Did you know that Germany has a 4way vacuum to be filled this year?
posted: Apr 1st, 2013 Paratec-Saar, the German national 4way team at the Mondial Dubai 2012, Paratec-Saar, had walked away once again with the German national 4way title last year. The same original lineup of 2007 (Markus Bastuck - Center Inside, Dieter Schwarz - Center Outside, Max Thiele - Point, Jörn Thiele - Tail, Alexander "Dude" Hau - Camera) dominated 4way competition in Germany ever since and has now disbanded.
The same five 4way competitors have also won the German 8way titles in the same time period, even though the 8way lineup... (more)
Did you know that Brazil's Ladies First followed Anima's 2012 pattern?
posted: Mar 31st, 2013 It was no surprise that Canada's national 4way team Evolution won the $400 cash for Round 8 after handicap at the Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship 2013. Evolution's 20-pointer was also the sole highscore for the third round of the annual Shamrock Showdown Skins Game before handicap, which shows that it would be very difficult for all other teams to keep up for this $400 skin. Evolution won this round easily after handicap (21.49 - 20.67) with a.team4way in 2nd place.
Round 9 also had a clear winner of the next $400.... (more)
Did you know that Florida posted a new Indoor Cloud highscore at iFLY Orlando?
posted: Mar 30th, 2013 The Florida Skydiving League group for the March competition of the Indoor Cloud League posted a new total highscore this week with 133 points for the six sequences at iFLY Orlando.
The highest total was 128 points so far, which was also scored by the Florida group in December 2012 and gave the FSL competitors the edge (3 - 2) for the 2012 season over the Northwest Skydiving League at iFLY Seattle.
The 2013 season of the Indoor Cloud League began with a 1-point race in January (94 - 93) to the advantage of Florida, and the Northwest fought... (more)
Did you know that the World Challenge 2013 features the first Arabian indoor showdown?
posted: Mar 29th, 2013 The story of Formation Skydiving competition on the Arab Peninsula began for the NSL News realistically when Eliana Rodriguez and Craig Girard moved to Dubai after the World Meet 2010 in Menzelinsk, Russia, where they competed with Arizona Airspeed for the USA.
This move also launched an athletic rivalry between Dubai, one of the seven United Arab Emirates, and neighbor Qatar, which has brought a lot of additional activities and excitement to the skydiving world.
However, even the NSL News records go further back in time, and the first 4way showdown between teams from the UAE and Qatar was... (more)
Did you know that the new French 8way lineup is in training action this week?
posted: Mar 28th, 2013 The NSL News reported on 31 January 2013 that France has a 50% makeover in 4way and followed up with an introduction of the two new team members on 9 February 2013.
French national coach Jeremie Rollett, himself 8way world champion of 2006 and 2008 and 4way world champion of 2010, also explained earlier this year that he will take his time to develop a good plan for the future of French 8way competition. France had won three consecutive 8way gold medals in 2006,... (more)
Did you know that SDC Rhythm XP won the $400 Skin for Round 7?
posted: Mar 27th, 2013 The second $400 cash prize in the Shamrock Showdown Skins Game of the Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship 2013 went to SDC Rhythm XP after Sunny Wind from Russia had won Round 6 after handicap.
The Top 5 teams were closer together than in any other round of the competition with a difference of only one single point, which played out to the advantage of Rhythm. Barkli and Arizona Airspeed were tied in 1st place after Round 6 and both did not have a handicap. Evolution and Thunder were ahead of Rhythm, which gave Rhythm... (more)