... that the special NSL-TV page offers an overview of available meet videos?
posted Oct 27th, 2008 -
NSL-TV has now begun creating the special event page, which provides the links to all previously uploaded video files of competition jumps of the USPA Nationals 2008. The first 38 links have been set, and the videos are now available for reviews.
USPA and Omniskore agreed to give the NSL News access to Omniskore's DZ-TV and provided the feed into the network. This allowed the NSL News to capture and upload several videos of the competition jumps during the meet. The NSL audience and USPA membership have always appreciated this service when it was available.
However, the links to the videos on the leaderboard are only available until the next jumps have been captured. Then the new links replace the previous ones, which are still on the server but not easily accessible any longer. The special NSL-TV page provides all available links and videos in one table and makes it easier to find certain competition jumps.
There are more links to come, and the first load offers the videos of the top teams in the 4-way Open Class competition. There are not many videos of the first four rounds when the NSL News focused mainly on other new features of the event coverage. Capturing the competition videos requires full attention all the time. Even then some of the jumps were still falling through the cracks when Omniskore's NSL-TV screen in the office did not show the jump. Tim Wagner and Jan Meyer helped as much as they could to show the important jumps. It was still challenging and sometimes impossible to show everything when the different judging panels were looking at more than one jump at the same time.
The videos offer certain key moments of the competition. The French national team from Maubeuge had a great 29-pointer in Round 6, which outscored the other top teams at least by four points. Then came Airspeed Odyssey and posted a 30-pointer for the same sequence. It shows the mental strength of the top teams when France came back in the next round with a 2-point win over the 4-way world champions.
Russia's new Black Cat lineup, with young Aleksander Golovkin replacing veteran Alexey Minaev, tied France's 20-pointer highscore of Round 7 and gave more evidence that the new linup has the potential to become the best Russian 4-way team. Russia has not been able to defend the 4-way bronze medals successfully that the Sky Panthers won at the World Meet 2004 in Croatia, or go even higher. It might be Black Cat's time to pursue the next set of medals. Black Cat's 20-pointer in Round 7 came with a different engineering and a swing move from the end of Block 22 (T - Chinese T) to the Yuan (D).