Did you know that Paraclete XP4 finished in a money slot for the first time?
posted: Apr 15th, 2013 There was not much competition for the 1st and the 2nd place at the World Challenge 2013, which was not really expected much. However, there was a fierce battle for the 3rd place throughout the whole meet between Gavroches Maubeuge, Paraclete XP4 and XL.
The French team took the 3rd place from SportLoto in Round 2 and protected it successfully to the end. It was a lot of work, and the French 8way world champions barely saved a 1-point advantage over the finish line. Mostly the penalties that XP4 (4) and XL (8) collected... (more)
Did you know that French 8way experts are now 4way experts as well?
posted: Apr 14th, 2013 The NSL News introduced the new members of the French 8way project on 28 March 2013. National coach Jeremie Rollett, 8way world champion of 2006 and 2008, and Thomas Perrin Gachadoat, gold medalist of 2010 and silver medalist of 2012, were training with six new members at Paraclete XP when the article was published.
There was only one new team member who the NSL News was not able to introduce, and Jeremie Rollett followed up later with more information. Kevin Mansion was not in one of the official French national B-teams. He... (more)
Did you know that NSL-TV features NMP-PCH Hayabusa's CamScore judging videos?
posted: Apr 13th, 2013 It's time now to watch the video of the best 4way indoor performance at the World Challenge 2013 that the judges have ever seen at Bodyflight Bedford. It is at the same time arguably the best indoor performance over a 10-round meet with the complete dive pool in the history of the sport.
The NSL-TV camera had captured all ten rounds of NMP-PCH Hayabusa and the other AAA Class top teams from eye level during the live coverage of the event. The new CamScore videos are now showing what the judges saw from the angle of... (more)
Did you know that only Eliana Rodriguez has scored higher than Katie Woods?
posted: Apr 12th, 2013 An international 4way competition with a leaderboard for the female category only has a realistic value with teams from France, at least since the country's skydiving federation adopted the event and attended a World Championship of Formation Skydiving for the first time in 2003. The French progression in 4way Women began with a last place (5th) at the World Meet 2003 on home turf in Gap.
A year later, France was in 2nd place of ten teams in Croatia and defended the silver medals in Germany 2006 in a 12-team field. Then the lineup changed, and Aerokart Deep Blue competed for the first time at... (more)
Did you know that female competitors are still in full control of UK 4way?
posted: Apr 11th, 2013 The story of the 4way teams from the United Kingdom at the World Challenge 2013 would not be complete without looking at the leaderboard of the female 4way competition.
Female 4way competitors have been a very strong part in British Formation Skydiving competition for many years. It has been a long time since XL dominated outdoor 4way competition in the United Kingdom with a male lineup (Thomas Hughes, Pete Allum, John McIver, Steve Hamilton). Three XL members of 2003 competed once again at this year's World Challenge,... (more)
Did you know that NMP-PCH Hayabusa still has to watch out?
posted: Apr 8th, 2013 The aftermath of the World Challenge 2013 continues with the promised Round 10 live videos and the conversation with NMP-PCH Hayabusa after the last round of the meet.
A happy and relaxed team knew that they did not have to work too hard to win the meet this time. There was only one World Challenge in the history of the event where the winning team was 27 points ahead of the team in 2nd place. It was the inaugural World Challenge of 2006 where Arizona Airspeed (Eliana Rodriguez, Craig Girard, Andy Delk, Brian Johnson)... (more)