... that the highest 8way record average might be in jeopardy?
Damien Gouriou and Pierre Emmanuel Balages
posted Aug 14th, 2013 -
The last update of the day brings eye candy to the Sun Path Products NSL News audience. NSL-TV features the three competition rounds of Barkli, Russia's 4way team in 2nd place. The extended leaderboard also includes links to the videos of the new French national 4way team, Maubeuge Aerodyne.
It is impossible for France to keep up with two world class teams from Belgium and Russia who have been together for years. New members Pierre Emmanuel Balages and Damien Gouriou said before the meeet that they would be happy to get to the 21+ average. It's 23.3 after three rounds.
NSL-TV also features Round 1 of the French 8way national team, Aerodyne Maubeuge. The second French team, NPC Espoirs Maubeuge, will become the national lineup after the World Cup 2013 and with a few experienced 8way competitors of the past years.
Click on the score for a round with a link to see the teams' videos
FAI Judge Eric Heinsheimer is a little bit concerned after the French 29-pointer in Round 1. The sequence was not fast enough to threaten the 31-pointer world record that he scored with the Golden Knights in 1997. However, a few other faster sequences will offer more opportunities for a very experienced and highly skilled French 8way team.
In fact, the new 22.9 record average of the Golden Knights, posted by Brian "BK" Krause's 2012 linep at the Mondial Dubai 2012, might be in jeopardy if Aerodyne Maubeuge continues the same way.
It is the last competition for this lineup, and it would be a very nice farewell gift and a great memory for the team members. They posted the second highest 8way average in history with 22.5 in Dubai, which did not even register when the Golden Knights finished with a 22.9 average. The World Cup continues with 8way tomorrow morning.