posted Apr 6th, 2014 -
The World Challenge 2014 is over, and NSL-TV is now catching up with earlier videos, which have been showing a new entry technique this year. Bodyflight Bedford's host Paul Mayer and Paraclete XP's host John D'Annunzio discussed at the World Challenge 2013 how they could synchronize the beginning of the working time at their indoor events and came to a conclusion that they both applied this year at the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2014 and now at the World Challenge 2014.
|| Between work and 4way fun: Paul Mayer
John D'Annunzio's team Paraclete XP4 competed in Bedford last year, and it was a great opportunity to find the best way how to enter the flying chamber with a 4way team at both events. They decided that the entry door will be looked at like the door of a jump plane. Anything will be allowed to hold on to the door frame, and the net may not be used to stand on.
The new rules gave the teams the opportunity to get creative and launch more complete formations into the tunnel air. The new entry could save a few fractions of a second and break the first formation of the sequence earlier. However, it seems as if the new entry freedom did not have a serious impact on the scoring averages. Teams have used a combination of the previous rules and more grip connections this year in Bedford, as the videos are showing.
|World Challenge 2014||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||Total||Avg|
|1||Aerodyne French Girls (FR)||23||25||19||32 ||29 ||29||22||19||21||28||247||24.7|
|2||Golden Knights (US)||21||21||21||31 ||28 ||28||22||20||21||28||241||24.1|
|3||Kaizen (UK)||19||21||18||28 ||24 ||27||19||18||19||22||215||21.5|