Did you know that Equal Pay 4 Women edged out Phoenix by 0.09 seconds in a jump-off round?
posted: Aug 6th, 2014 It is about time for the story of the biggest drama at the Hibaldstow Cup 2014 last weekend.
Equal Pay 4 Women (EP4W) won the AA Class competition by 0.09 seconds over Phoenix in the jump-off round. It was the first time this year that the new tie-breaking rules had to be applied. The earlier completion of the very last formation within working time wins the meet after the rule change in 2013.
EP4W would have won the gold medals according to the previous tie-breaking rules, as well, with the highest score of the meet in Round... (more)
Did you know that two DeLand Norgies had a 1-point battle at the national championships last week?
posted: Aug 5th, 2014 The story of the national championships in Norway is usually the story of the annual DeLand Norgies reunion, bronze medal winners at the world meets in 1999, 2001 and 2003.
It happened once again last week, even though it was not the original lineup with Carl-Erik Tuv in the tail slot. Former Polaris member Sissel Maria Finnseth substituted for Carl-Erik Tuv last year and was back in the same slot at this year's national championships in Voss.
The DeLand Norgies had their comeback in 2007, after the last world meet attendance in 2003, and have not missed any of the national championships... (more)
Did you know that both British national 4-way teams came out on top at the Hibaldstow Cup?
posted: Aug 4th, 2014 As every year, the Hibaldstow Cup is the last test for the British 4-way teams before the national championships, which will take place at the same location in a month.
This time, the popular event was also the final test for the two 4-way teams who will compete for the United Kingdom at the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014, Kaizen and Vision 99. In fact, the world meet in the Czech Republic is coming up sooner than the UK Nationals 2014, which are scheduled for the September 6 weekend.
Kaizen knew... (more)
Did you know that Monaco Vitalsea won the 8-way competition in France?
posted: Aug 3rd, 2014 The French 4-way teams completed two more rounds at their national championships for an 8-round meet. Artemis Saumur Flyzone, the French national B-Team, walked away with two more highscores and 25 points ahead of the team in 2nd place. The 17.4 average is the highest score for each team member.
Ookpik Pamiers and Smooteam defended their 2nd and 3rd places successfully, while Monaco Vitalsea finally outscored the French Air Force team from Nice with two strong rounds at the end, and the highscore for Round 8 between the teams in pursuit of the places behind Artemis.
Monaco Vitalsea was once... (more)
Did you know that Joey Jones reported from the Swedish Nationals 2014?
posted: Aug 2nd, 2014 Sweden started the country's national championships a few days before France and completed the 10-round competition on Friday. Joey Jones, former DeLand Majik 4-way world champion, professional coach and regular anchor for the Sun Path Products NSL News live updates, was coaching a few Swedish teams and provided event information.
He said that he had a few weeks of great weather in Sweden and that the teams were all well prepared and ready to fight it out for more Swedish medals than in the past: "This year marks the first time that Sweden offered three competition categories: A, AA, and AAA.... (more)
Did you know that former world champion team mates Erwan Pouliquen and Manu Sarrazin are fighting a coaching battle at the French Nationals?
posted: Aug 1st, 2014 France is holding the national championships this weekend, and the teams completed the first six rounds on Friday.
It was to be expected that the national teams in 4-way Open, 4-way Women and 8-way would not attend the competition. The FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014 is just around the corner, and national coach Jeremie Rollett did not ask his teams to compete in Vichy this weekend.
In fact, the national teams usually don't attend the championships, where they cannot win medals according to the... (more)