the second highest score of Round 5 came from the female 4way leaderboard?
posted: Dec 1st, 2013 The first half of the traditional 4way competition at the 4th Dubai International Parachuting Championship 2013 was completed easily today. NMP-PCH Hayabusa added an outstanding 29-pointer to the Belgian account in Round 5 and is still looking for competition and pressure. It did not come from Russia in Round 5. Barkli team captain Oleg Shalamykhin explained to the Sun Path Products NSL News that his team made exactly seven jumps since the World... (more)

Did you know that Sunday turned out to be a Hayabusa Reality TV day?
posted: Dec 1st, 2013 The 4way day at the 4th Dubai International Parachuting Championship 2013 begins with an NSL Reality TV video clip that features NMP-PCH Hayabusa with the complete turnaround of Round 3. The Sun Path Products NSL News followed the Belgian top contender from the team's tent to the creeper pad for the jump preparations and then to the boarding area. The Hayabusa feature story was briefly interrupted when one of the Arabian pet animals, a falcon, caught the attention of the Hayabusa members on the way to the boarding... (more)

Did you know that Craig Girard explained the Dubai Asaar situation on Sunday morning?
posted: Dec 1st, 2013 Sunday at the 4th Dubai International Parachuting Championship 2013 was scheduled for the 4way competition. Three more rounds will be completed today. However, the first Sunday update goes back to the 8way competition, as the Sun Path Products NSL News had the opportunity to speak with Craig Girard for a few minutes early in the morning. The 4way teams had to show up later in the morning, as the quiet hours of the early morning is the time when the Accuracy event takes place at the dropzone. Craig Girard is the first... (more)

Did you know that NMP-PCH Hayabusa came to Dubai with little training?
posted: Nov 30th, 2013 Dubai Asaar's takeover of the 8way leaderboard in Round 2 was not a random act. In fact, the young team copied the success in Round 3 and gains confidence round by round. It's a 3-point lead after Round 3, while Monaco and Tanay battle for the 2nd place at the moment. Coach Craig Girard is back in the active lineup after being only on the coaching end at the World Cup and the USPA Nationals this year. He had to step in when a team member tragically lost his life in a motorcycle accident right after coming back home from the trip to Skydive Chicago. Craig Girard was not surprised by the scores... (more)

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