Did you know that the UK meet experience helped to win the ESL Spirit for the 2nd time?
posted: Sep 22nd, 2014 The ESL Championship 2014 was successfully concluded after eight rounds. Not much changed after the first six rounds on Friday, and the four teams from Great Britain made sure that the ESL Spirit sword went to their homeland for the 2nd time.
Bodyflight Aero (A Class) and Perpetual Chaos (Rookie Class) maintained their top spots and received 10 ESL points each. A Class team Entropy added 6 ESL points for the 3rd place, and Vultures 4 Mayhem finished off the other delegations with their 5th place in the AAA Class for... (more)
Did you know that the UK delegation is on top after Round 6 at the ESL Championship?
posted: Sep 20th, 2014 The ESL Championship is now in full swing in Teuge, Netherlands. The 23 teams completed six rounds on Friday, the first day of the competition.
Once again, the host has more teams registered than the other delegations from seven different countries, and the Dutch delegation can take the advantage of it by scoring with teams in all four categories. However, the Dutch Rookie Class teams actually put the Netherlands in 2nd place in the competition for the ESL Spirit, which goes to the delegation with the highest number... (more)
Did you know that Germany has a 3-team delegation at the ESL Championship 2014 this weekend?
posted: Sep 18th, 2014 The Golden Knights continued their Formation Skydiving dominance in the traditional events at the USPA Nationals with the gold medals in 16-way and 10-way. Three sets of gold medals and the bronze medals in 4-way Open are exactly the same results for the US Army delegation as in 2013. In addition, another Golden Knights lineup also won the Advanced Class competition in VFS 4-way.
The meet action continues this weekend in Europe where 23 teams have signed up for this year's ESL Championship. The Teuge Skydiving Center in the Netherlands is the host.
Belgium has hosted the event in 2012 and... (more)
Did you know that Sean Sweeney's new Golden Knights lineup has raised the 8-way performance level?
posted: Sep 17th, 2014 Once again the Golden Knights did not have any serious 8-way competition at the USPA Nationals 2014 - just as it happened to be at the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving a few weeks ago.
However, the drama came in different ways this time at Skydive Chicago. The Golden Knights missed the first golden opportunity for a new world record in Round 4 at the world meet, but it came back in Round 8 at the nationals, as the Sun Path Products... (more)
Did you know that Joey Jones compared UK and USPA Nationals from Skydive Chicago?
posted: Sep 16th, 2014 The 8-way competition is on the way at the USPA Nationals 2014 after a complete weather day on Monday.
The Golden Knights seem to be ready to tackle the new competition draw with vengeance. The 26-pointer in Round 1 indicates that the world champions are ready to take on Eric Heinsheimer's 31-pointer of 1997. The sequence of Round 1 had three random formations and a block, the same situation as in Round 8.
Sequences of random formations are usually slower than the fast blocks of the 8-way dive pool, and Round 4... (more)
Did you know that the Golden Knights might have a new world record opportunity in Round 8?
posted: Sep 15th, 2014 The 8-way teams compete for the first time in three categories at the USPA Nationals 2014, the same way as the 4-way teams are organized (Open - Advanced - Intermediate). 4-way Women had officially a separate leaderboard, but no team registered for this category, and the Golden Knights competed in the Open Class.
USPA and IPC have no gender separation in 8-way, and Perris Moxie is at least one all-female team who will also compete together with the boys. USPA's new Advanced Class category in 8-way has not brought... (more)