Did you know that Mark Kirkby's NSL Profile story ended much too early?
posted: Jan 6th, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News reported on 30 May 2014 that Arizona Airspeed's Mark Kirkby would retire from the active competition lineup after the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014 and the USPA Nationals 2014.
Mark Kirkby is the most successful Formation Skydiving competitor in the USA and has been in contention for the same honor worldwide and in the... (more)
Did you know that Jim Rees joins Dallas 350 for the 2015 season?
posted: Dec 30th, 2014 The Sun Path Products NSL News reported the exciting battle for this year's USPA Advanced Class gold medals with the story on 14 October 2014.
The same story mentioned that the Dallas 350 road to the gold medals began earlier. Ron Hill, Lucas King and Scott Levy connected first in 8-way, with the Dallas teams Rogue and Fusion. Then they formed Dallas 350 for the 2013 season, and Solly Williams filled an open slot at the USPA Nationals.
The 5th place For Dallas 350 in 2013 turned into the 1st place this year, with exactly... (more)
Did you know that France can expect an interesting internal 4-way race in the next two years?
posted: Dec 24th, 2014 The Sun Path Products NSL News explained during the aftermath of the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014 that the results for France in the 4-way Open Class were disappointing.
It turned out that the 4th place for Volt'R was the first time in history that France did not win a medal in this category. The two years for Mathieu Bernier, Julien Degen, Pierre Emmanuel Balages and Damien Gouriou, still with Olivier Hennaff on camera, did not bring the expected results.
Mathieu Bernier and Julien Degen had... (more)
Did you know that DNR's original lineup took back the unofficial US amateur title this year?
posted: Dec 22nd, 2014 The performance of the best unofficial amateur teams in the world has been a topic for the Sun Path Products NSL News for several years.
Thunder ISR took the top position in the world a few years ago and has defended it successfully year by year. The story in the USA began with Mass Defiance who won the USPA Advanced Class gold medals in 2005, moved up into the Open Class and continued to improve the scoring average year by year without changing into a full time team.
Brian Stephens, James Rees, John Silva and Ben Liston, with Steve "Scuba" Feldman on camera eventually posted a 19.3 average... (more)
Did you know that Tonix sounds better than Phoque?
posted: Dec 14th, 2014 One of the six teams who posted highscores for any of the ten rounds in 4-way Women at the 5th Dubai International Parachuting Championship - behind the French Girls - was the Canadian team Tonix.
As most of the other teams in this competition, Tonix was a lineup that was put together just for the event. However, the team members knew each other from training and competition with other Canadian teams.
The first part of the name is related to the 4-way Women team Torque, represented by Valerie Poulin and Nathalie... (more)
Did you know that meet experience won the $10,000 in 4-way Women at the 5th DIPC?
posted: Dec 11th, 2014 It was not a walk in the park to win the $10,000 for the 2nd place in 4-way Women at the 5th Dubai International Parachuting Championship, as the modified leaderboard shows.
It was a very competitive field behind the French Girls, and all teams between 2nd and 7th place won or tied at least once the highest scores for the rounds. The US team just did it a few more times than all other teams, which turned out to make the 6-point difference.
Amanda Lampton, Kristina Peterson, Christina West and Rhonda Wilcox, with... (more)