Did you know that the Advanced Class competition at the USPA Nationals was a gold medal duel?
posted: Oct 14th, 2014 The Advanced Class competition for the gold medals at the USPA Nationals 2014 was actually a duel between two teams whose lineups were very similar to each other.
Both teams had members in the lineups who have competed in USPA's Open Class competition at previous national championships. Dallas 350 members Scott Latinis and Ron Hill are two highly experienced 4-way competitors, who were player coaches this year for Lucas King and Scott Levy.
The Misfits had Open Class competitors Rodney Cruce and Gilles Dutrisac... (more)
Did you know that Dubai Asaar Black was the first Arabian team in the world meet finals?
posted: Oct 1st, 2014 Dubai's team project in Formation Skydiving competition has now completed its 4th year after former Arizona Airspeed members Eliana Rodriguez and Craig Girard moved to the Arabian Emirates in 2011 to get the project on its way.
It was not an easy road for the coaches, even though the available resources allowed them to do many things that are out of reach for other teams. They have to recruit their competitors from a very small group of skydivers, and there are frequent changes in the lineups.
However, the project reached a peak point this year at the FAI... (more)
Did you know that Voodoo's UK lineup outscored the USPA lineup?
posted: Sep 25th, 2014 The AAA Class field at the UK Nationals 2014 included a new team - even though it was not really new. Voodoo had attended several national championships in Great Britain before (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013). However, Voodoo was the South African national 4-way team at those events and competed as a guest team.
This year, Vana and Dennis Parker and David Sumter had officially retired as the South African national team after having been living in Great Britain for several years. In fact, they were now eligible to win the... (more)
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)