Did you know that only Eliana Rodriguez has scored higher than Katie Woods?
posted: Apr 12th, 2013 An international 4way competition with a leaderboard for the female category only has a realistic value with teams from France, at least since the country's skydiving federation adopted the event and attended a World Championship of Formation Skydiving for the first time in 2003. The French progression in 4way Women began with a last place (5th) at the World Meet 2003 on home turf in Gap.
A year later, France was in 2nd place of ten teams in Croatia and defended the silver medals in Germany 2006 in a 12-team field. Then the lineup changed, and Aerokart Deep Blue competed for the first time at... (more)
Did you know that female competitors are still in full control of UK 4way?
posted: Apr 11th, 2013 The story of the 4way teams from the United Kingdom at the World Challenge 2013 would not be complete without looking at the leaderboard of the female 4way competition.
Female 4way competitors have been a very strong part in British Formation Skydiving competition for many years. It has been a long time since XL dominated outdoor 4way competition in the United Kingdom with a male lineup (Thomas Hughes, Pete Allum, John McIver, Steve Hamilton). Three XL members of 2003 competed once again at this year's World Challenge,... (more)
Did you know that UK team Eclipse has a new record average and the Fun Flag?
posted: Apr 10th, 2013 The Fun Flag had not made it from Canada to the Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship 2013. However, it was at Bodyflight Bedford for the World Challenge 2013, as the NSL News reported on 4 April 2013.
It was not really flying as usually at the outdoor meets since host Paul Mayer once again played his own game with it. He makes it visible on the DZ-TV screens with hints of the location... (more)
Did you know that the new SkyVenture New Hampshire group tied the highscore for the AA Class?
posted: Apr 9th, 2013 The virtual indoor competition for the month of March has been completed, the scores and videos have been posted.
It was the first time that it was not only a showdown between teams, competitors and flyers of the Florida and the Northwest Skydiving League. The NSL News had reported on 24 March 2013 that Brian Touhey was heading a new group from New England who joined the Cloud Indoor League for the monthly competition.
In fact, the New England group, who is flying at SkyVenture New Hampshire, was the first one posting scores... (more)
Did you know that NMP-PCH Hayabusa still has to watch out?
posted: Apr 8th, 2013 The aftermath of the World Challenge 2013 continues with the promised Round 10 live videos and the conversation with NMP-PCH Hayabusa after the last round of the meet.
A happy and relaxed team knew that they did not have to work too hard to win the meet this time. There was only one World Challenge in the history of the event where the winning team was 27 points ahead of the team in 2nd place. It was the inaugural World Challenge of 2006 where Arizona Airspeed (Eliana Rodriguez, Craig Girard, Andy Delk, Brian Johnson)... (more)
Did you know that Gavroches Maubeuge was the only team without any penalties at the World Challenge 2013?
posted: Apr 7th, 2013 The World Challenge 2013 is over, and the aftermath of the NSL News begins.
The video of the live performances of the Top 10 Open Class teams and the female competition in Round 10 is still to come and will be uploaded as soon as possible. NSL-TV will then follow up with the judging videos.
The NSL News also had the opportunity for a conversation with NMP-PCH Hayabusa right after Round 10 and before the award ceremony.
The NSL Talk video will also be uploaded as soon as possible. (more)