Did you know that the Vertical Vixens with Eliana Rodriguez made the headlines on 31 December 1998? posted: Dec 31st, 2021 The beautiful photo featured on the NSL front page is a Stairstep Diamond, which the Vertical Vixens pulled from a Twin Otter a couple of weeks ago. Tony Hathaway made the shot while filming a training jump.
The Vertical Vixens is a very new 4-way team from the team factory at Skydive City in Zephyrhills. All team members are women, and they are new to 4-way Formation Skydiving training and competition. Only team videographer Jack Larrison is male, and it's his first filming project, as well.
The Vertical Vixens were local recreational jumpers at Skydive City before Rachel Vivier and Cathi... (more)
Did you know that the Synchronicity story continued until 2006? posted: Feb 23rd, 2021 The most recent NSL Live Talk conversation, anchored by Joey Jones and posted on February 17th, covered the beginnings of the 4-way Women category at FAI/ISC events. The first separate 4-way Women leaderboard at a World Championship of Formation Skydiving was added in Spain 2001.
The guests at the NSL Live Talk, Eliana Rodriguez and Lena Jones, both competed at the first test events and at the first world meet. Eliana Rodriguez won the first FAI gold medals with Synchronicity, Lena Jones was the alternate for the bronze medal winner from Sweden, 4 Pleasure.
NSL Live Talk anchor Joey Jones... (more)
Did you know that the complete original Rhythm lineup met at the Shamrock Showdown 2006? posted: Jul 13th, 2020 The recent NSL News updates from the archives, including video footage of interviews and competition jumps, were always connecting events of the past with current events. The Shamrock Showdown 2006 was one of the high-profile competitions that created similar connections.
The interview with 4-way world champions Natasha Montgomery and Gary Smith, which was posted on July 8th, related to the same event. Their team DeLand Fire would win 4-way gold medals five months later at the FAI World Meet 2006.
The same Shamrock Showdown 2006 was a remarkable 4-way competition and had many different connections... (more)
Did you know that Natasha Montgomery and Gary Smith discussed the Shamrock Showdown 2006 on NSL Live Talk? posted: Jul 8th, 2020 The NSL News has used the interruption of Formation Skydiving competition events by the corona virus crisis to catch up with interviews that were recorded long ago and hibernated in the archives. There is also a lot of additional video footage waiting that has not been published on SKYLEAGUE.COM yet.
The recently published NSL News interviews were not recorded on video and can only be found in writing on the NSL News pages. However, there are other interviews that took place in front of the NSL-TV camera, and they still have not been available for reviews on the NSL-TV channel on YouTube.
Did you know that the June leaderboards are the first ones with identical indoor and outdoor sequences? posted: Jun 24th, 2020 One more team added scores and videos to the current NSL outdoor leaderboard for the month of June. It was ZEAL of the Florida Skydiving League who made the AA Class competition even more interesting. Teams from California, Arizona and Florida created a colorful mixture from across the United States after a corona crisis restart for dropzones and windtunnels in parts of the country.
It is also a very competitive AA Class leaderboard, as all four participating teams were close to each other, and three of them posted highscores for single rounds. Only the Rave Monsters from Perris finished without... (more)
Did you know that NSL Live Talk continues with an online conversation with SDC Rhythm XP? posted: Apr 24th, 2020 The NSL Live Talk series of online interviews continues with SDC Rhythm XP, the reigning U.S. outdoor champions and national team in 4-way Open for the FAI World Meet 2020.
As all other teams, the members spend the current meantime at their homes and with their families. JaNette and Steve Lefkowitz attended the online meeting at their house in Sebastian, Florida. Andrew Happick and Doug Barron were back in South Carolina near Chester, where they grew up with their families and in skydiving.
Andrew Starr is in North Carolina, where he is still on duty for the U.S. Army, even though the Golden... (more)