Did you know that Florida had internal Cloud competition yesterday at iFLY Orlando?
posted: Apr 23rd, 2013 Teams and competitors in Florida were not favored by the weather last weekend. Only seven teams were able to beat the weather to a certain extent and post the first 2013 outdoor scores. Weather was not a problem at the next FSL Tunnel Kicker at iFLY Orlando last night.
Head coach Ari Perelman had invited skydivers in Florida once again to join the event, which is generously supported by iFLY Orlando. The group was another mixture of teams, competitors and new participants who have not trained indoor or outdoor with a 4way team. Several of the flyers had competed on the weekend and came back... (more)
Did you know that seven teams braved the weather in Florida?
posted: Apr 22nd, 2013 Bad weather interfered with the outdoor season openers both in North Carolina and Florida. However, six teams beat the challenging weather conditions at Skydive City to complete up to four rounds, while teams at Skydive DeLand had no luck on Saturday and not much more on Sunday.
Most of the lineups in Florida consisted of skydivers who have attended the FSL Tunnel Kicker indoor project at iFLY Orlando, which was launched in July 2012. The next tunnel event is scheduled for tonight and will compensate for the efforts to brave the weather last weekend.
Bob Byrne was organizing the competition... (more)
Did you know that Whooops outscored Barkli after handicap?
posted: Apr 21st, 2013 Russia's national team Barkli competed at the Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship 2013 in the middle of this year's training camp in DeLand. Barkli then went back to Russia and visited again a week ago for the next spring training.
The Dutch national team Whooops competed at the Mondial Dubai 2012 in December and went into winter hibernation after that. The long outdoor break is over now, and Whooops launched the 2013 season with a training camp... (more)
Did you know that the beginning competition season brings funny feelings?
posted: Apr 20th, 2013 The 2013 competition season is slowly beginning. It is time again to get ready for the first meet of the year and become familiar with the special circumstances and feelings that a competition brings to you.
Several indoor meets have offered the opportunity to post some scores during the winter. Valentine's Meet in Eloy and Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship in DeLand were the first outdoor meets this year. Local and regional meets will follow with spring arriving in the northern parts of the USA and in Europe.
Blue Skies Mag gave the NSL News the opportunity to think out loud about the mental... (more)
Did you know that Cool Runnings launched the team's 8th competition season?
posted: Apr 19th, 2013 There was only one team at the Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship 2013 that had never competed in the AAA Class before. The coolest team of the competition used the event to test the new waters and the new six blocks after a training camp with coach Solly Williams in DeLand.
Cool Runnings from the Netherlands was launching this lineup's 4th year with the first slot switcher in team history. It was a tough start, as the judges also did not like what they saw and deducted three points. The 4-pointer in Round 1 was not the... (more)
Did you know that Vania Da Rui features the Top 5 of the World Challenge 2013?
posted: Apr 18th, 2013 The judging videos of Evolution at the World Challenge 2013 were the last ones missing of the Top 5 teams. They are now coming along with a great video clip that professional photographer Vania Da Rui put together after the event.
The NSL-TV camera captured the top teams live during the competition from a different angle to provide footage as quickly as possible, and the eye level also shows much more of the actual flying performance.
Vania Da Rui was filming from an even better angle, as she set up right at the... (more)