Did you know that new teams from Poland enter the 4-way world with passion?
posted: Oct 4th, 2014 Poland had a 4-way team at a World Championship of Formation Skydiving only four times (1989: 3.0 - 1991: 3.8 - 1997: 5.3 - 2001: 4.8) since 1985. However, this does not mean that there is no recent 4-way competition in the eastern European country.
In fact, Poland held its national championships last week, and four teams completed ten rounds from a Turbolet 410 at the skydiving center in Kruszyn.
The scoring level of the winning team, Un4given, is far above Poland's 4-way national teams from long ago and would be competitive with several of the teams that did not make the first cut on the... (more)
Did you know that Microclim8 won the next national 8-way title after placing 4th in the world?
posted: Sep 29th, 2014 The 8-way competition of the UK Nationals was scheduled for the weekend after the 4-way championship and was concluded after eight rounds.
No surprises were expected, as the national team Microclim8 has dominated the event in the United Kingdom since 2010. However, there were still a few occasions that deserved special attention. Team member Andy Pook won the British 8-way gold for the 16th consecutive time, and Liz Matthews became the first female UK competitor since 1985 winning gold medals in 4-way and 8-way at... (more)
Did you know that three original Black Cat members won back the Russian 4-way title?
posted: Sep 28th, 2014 The Russian Nationals 2014 were completed last week in Tanay, Siberia, and produced a new 4-way champion. Black Cat won with a 21.6 average, and Russia's national 4-way team Barkli did not try to defend the title.
Only former Barkli member Sergey Shenin competed in 4-way and won the silver medals with Fly Station. Actually, the Barkli lineup had already changed significantly before the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014, where Vladimir Pavlenko, Nikolay Vylegzhanin, Alexey Minaev and Dmitriy Samokhval... (more)
Did you know that Joey Jones competed with 4mula and reported from the UK Nationals?
posted: Sep 10th, 2014 The Sun Path Products NSL News coverage of the UK Nationals 2014 is far from being completed. The new record participation of 75 British 4-way teams is still not the world record yet, which still belongs to the United States (80 teams). However, it seems to be only a matter of time when the UK teams will eventually break it.
There is plenty of content and an unlimited number of topics for reviews. Joey Jones has provided the Sun Path Products NSL News several times with information and updates from events all over... (more)
Did you know that the German Nationals 2014 are very interesting despite the bad weather?
posted: Sep 5th, 2014 The weather situation at the German Nationals 2014 has not changed much, and the teams are still waiting to resume the competition. It is unlikely that the meet can be completed with all rounds, and the German participants of the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014 are experiencing an even more unfortunate situation.
It's bad luck, especially as the competition promises to be very interesting in many ways. Team Airbus has shown... (more)
Did you know that there was meet traffic between Czech Republic and Germany?
posted: Sep 3rd, 2014 The weather in Central Europe has recently not cooperated very well with skydiving competitions. The host of the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014 in Prostejov struggled to complete the event after a very slow start due to the weather situation and barely completed the event before the next front arrived.
Several participants of the world meet then traveled to Eisenach in Germany, where the Dadalus skydiving center is hosting the German... (more)