Did you know that FAI/ISC Committee Chair Mark "Stretch" Szulmayer is asking for feedback? posted: May 24th, 2020 The recent NSL Live Talk conversations during the corona virus crisis zoomed in mostly on teams and competitors in countries across the skydiving world. There were a few exceptions when the NSL News was covering topics related to rules and regulations caused by the pandemic and its implications.
USPA's Director of Competition, Steve Hubbard, provided his feedback on April 29th. InTime operators Claire King and Dirk Venter explained their situation and their omnipresent position in the sport from South Africa on May 17th. Several conversations with team coaches were more directly related to the... (more)
Did you know that NSL Live Talk replaced outdoor training for Out of the Blue on Friday? posted: May 23rd, 2020 The next NSL Live Talk update came from the Netherlands, where national 4-way team Out of the Blue are waiting out the corona virus crisis. The complete lineup met with the NSL News online on Friday to discuss the current situation.
The team members provided overviews of their own competition career and explained how the current Out of the Blue lineup came together. Mandy Feijen, Mechie Voermans, Bart Daenen and Ralf Pijnenburg attended their first meet at the Belgian Indoor Nationals 2018. Team videographer Leon van Leeuwen was filming the team for the first time at the Tomscat Trophy 2019.
Did you know that the French perspective was the missing piece between 2001 and 2003? posted: May 21st, 2020 The recent NSL News updates of events in the past and from the unpublished archives of the time period between the world meets in 2001 and 2003 covered mostly the U.S. teams on their way to the qualification for the 2003 event at the USPA Nationals 2002, where the Golden Knights eventually upset Airspeed Vertical's reigning 4-way world champions of 2001 and DeLand Majik both.
The DeLand Norgies, FAI bronze medalists of 2001, were also a part of the same 4-way history, which was presented by interviews with some of the team members that had not been published earlier.
There is a missing piece... (more)
Did you know that you should "see the point, feel the tail and trust the outside center"? posted: May 20th, 2020 There are a lot of contemporary topics to cover, despite the worldwide break for Formation Skydiving competition, due to the corona virus crisis. SDC Rhythm XP's change in the lineup was the most recent breaking news, and the latest event update came from Europe, where the ESL Championship was finally canceled and rescheduled for 2021.
However, the NSL News will continue to fill in any news gaps with unpublished information from the past to present the history of Formation Skydiving competition since 1985 as completely as possible. This time, original Airspeed Vertical member Neal Houston is... (more)
Did you know that Christy Frikken is back in her SDC Rhythm XP slot of 2013 - 2015? posted: May 19th, 2020 The recent NSL News visit at Paraclete XP included several updates of the best U.S. teams in Formation Skydiving competition. The coverage from Raeford began with a NSL Live Talk interview on May 10th where Golden Knights team captain Andrew Starr explained that he will most likely not be able to continue with his inside center job for SDC Rhythm XP.
Next day, the NSL News covered the new XPG4 lineup, who will compete for the U.S. delegation at the indoor world meet in April next year. This NSL News day at Paraclete XP concluded with an Arizona Airspeed update. Airspeed XP8 then started a 2-week... (more)
Did you know that NMP PCH HayaBusa joined NSL Live Talk from five different places? posted: May 18th, 2020 It was only March when NMP PCH HayaBusa's 4-way world champions were training at Skydive City, in preparation for the FAI Mondial Tanay 2020. The outdoor training camp took place before the cancellation and rescheduling of the next outdoor world meet.
Nobody knew by then that it would also be the last time that the HayaBusa members would spend time together in person. Shortly after their returning to Belgium the restrictions of the corona virus crisis were set in place, and they have not met each other live ever since.
New member Michele Silvi then asked for permission to visit his family... (more)