Did you know that Arizona Airspeed's Thomas Hughes will compete with a broken hand?
posted: Jan 22nd, 2015 The teams are set for the Wind Games 2015, which begin tomorrow. The Sun Path Products NSL News story on 20 January 2015 provided a preview of the first showdown this year between NMP-PCH Hayabusa and Arizona Airspeed.
The Belgian indoor and outdoor world champions may have gained an advantage in the meantime that they did not desire to have. Arizona Airspeed's center outside Thomas Hughes broke his hand on Wednesday on the way to the wind tunnel in a bicycle crash. Airspeed completed the training session, however, a center outside with a broken hand will make it a very challenging competition.
Did you know that the Golden Knights have a much better start into the 2015 season?
posted: Jan 21st, 2015 The "stop watch poll" did not attract as much attention by the audience compared to other previous topics, such as the discussion whether it makes sense to change Block 10 (Diamond - Bunyip) or not. The current results also somehow reflect that it does not seem to matter much how the winner will be determined in the tie-breaking rules and procedures.
It could make a difference though, as the competition in 4-way Women at the World Cup 2013 demonstrated. The Golden Knights ended up in 2nd place after a jump-off with another tie, even though they had the faster completion of the last scoring formation... (more)
Did you know that NMP-PCH Hayabusa's new lineup tries to defend the indoor top spot this weekend?
posted: Jan 20th, 2015 There are still a few other events on the new competition schedule for the 2015 season before the "Bedford Paraclete Showdown" will bring most of the world's top performers and many other teams together in 4-way competition.
The next indoor meet is scheduled for this weekend in Spain. The Wind Games will be held for the second time after the inaugural event in January 2014.
The field has grown from a total of nine teams in 4-way Open and 4-way Women last year to 16 teams this weekend. It is a strong field, and it includes the first direct confrontation between NMP-PCH Hayabusa and Arizona... (more)
Did you know that the World Challenge celebrates its 10-year anniversary this April?
posted: Jan 19th, 2015 It's time to take a closer look at the 2015 schedule, as it will not be too long until the first major events of the year will be around the corner.
SDC Rhythm XP's center inside Christy Frikken mentioned the "Bedrock Showdown" during the NSL Talk on 13 January 2015 to explain her team's travel agenda for the annual spring meet tour.
She meant the three events that have launched the annual international competition season in the past years: Paraclete XP Indoor and Outdoor Championships 2015, followed by the World Challenge 2015. The same round-trip (Bedford - Raeford - DeLand) is happening... (more)
Did you know that Lithuania's team Equinox concluded the A Class experience with a 20.2 average at Flyspot?
posted: Jan 18th, 2015 The Polish Indoor Open 2014 also included an A Class competition where three teams created a very interesting leaderboard.
Equinox, the winner from Lithuania, won or tied the highscores for all ten rounds. However, the other two teams from Poland were able to keep up with the Equinox pace in two rounds, while they battled with each other throughout the whole competition.
The all-female lineup of the Flyspot Chicks eventually won this duel by four points in the team's first competition ever. Coach Gordon Hodgkinson said that the Flyspot Chicks had approached their first meet as a learning... (more)
Did you know that the Hurricane Factory posted a new Indoor Cloud League record total?
posted: Jan 17th, 2015 The total of 175 points was the highest result so far in the young history of the Indoor Cloud League. Jan Klapka's Czech group of 4-way teams put together this record number in March 2014 at the Hurricane Factory in Prague.
The record total was strongly supported by the 42-pointer that Rookie Class team HF Chicks contributed for the RR Class sequence (M-K-F). The HF Chicks then competed a few weeks later at the World Challenge 2014 and won the Rookie Class with a 33.0 average for the team's first ten indoor rounds at a competition. The HF Chicks are now competing in the AAA Class a year later... (more)