Did you know that the World Challenge 2014 includes a new unofficial amateur showdown?
posted: Feb 26th, 2014 The Sun Path Products NSL News reported on 20 February 2014 that the German national team Paratec-Saar has signed up for the team's first indoor competition at the World Challenge 2014. The great news brings back an old topic and an additional aspect to the event.
Thunder's Belgian/Dutch lineup and SportLoto from Russia have been in an internal race for the unofficial title of the best amateur team in the world in the past years. This duel included... (more)
Did you know that the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2014 has record participation?
posted: Feb 25th, 2014 The field of teams is set for the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2014, as well, and it is a new record participation. John D'Annunzio said that he is still expecting five or six more teams to enter the competition, which begins on Saturday morning with Round 1.
The highest number of 4way teams so far competed at the 2012 event. 17 US teams made it to Raeford by then. This time, a total of 28 teams have signed up at this point in time.
It is an international 4way field for the first time in the history of the event.... (more)
Did you know that the French lineups have been changing while Marin Ferre keeps on coaching successfully?
posted: Feb 24th, 2014 The French national 4way coach Marin Ferre has been mentioned many times in Sun Path Products NSL News updates over the years, and his brother Martial Ferre received at least the same attention. Eventually, the Ferre brothers even competed together recently, as the story on 21 January 2014 reported after the Wind Games 2014.
The same story explained the competition history that Marin and Martial Ferre had together. Both won 4way gold medals for France... (more)
Did you know that SDC Rhythm XP has published new training tools?
posted: Feb 23rd, 2014 The US top teams have always shared their knowledge and expertise with the rest of the Formation Skydiving competition world, not only by offering professional coaching.
Arizona Airspeed helped Craig Buxton to create the "Airspeed Mind Maps" long ago. The Golden Knights had their share of the 4way education when they competed for the USA in 2003. DeLand Majik followed up with their own DVD in 2004. Fastrax developed a visual training tool in 2006. Arizona Airspeed came back in 2007 with a new DVD, which showed the random formations and blocks.
Recently, Paraclete XP published a new video... (more)
Did you know that that Black Majick is back in the World Challenge A Class with the same lineup?
posted: Feb 23rd, 2014 The team name Black Majick appeared on the NSL leaderboard for the first time at the World Challenge 2011.
Bodyflight Bedford's owner Paul Mayer had decided to participate by himself in the event that he had launched in 2006. However, as a passionate backflyer, he did not really have a home category. The World Challenge included Freeflying from the beginning, which was not his real territory.
He discussed the situation with Joey Jones, probably over a few drinks, and came up with the plan to simply join the traditional... (more)
Did you know that Golden Knights and Aerodyne French Girls will also face off two times during the Paraclete week?
posted: Feb 21st, 2014 Two of the four French national Formation Skydiving competition teams have changed their names for the 2014 season. The 4way Open Class team competes under "Volt'R", while "Venturi" is the new name in 8way.
The other two teams are coming back with the same lineups and with the same names (Aerodyne French Girls, Team4speed). Several previews have covered the 4way Open Class competition at the Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship 2014, and the Sun Path Products NSL News story on 13... (more)