Did you know that round two on May 21 was the slowest jump of the weekend? posted: Jun 7th, 2005 The new round of NSL-TV continues with the coverage of the May 21 meet weekend, the largest event in the history of the National Skydiving League. 81 teams still have their results posted on the NSL on-line scoreboard. Meet videos from four different leagues arrived at the NSL headquarters and can be shown on NSL-TV. (more)
Did you know that the new round of NSL-TV features last weekend's round one? posted: May 29th, 2005 Posting scores of the May 21 weekend, meet stories and other updates had high priority during the week following the record participation. 81 teams ended up on the scoreboard. There are many more stories to come. However, several meet tapes have arrived at the NSL headquarters, and it was time to edit and upload the first load of files for NSL-TV.
The coverage of the May 21 weekend begins with footage of the Florida, Mideast and Midwest Skydiving League. The NSL News already reported the events that surrounded the penalty situation at the Mideast Skydiving League event in Greene County with... (more)
Did you know that USPA responded quickly? posted: May 27th, 2005 The NSL News story on May 23 reported that there is a flaw in the penalty rules of the current version of USPA's Competition Manual. The last NSL Newsletter alerted teams and competitors in the U.S.A. about the problem, which was detected at last weekend's season opener of the Mideast Skydiving League.
The NSL headquarters communicated the situation with USPA's Chair of the Competition Committee, Marylou Laughlin, as well. USPA responded to the serious problem very quickly. Laughlin did not spend much time trying to find out what happened, she rather took action to fix the problem. (more)
Did you know that re-scoring broke the AA Class tie in the Mideast Skydiving League? posted: May 26th, 2005 As the day dawned clear and bright on May 21st, a total of seven teams began arriving at Skydive Greene County to kick off the 2005 season of the newly re-named Mideast Skydiving League. There were some known faces and some new ones this year.
In the Recreational Class, newcomers Foreplay would put forward a very nice day while enjoying themselves immensely. Their scores are especially credible since at least one member of the team had never jumped a tailgate prior to round one. Foreplay had no direct competition at this meet, but that is expected to change when all the members of DC3 are healthy... (more)
Did you know that there was confusion over the penalty rules at the MESL competition? posted: May 23rd, 2005 The NSL News mentioned earlier today that the teams competing at the season opener of the Mideast Skydiving League were confused about the current rules that regulate the penalty situation. In fact, the situation at Skydive Greene County was not only confusing for the teams and competitors, it was also challenging for the event judge and the meet director.
Deanne Hesterberg was the MESL event judge. She is a current USPA national judge for Formation Skydiving competition and naturally very familiar with the USPA Competition Manual. The latest 2005 version of the manual can be downloaded from... (more)