Did you know that UK's double gold medalist 4mula had a promising start into the 2013 season?
posted: May 2nd, 2013 The season opener of the Southern California Skydiving League 2013 generated the second largest participation in Perris ever since the Southwest Skydiving League was split up into the Arizona and the Southern California leagues. The 12-team field in 2009 remains the SCSL record number, while last weekend's eleven teams are showing a significant upswing compared to the last years.
The SDC Rhythm XP members activated six lineups with player coaches on Christy Frikken's home turf. Even the local videographers could not keep up with the work load, and Dan BC put a camera on his helmet to help out.
Did you know that the New England group improved the Indoor Cloud scores for April significantly?
posted: May 1st, 2013 The month of April was the second time that three groups from three different league areas tried to outscore each other with the six different sequences for the six competition classes of the Indoor Cloud League.
Teams, competitors and flyers from the Florida Skydiving League at iFLY Orlando began a duel with the Northwest Skydiving League at iFLY Seattle last year until SkyVenture New Hampshire accommodated a group in New England and joined the indoor league in March 2013. The scores and videos for April are posted, and Florida won for the... (more)
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)