Did you know that the World Challenge 2015 includes the 10-year anniversary for David and Andy Grauwels?
posted: Feb 12th, 2015 269 different 4-way teams have been entered into the SKYLEAGUE.COM database for participation in one single event, the annual World Challenge at Bodyflight Bedford, over an 8-year time period. There are surely several competitors who have appeared in different lineups over the years, however, it is a very impressive number.
Host Paul Mayer launched the event with 12 teams in 2006 and invited the Sun Path Products NSL News to cover the World Challenge for the first time in 2007 when 18 teams competed. The first live coverage from Bedford and the aftermath of the 2007 event resulted in the biggest... (more)
Did you know that last weekend's 50-pointer was the highest 4-way score since 2011?
posted: Feb 10th, 2015 It has been almost four years since a 4-way team posted the last 50-pointer or higher at a competition.
It happened at the last World Challenge where host Paul Mayer had a mandatory Super Sequence as a part of the 10-round meet in Bedford. Six teams scored 50 points or higher for one of the fastest sequences (H,M,Q,K,A) in modern history of indoor competition, and NMP-PCH Hayabusa had the highscore with a 65-pointer in Round 3.
It is not the unofficial indoor world record for a single round though. Perris Fury had posted a 66-pointer (J,M,E,D,L) a year earlier at the World Challenge, which... (more)
Did you know that the World Challenge 2015 promises exciting battles in all categories?
posted: Feb 9th, 2015 The registration process for the World Challenge 2015 is in full swing by now. The last update on 4 February 2015 was showing 32 teams, and the number of registered teams has gone up to 48 within five days.
The British ACM lineup (Hari Ganapathy, Debbie Lamsley, James Woods, Gareth Hicks) in the AAA Class is an interesting combination of competitors from different teams. Hari Ganapathy trained and competed with Raykipo last year. Debbie Lamsley was... (more)
Did you know that Perrine Sanchez and Julien Degen had a good warm-up session at Aerokart?
posted: Feb 8th, 2015 NMP-PCH Hayabusa member Dennis Praet and three Gavroche members (Clement Martin Saint Leon, Emmanuel Sarrazin, Julien Olek) were back in a flying chamber just two weeks after the completion of the Wind Games 2015.
This time, it was Aerokart in Paris, France, who invited 4-way teams to their annual competition, the Aerokart Challenge, and a total of 16 teams attended the event.
Neither Hayabusa nor Gavroche competed with their complete lineup. In fact, Dennis Praet was the only Hayabusa member of the current lineup... (more)
Did you know that the ChatterChicks will have one more word in the AA Class at the World Challenge 2014?
posted: Feb 4th, 2015 One of the teams that signed up early for the World Challenge 2015 are the ChatterChicks from Great Britain. This year's 10-year anniversary event will be the 3rd time for the ChatterChicks to compete in Bedford, and the all-female team will keep the progression through the categories in perfect order.
Sarah Ashworth, Tanya Burton, Robynne Haynes and Vikki Poulton started with an 11.3 average in the Rookie Class at the World Challenge 2013. The same lineup then posted a 17.4 average in the A Class a year later. They... (more)
Did you know that a different 4-way equation brings SDC Rhythm XP into the picture?
posted: Feb 2nd, 2015 The 5th Dubai International Parachuting Championship 2014 and the Wind Games 2015 did not really have that much in common. The event in Dubai is an outdoor competition for the teams who could still not get enough of 4-way and other events at the end of the season, while the Wind Games indoor meet follows soon and very early in the new year.
Both events are neither drawing the best teams in the world nor many national teams to the same location... (more)