Did you know that Arizona Airspeed is not recruiting from SDC Rhythm XP this time? posted: Jun 9th, 2016 The recent Arizona Airspeed update was not only good news for the U.S. 4-way champion of the past nine years, who will most likely add the 10th consecutive USPA title to their collection later this year and after the Mondial 2016.
It will be the 6th USPA 4-way gold medal for Thomas Hughes, who will be forwarding his Outside Center slot to successor Ari Perelman after the USPA Nationals 2016. Only Mark Kirkby has collected more USPA 4-way gold medals - 16 of them since Arizona Airspeed's first 4-way title in 1994. Thomas Hughes ties the other three original Airspeed members (Jack Jefferies, Dan... (more)
Did you know that last weekend's combined SCSL/MWSL leaderboard includes prominent names? posted: Jun 8th, 2016 Last weekend featured the first combined leaderboard of the year. There have been earlier weekends where different leagues and events were scheduled for the same dates. Unfortunately, the weather interfered too much at the different locations, and no combined leaderboard could be produced so far.
The weather was far from perfect last weekend, as well, as a good number of scores are missing. However, it was good enough at Skydive Perris and Skydive Chicago for at least one common round in all four categories.
In fact, it was only AAA Class team CSC Survival Instinct who did not get beyond... (more)
Did you know that the Indoor Cloud League features two different leaderboards for the first time? posted: Jun 7th, 2016 The month of May brought an exciting change to the Indoor Cloud League. It was the first time that two different leaderboards separated the teams in the 12-foot flying chambers from the others in the larger wind tunnels.
The separation offers the teams the new opportunity to learn and practice more block techniques of the complete dive pool and compete on a broader level. In fact, there are only two blocks (1,13) that are not included in the monthly Indoor Cloud League sequences for the AAA Class teams in the larger flying chambers.
Logically, there are also two BEST OF THE MONTH videos with... (more)
Did you know that Ari Perelman will be the new Airspeed member? posted: Jun 6th, 2016 It is nothing new that Thomas Hughes, Arizona Airspeed member between 2011 and 2016, plans to step back from active training and competition at the end of this year. The Sun Path Products NSL News posted the news on December 21st, after he had announced his plans at the Clash of Champions 2015.
It is also normal Airspeed procedure that the team negotiates the new lineups early and announces new members long before they start training and competing. The newest member, Mikhail Markine, was officially introduced to the 4-way world in January 2016 for the slot that would open up after the USPA Nationals... (more)
Did you know that Pangaea is officially sanctioned as Denmark's national team at the Mondial 2016? posted: Jun 5th, 2016 The Sun Path Products NSL News update on May 10th had covered Denmark's annual DFU Cup and the qualification of the country's national team in 4-way AAA/Women, Valkyria, for the Mondial 2016.
The same story mentioned that the winner of the DFU Cup 2016, Pangaea, was not officially sanctioned yet as Denmark's national team in 4-way AAA/Open.
The story on May 21st followed up with the news that Denmark's national 4-way Open Class team at the FAI World Meet in Prostejov 2014, VAF Warriors, who are also still the reigning national champions, would represent Denmark at the FAI Indoor World Cup... (more)
Did you know that 4mula launched the team's 2016 season with a 17.2 average? posted: Jun 4th, 2016 The Sun Path Products NSL News posted an internal UK leaderboard of the AAA Class competition at the World Challenge 2016 on May 26th, while the British 4-way teams had already launched their 2016 outdoor season successfully a few weeks earlier.
Skydive Langar hosted the first meet of the United Kingdom Skydiving League (UKSL) on the May 7 weekend, and a total of 23 teams used the first opportunity for serious competition practice and 4-way outdoor fun.
The meet was scheduled for six rounds, and the Sun Path Products NSL News has only the competition draw for the AAA Class competition available.... (more)
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