... that new videos show the Paraclete XP8 lineup in action?
Current results of the 8way Poll
posted Feb 11th, 2013 -
NSL-TV has presented several 8way videos after the completion of the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2013. Now it is time for a review of the best 8way videos that the winner, Paraclete XP8, generated for the judges.
The NSL News had introduced the new Paraclete XP8 lineup on 8 January 2013 and followed up with the history of US 8way competition on 22 January 2013. The hand-picked 2013 lineup is a combination of skydiving celebrities, and the new video shows them all in action.
The 8way history in the USA and the scores at the indoor competition have still not convinced the NSL News audience that Paraclete XP8 will be able to defeat the Golden Knights this year. The Golden Knights 8way world champions are currently still far ahead of the challenger in the 8way poll.
The first competition videos of the team may change the current results of the polls - or not. The NSL News used once again the data of previous years and events to provide a better picture.
Paraclete XP owner and team sponsor Tim D'Annunzio has put together other world class 8way lineups in the past, and they all scored well and on the same level as the new 2013 lineup. In fact, XP8 and Bonjour Blue Sky both copied their 2012 scores almost exactly a year later.
The 2012 lineup included two current members (John D'Annunzio, Kirk Verner) and five world class competitors (Brian Johnson, John Eagle, Andy Delk, Thomas Hughes, John Hoover). Former Golden Knight Tim D'Annunzio filled the 8th slot for the indoor competition last year. The 23.5 average could not have been a big surprise.
However, the Golden Knights were still far ahead of Paraclete XP8 last year after posting a 28.1 average at the indoor championship of 2011. The US Army team then followed up with the gold medals at the Mondial Dubai 2012.
This year, the Golden Knights are currently busy with their military services and will not begin training before April. They had to sit out for the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2013, except Matt Davidson who was judging the 8way competition.
The XP8 lineup of 2011 was just as high-profiled as in 2012 and 2013, and the 23.9 average showed it. It was almost identical with the 2012 lineup. Kirk Verner, Tim and John D'Annunzio had teamed up with Dennis Rook, Andy Honigbaum and the 2012 members Brian Johnson, John Eagle, Andy Delk.
It looks like everything in 2013 is the same as in the past years, as the nature of lineups and scores are very similar. There is a major difference though, which will most likely change the picture soon.
The Paraclete XP8 lineup of 2013 has a joker who did not compete at this year's indoor championship. Tim D'Annunzio is the official alternate for the team, and he is actually running his business, while his team members are the pros in the sport.
Shannon Pilcher will take his slot when the team begins with the serious indoor and outdoor training efforts. He was not available at the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship, and Tim D'Annunzio had the opportunity to post some more 8way world class scores with the 2013 lineup. The first scores and videos with Shannon Pilcher will tell the true story of the Paraclete XP8 lineup of 2013.