Did you know that Dubai Asaar has taken the world's #4 position in 8way?
posted: Dec 13th, 2013 Skydive Dubai's recent Formation Skydiving competition story began with Eliana Rodriguez and Craig Girard and two 4way teams in 2011. The two former Airspeed members, both world champions of 2008 and silver medalists of 2010, had moved to Dubai and were in charge of building up a team project from scratch.
The first international appearance of the two new 4way teams, Dubai Red and Dubai Gold, with player coaches Eliana Rodriguez and Craig Girard, took place in the Advanced Class competition of the USPA Nationals 2011.... (more)
Did you know that France has made the next move in 4way Women?
posted: Dec 12th, 2013 The same formula that the Sun Path Products NSL News used to evaluate the current situation and the proportional relationship between NMP-PCH Hayabusa and Arizona Airspeed can also be applied for another race for gold medals at the World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014 in Prostejov.
France (Aerodyne French Girls) and USA (Golden Knights) will most likely be the two top contenders for gold in the female 4way category, and this race has been going on for the same time period as in the Open Class. However, the situation between the two teams is very different.
The Golden Knights came... (more)
Did you know that Arizona Airspeed might be closer to NMP-PCH Hayabusa than it seems?
posted: Dec 11th, 2013 Only two 4way Open Class teams of the TOP 5 at the last World Championship of Formation Skydiving, the Mondial Dubai 2012, came back to the same place a year later to compete at the 4th Dubai International Parachuting Championship 2013, NMP-PCH Hayabusa and Barkli.
World champion Arizona Airspeed, Evolution (4th) and Barkli (5th) met again earlier this year at the Paraclete... (more)
Did you know that Canada's 4way situation at the 4th DIPC 2013 caused an unusual leaderboard modification?
posted: Dec 10th, 2013 The Sun Path Products NSL News has modified and combined the two different leaderboards of 4way Open and 4way Women several times at events of the past years. It happened again a few times for a good reason at the 4th Dubai International Parachuting Championship 2013, as the Aerodyne French Girls oriented themselves and their performance primarily according to the numbers on the Open Class leaderboard.
This special modification/combination of the leaderboards has always been going only one and always the same direction.... (more)
Did you know that Polaris had a successful reunion in Dubai?
posted: Dec 7th, 2013 The Aerodyne French Girls won the last round over SDC Rhythm XP and would be tied in 3rd place with the US team in the Open Class competition. However, the separate category for 4way Women was very beneficial for the French team this time, as the 1st place was rewarded with $15,000 prize money, the same amount as in the 4way Open Class.
The 20.9 average is a strong statement, as only a few top teams were able to score higher than they did at the Mondial Dubai 2012.
Polaris from Norway, bronze medalist at the Mondial... (more)
Did you know that SDC Rhythm XP placed 3rd in Dubai for the second time?
posted: Dec 6th, 2013 Today's goal was easily achieved at the 4th Dubai International Parachuting Championship 2013, and all four Formation Skydiving events have their winners after eight (VFS) and ten rounds.
NMP-PCH Hayabusa recovered well with the 30-pointer in Round 10 and brought a 25.1 average over the finish line. It's short of Gary Smith's 26.0 average goal, but it is still a satisfying result for the technically challenging 10-round draw. Last year's competition draw for the Mondial... (more)