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Did you know that multipe 8-way world champion Nikolay Sukharnikov lost his life in a car accident in December?
posted: Feb 20th, 2017 The Sun Path Products NSL News had to cover sad news on 4 May 2015. Nikolay Vylegzhanin, member of Russia's national 4-way and 8-way Barkli lineups at the FAI World Meet 2014 in Prostejov, had died in a BASE jump accident shortly after the competition in the Czech Republic. Bad luck continued for Russia's Formation Skydiving community, and especially for the same 8-way team. Nikolay Sukharnikov was one of Nikolay Vylegzhanin's 8-way team mates in Prostejov, and together they had won the 8-way silver medals for Russia. He lost his life in a car crash on December 16th last year. He was on his... (more)

Did you know that Florida's ICL competitors are getting ready for the WTL March meet?
posted: Feb 19th, 2017 iFLY Tampa's new Indoor Cloud League team followed up on the first participation in January and posted a full set of six scores and videos last Thursday for February's 14+ leaderboard. Several of the participants in Tampa had attended ICL events in iFLY Orlando's flying chamber before, which did not allow two of the blocks that were drawn for February's 14+ sequences. Block 4 (Monopod - Monopod) was in the A Class sequence, and the AAA/AA Class teams took on Block 8 (Canadian T - Canadian T) for the first time. The complete AAA/AA Class lineup at iFLY Tampa is new to AAA/Open Class competition,... (more)

Did you know that Weembi's signature lineup has not competed at the World Challenge yet?
posted: Feb 17th, 2017 The recent preview of the World Challenge 2017 included the list of teams that were already registered at this point in time, and it was history a few days later after several more teams signed up. The Sun Path Products NSL News will soon follow up with the new field. NMP PCH HayaBusa and Weembi Lille are still on the top of the current power ranking, which is not going to change. Even Arizona Airspeed would not be able to interfere with the top positions, as the U.S. national team has to offer "only" 30.5 as the highest indoor average. Airspeed is neither traveling to Bedford nor to the... (more)

Did you know that more FS Superwomen pursue the ultimate goals?
posted: Feb 16th, 2017 Did you know that there has been only one Superwoman in Formation Skydiving competition in the history of the sport so far? There have been several Supermen who have won gold medals at FAI World Championships of Formation Skydiving in different events (4-way and 8-way), including several Airspeed celebrities and French world champions, all of them topped by Mathieu Bernier who did it at the same event in Menzelinsk 2010. The only female Formation Skydiving competitor who has ever achieved winning both a 4-way (2008) and an 8-way gold medal (2004) is Eliana Rodriguez. On top of that, she also... (more)

Did you know that the team field for the World Challenge 2017 begins to take shape?
posted: Feb 15th, 2017 This is the time of the year when the 4-way field for the World Challenge begins to take shape. The event has been the unofficial indoor world championship for many years, even though FAI/IPC has now created its own indoor world cups and world meets. This year's event is not only the grande finale of the 4-way duel between NMP PCH HayaBusa and Weembi Lille for the indoor top spot in the world, unless both teams qualify for the FAI Indoor World Meet at SkyVenture Montreal in October. HayaBusa and Weembi will complete their third showdown within two months in Bedford. The Belgian world champions... (more)

Did you know that Dallas 350 is back with Christy Frikken and Chris Farina?
posted: Feb 14th, 2017 The Sun Path Products NSL News reported on February 2nd that former Dallas 350 member Amanda Lampton has joined a new all-female team with the goal to qualify as the U.S. national team in 4-way Women. The same story mentioned that Dallas 350 did not have any plans for the 2017 season. The Dallas 350 situation has changed in the meantime in many ways. There are serious plans for the 2017 season, while the lineup has changed dramatically. Only Scott Levy will come back for Dallas 350, and he has three new team mates, plus a new 350 videographer. Former 350 member Scott Latinis has taken the... (more)

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