Did you know that 8way teams have three new blocks and one new random formation in the dive pool?
posted: Jan 27th, 2013 The NSL News reported from the Mondial Dubai 2012 on 22 December 2012 that Trude Sviggum, Chair of IPC's Formation Skydiving committee and Polaris member, had invited IPC delegates, judges and competitors to join the open discussion that traditionally follows every World Meet or World Cup.
Trude Sviggum had just won her third medal for Norway at a World Championship of Formation Skydiving (Silver with 14.4 in 2001 and with 16.2 in 2003, Bronze with 17.8... (more)
Did you know that the Egyptian Goddess of the Air goes after World Meet medals in 2014?
posted: Jan 26th, 2013 Teams from the United Kingdom dominated the 4way competition in the female category for quite a few years. Claire Scott, Sarah Laughton, Sacha Chilion and Kate Stephens won the first test event at the World Meet in Australia 1999. Claire Scott, Sarah Laughton and Sacha Chilion followed up four years later and won the first official FAI/IPC gold medals for the United Kingdom at the Mondial 2003 in Gap. Brian Vacher was filming V-Max.
The ladies from the UK then went into hibernation, and the US team took back the top position in 2004 that Synchronicity with Eliana Rodriguez had in Spain 2001.... (more)
Did you know that the facts of US 8way history support the Paraclete XP8 project?
posted: Jan 22nd, 2013 The NSL News reported on 8 January 2013 that Paraclete XP's new 8way lineup is serious business and plans to win at the USPA Nationals this year.
The first training camp of a whole week took place in Paraclete's 16-foot flying chamber earlier this month, and all team members showed up: Brian Krause, Kirk Verner, John D'Annunzio, Solly Williams, Shannon Pilcher, Josh Hall, Thiago Gomes. The names of the lineup members speak for themselves.
It takes a lot of confidence to set a goal as highly as this 8way team does it. The main... (more)
Did you know that NMP-PCH Hayabusa and Arizona Airspeed will battle for two more years?
posted: Jan 21st, 2013 The last update coming from the Arizona Airspeed headquarters in Eloy was posted on 28 December 2012. The story broke the news that Chris Farina would replace Josh Hall in the Point slot. Former SDC Rhythm XP member Thiago Gomes was also heading west to serve as the Airspeed alternate.
The personnel changes for Arizona Airspeed and SDC Rhythm XP do not seem to change the situation in the USA very much. Airspeed is still the country's top team, and Rhythm will continue as the main challenger.
The picture may look differently... (more)
Did you know that Ben Liston has to try again next year in New Hampshire?
posted: Jan 20th, 2013 The AAA Class showdown between Shmeland and Minimal Compliance at the SkyVenture New Hampshire Indoor Fest 2013 had a dramatic finish as it can usually be seen only at major events.
The NSL News mentioned earlier that teams have to be prepared for two sequences when they enter the antechamber. Meet Director Ben Liston, who was also competing for Minimal Compliance, had put the whole meet on a hold after Round 8. He wanted the judges to catch up, so the teams would know their scores before entering the chamber for the... (more)
Did you know that NSL Reality TV features Shmeland and Compliance with the first two rounds?
posted: Jan 19th, 2013 It is difficult for the four judges at the SV New Hampshire 2013 to keep up with the tunnel pace. Deanne Hesterberg, Randy Connell, Andre Van Heerden and Chief Judge Jim Rees are working hard and have no chance to match Ben Liston's perfectly efficient meet machine.
Jim Rees used to be his Mass Defiance team mate and is now once again pushing the judging buttons for and against them. Jim Rees said that all his judges at SkyVenture New Hampshire are FAI rated now. He hopes to get them on the meet list for international... (more)