Did you know that the Ranch Skydiving League set another new participation record? posted: Jul 24th, 2008 The Ranch Skydiving League set a new participation record last weekend. Eight teams competed in three competition classes, and there was actually a 9th team ready to go. Jack's Team had an injury and a video malfunction on the first jump and had to withdraw. Other missing RSL teams were the Demo Divas and Spanakopita who will hopefully be back for the next meet, as RSL Director Robert Schuyler reported.
He said that the weather was very good: "There were only some gusty winds which prevented our one Rookie team from completing the meet." He provided an overview of the complete meet action in... (more)
Did you know that Jim Rees was judging at the Ranch while Mass Defiance competed in Raeford? posted: Jun 23rd, 2008 The NSL News will begin with the follow up of the Paraclete XP Money Meet 2008 very soon, including a lot of meet videos.
In the meantime, last weekend's scores from several events at different locations in the USA and Europe are still coming in and are being added to the new leaderboard. The latest update came from the Blue Sky Ranch.
One judge of a new generation of USPA judges, which includes top and former competitors as Christy Frikken, Chris Farina, Steve Miller, was making his first meet experiences at the second RSL meet of the 2008 season. (more)
Did you know that the Ranch started with a new attendance record? posted: May 29th, 2008 The expectations of the Ranch Skydiving League's new director, Ranch Fallout member Bob Schuyler, were fully met at last weekend's season opener in Gardiner. Seven teams attended the first RSL competition of the 2008 season. Five teams was the highest number of teams at a meet in 2007, and the new record attendance came already at the very beginning of this season.
In fact, it happened only once since 2003, in August 2006, that seven 4-way teams competed at a Ranch Skydiving League competition. RSL Director Bob Schuyler was happy with the turnout, even though the expected Rookie Class teams... (more)
Did you know that the Ranch Skydiving League prepares for the season opener? posted: May 22nd, 2008 Two more US leagues will be launching their 2008 season this upcoming weekend, the Ranch Skydiving League and the Mideast Skydiving League.
The Ranch Skydiving League has focused on the Rookie Class participation this year, as the NSL News story on 19 March 2008 already reported. Two windtunnel camps were well attended and RSL Director Robert Schuyler hopes that many of them will join the 4-way community and attend the meets this year:
"The Ranch graduated over 70 students last year. Our team is organizing and giving free coaching for the rookies at Skyventure NH during the tunnel camps."... (more)
Did you know that Ranch Pulse has a chance to make history this year? posted: Jun 5th, 2007 The NSL News goes back to the meet weekend on May 26. The Ranch Skydiving League had its season opener at the Blue Sky Ranch, and RSL Director Roger Cunha has provided one meet video of each team.
Two of the four teams that competed in May came back from the RSL 2006 season. Ranch Fusion competed in the AA Class last year and signed up for the same competition class for 2007. Fusion 2006 had posted 8.5 and 8.8 averages at the two RSL meets the team attended in 2006 and finished the 10-round competition at the USPA Nationals 2006 with a 10.3 average. (more)
Did you know that the Ranch Skydiving League prepares its comeback in 2006? posted: Feb 10th, 2006 The NSL News story on January 19 reported that the New England Skydiving League plans a comeback for the 2006 season, directed by Beth Murray and supported by team Mass Defiance.
It was a coincidence that Christine Kelley of the Blue Sky Ranch contacted the NSL headquarters almost at exactly the same time and laid out plans to re-activate the Ranch Skydiving League. She explained that the interest in 4-way has come back at the Ranch after a few slower years:
"Basically, the last few years have been fairly low key with Formation Skydiving. We continued to have teams, but nothing was very much... (more)