Did you know that Arizona Airspeed does not support the proposed change of Block 10?
posted: Dec 27th, 2014 A week has gone by since the Sun Path Products NSL News reported plans to change Block 10 (Diamond - Bunyip) on 20 December 2014 and followed up on 21 December 2014. The participation in the poll has tripled ever since, while the results are still very similar compared to the first reactions a day after the first article. There is a significant majority opposed to any changes of Block 10.
Additional feedback came from France, where national coach Jeremie Rollett... (more)
Did you know that Germany's Airbus lineup might have double duties in 2016 too?
posted: Dec 26th, 2014 The Sun Path Products NSL News reported on 18 December 2014 that the Dutch 4-way champion and national team has made plans for two years of double duties, in 4-way with M4trix and in 8-way with M8trix.
It's not only the Dutch team that will most likely represent the Netherlands in both events. It seems like Germany has a very similar situation, probably just on a higher scoring level. Airbus Munchen won the German Nationals 2014 without any serious... (more)
Did you know that Satori might be back back next year with a very strong XL lineup?
posted: Dec 26th, 2014 A very interesting situation develops slowly and carefully, literally, in the United Kingdom.
It is exactly a 9-month development and will end when Julia Swallow, Satori's Center Outside, has delivered her baby. She was pregnant during the UK Nationals 2014, as the minutes of the BPA (British Parachute Association) Council Meeting on 7 October 2014 confirmed: "Satori had not been able to compete in the Nationals, as a team member... (more)
Did you know that France can expect an interesting internal 4-way race in the next two years?
posted: Dec 24th, 2014 The Sun Path Products NSL News explained during the aftermath of the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014 that the results for France in the 4-way Open Class were disappointing.
It turned out that the 4th place for Volt'R was the first time in history that France did not win a medal in this category. The two years for Mathieu Bernier, Julien Degen, Pierre Emmanuel Balages and Damien Gouriou, still with Olivier Hennaff on camera, did not bring the expected results.
Mathieu Bernier and Julien Degen had... (more)
Did you know that world meet competitors of 2014 may represent another country in 2016?
posted: Dec 23rd, 2014 The rule book of Formation Skydiving competition has always been a topic for the Sun Path Products NSL News.
It was not only the dive pool and its changes over the years that were important enough to bring those topics to the attention of the audience and the skydiving competition community. Other parts of the FAI Sporting Code also have their impact on the actual competition and the scores and the rankings at the major events.
One of those topics has been the eligibility of competitors for their national teams.... (more)
Did you know that DNR's original lineup took back the unofficial US amateur title this year?
posted: Dec 22nd, 2014 The performance of the best unofficial amateur teams in the world has been a topic for the Sun Path Products NSL News for several years.
Thunder ISR took the top position in the world a few years ago and has defended it successfully year by year. The story in the USA began with Mass Defiance who won the USPA Advanced Class gold medals in 2005, moved up into the Open Class and continued to improve the scoring average year by year without changing into a full time team.
Brian Stephens, James Rees, John Silva and Ben Liston, with Steve "Scuba" Feldman on camera eventually posted a 19.3 average... (more)