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 Germany's national team Paratec-Saar attends its first indoor meet at the World Challenge?
posted: Feb 20th, 2014 The field of teams for the World Challenge 2014 has grown significantly since the last Sun Path Products NSL News update on 6 February 2014.
25 teams were registered by then, and 55 teams have officially signed up at this point in time, and with six more weeks to go. There are still ten days left to take advantage of the reduced registration fee, which will go up from £300 to £350 on March 1st.
78 teams competed in the traditional 4way categories... (more)
Did you know that Arizona Airspeed celebrates the 20-year anniversary in May?
posted: Feb 18th, 2014 The 2014 season is a very challenging one for Arizona Airspeed. The reigning 4way world champions, with two new members after the Mondial Dubai 2012, have to defend the gold medals against the charging NMP-PCH Hayabusa who came back with the same lineup.
Hayabusa ended up only one single point behind Airspeed in Dubai and had a significantly better starting point into the new 2-year cycle. However, Airspeed is the defending champion, and both teams have more than enough pressure to deal with. France, with two 4way world... (more)