Did you know that Arizona Airspeed have the home advantage next week? posted: Oct 23rd, 2021 It's time to switch focus in the direction of the biggest 4-way and 8-way competition in the world, which has already begun at Skydive Arizona. The USPA Nationals 2021 are back on the west coast of the United States, after two years on the east coast, first at Chicagoland Skydiving in 2018, followed by Skydive Paraclete XP in 2019.
The 4-way VFS teams are in the middle of their competition. As usual, SDC Core run away from the U.S. field of three teams, after winning the FAI world meet title over three other teams at the FAI Tanay Mondial 2020. The top team on the VFS Advanced Class leaderboard,... (more)
Did you know that Bitches From Hell went from indoor A Class to outdoor AAA competition? posted: Oct 21st, 2021 The NSL News explained on April 28th how the Polish Flyspot Liga adopted the indoor competition format of the National Skydiving League and used it internally for the events that used to be live for the Polish 4-way teams at the same competition site and at the same time.
The implications of the corona virus crisis initiated the changes of the format in all areas of the NSL Network to offer logistics that would make it easier for competitions still to take place. The Polish 4-way teams began to use the same competition draw for meets at different Flyspot windtunnels, and they had a longer time... (more)
Did you know that Oceanside AtomiX reverse the previous team announcement? posted: Oct 20th, 2021 It was less than two week ago when the NSL News reported that the German 4-way champion team of 2019, Oceanside AtomiX, announced their continuation of the team project until at least the national championships next year.
Things have changed in the meantime, and team speaker Peter Ingenhaag now informed the team supporters and the public that the recent announcement had to be corrected. He posted that AtomiX withdraws from 4-way training and competition and that the team members may go their own ways from here on forward.
He provided an emotional overview of the nine years that the team needed... (more)
Did you know that 8-way scores were higher than ever with five female competitors? posted: Oct 19th, 2021 The 8-way competition at the FAI Tanay Mondial 2020 generated the extremely exciting situation that was expected and anticipated, even though it was matching the lowest participation in the history of Formation Skydiving competition since 1985. The total number of six 8-way teams was the same as in the first year after introducing the current dive pool and draw system in 1985.
The actual scoring numbers confirm the highest quality of 8-way competition this year in Tanay. The three teams in the medal positions (Airspeed XP8 - France - Tanay) combined for a 23.1 average after the seven completed... (more)
Did you know that the Swedish indoor competition videos feature Echochamber's previous lineup in action? posted: Oct 18th, 2021 The NSL News update after the Swedish indoor Nationals 2021 pointed out how the lineups of the three AAA Class teams went through their respective personnel changes. NSL-TV now follows up with the competition videos of the indoor event.
National team Echochamber Oceanside transitioned from outdoor to indoor training and competition with two different lineups. The video of the outdoor championship is featuring new member Ann-Marie Jarzebowski in her point slot that she is filling for original member Johan Edvall. The indoor videos are then featuring Johan Edvall back in the point slot that he... (more)
Did you know that Andre Van Heerden can still win USPA Advanced Class gold a decade later? posted: Oct 17th, 2021 The story of the USPA Advanced Class champion of 2011 was actually not complete, even though the amazing continuation of Spaceland Lite and the team's individual team members was covered quite comprehensively.
There was another missing piece in the interesting story of 2011, which was a part of the series that has explained the history of this USPA category and introduced the annual winners since 1998. The next USPA Advanced Class champions will win their 2021 medals in only a few weeks.
The missing piece was the situation of the U.S. team that had finished on top of the Advanced Class leaderboard,... (more)