Did you know that Janine Tillenburg is Gamma Ray's new Point?
posted: Apr 30th, 2013 The NSL News reported on 1 April 2013 that Germany has a 4way vacuum to be filled this year after the national 4way team of the past years, Paratec-Saar, announed to discontinue with training and competition. The same story covered a training camp of the new EADS lineup who plan to fill the vacuum. The EADS placed 2nd at the German Nationals last year and are probably the top contender for this year's 4way title.
Gamma Ray Kassel took the 3rd place at the German Nationals 2012 and has good chances to move up in the rankings,... (more)
Did you know that Caroline Layne picks up 4way where her brother James left it in 1992?
posted: Apr 29th, 2013 "David Layne was an old friend of Jim West's from England who had moved to Xenia a few years earlier with his wife Rira, eight-year-old son James, and six-year-old daughter Carolina. The Layne family had been a presence on the drop zone for a few years before I actually took it over. The Greene County Sport Parachute Club was a family business with a club atmosphere back then, and like other members of the "club", the Laynes contributed to keeping the place moving."
"I had become very close with Rita, David, and their kids. Once i started running it, the drop zone became the Green County Skydiving... (more)
Did you know that SDC Rhythm XP had a strong showing at the World Challenge 2013?
posted: Apr 28th, 2013 The NSL News continues with the video coverage of the Top 10 at the World Challenge 2013 and now features SDC Rhythm XP from the judging perspective.
It was Rhythm's fourth trip to Bedford where Janette and Steve Lefkowitz competed with Thiago Muradas and Rob Radez for the first time in 2010. Rhythm made it to the Top 10 at the first visit and finished with a 25.3 average, boosted by the traditional Super Sequence at that time.
Rhythm was back next year with the same lineup and finished in 5th place with a 25.7 average... (more)
Did you know that the World Challenge 2013 was also a Finland 4way Fest?
posted: Apr 27th, 2013 Finland has participated in the international NSL Network for many years. The Scandinavian country with a long winter and a short summer has a very small skydiving community, even though the Helsinki Parachuting Club is one of the biggest in the world. There is a simple reason for that. Helsinki is the country's capital city, and roughly 25% of the population live in or around Helsinki.
Rovaniemi is approx. 560 miles (900 kilometers) north of Helsinki, and the winters are even much longer right at the polar circle. On the other hand, it hardly gets dark at night at all for a few weeks in the... (more)
Did you know that the weather in North Carolina was not better than in Florida?
posted: Apr 26th, 2013 Last weekend's weather was not much better in the Carolinas than it was in Florida. The same weather front kept teams and competitors away from the meet locations and made it difficult for any present teams to get in the air.
Carolina Skydiving League director Laura Dickmeyer, Golden Knights member and silver medalist in the female 4way category of the Mondial Dubai 2012, reported that the winds were too unpredictable, and the meet was called early.
However, TSC Vertigo had scheduled an 8way training camp for the... (more)
Did you know that the Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship had an international AA Class competition?
posted: Apr 25th, 2013 The Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship 2013 included an AA Class competition, as well. Three teams signed up for this category and had a great competition over six rounds.
It was an international competition, as Pari-Passu was the second team from the Netherlands (Cool Runnings - AAA Class) who concluded a spring training camp in DeLand with the meet test at the end. Home team DeLand DeLand and Teiwaz represented the Florida Skydiving League.
The three teams finished within 11 points after six rounds, and Teiwaz with... (more)