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The aftermath begins with NMP-PCH Hayabusa, the winner in the 4way Open Class competition. Round 10 almost went by without any attention for the 26.7 finish of the top contender for any 1st place at any 4way competition at this point in time.
The battle between USA and France in the female 4way category was the competitive highlight of the whole event and was in the final stages when the 4way Open Class teams also completed their meet. However, there was no serious competition for Hayabusa on the top of the leaderboard, while it was an incredibly exciting finish in 4way Women. It was no big surprise that Hayabusa's newest victory went by almost unnoticed in Banja Luka.
Click on the score for a round with a link to see the teams' videos
|World Cup 2013||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||Total||Avg|
|1||NMP-PCH Hayabusa (BE)||27||33||23||22||29||22(-2)||26||28||33(-1)||24||267||26.7|
|3||Maubeuge Aerodyne (FR)||22||28||20||20||23||16(-1)||21||22(-2)||28||21||221||22.1|
The Hayabusa members were prepared for the situation and still tried their best to perform on their own top level. They also had a special goal, which was well accomplished. Andy Grauwels explained that Hayabusa has been on a cleanup mission after the Mondial Dubai 2012.
Dennis Praet still has a flashback of his Block 2 debacle in Round 10 in Dubai once in a while, and he does not like the block very much. He said that the total damage in Dubai was the main reason why his team lost the meet. It is not supposed to happen again.
It is a completely new picture compared to the past. NMP-PCH Hayabusa was one of the cleanest teams in the whole World Cup competition, if not the cleanest one at all. The first infringement was called in Round 9, and it was the only one caused by the active lineup.
The Sun Path Products NSL News audience has the opportunity to find the infringement, as the competition video of Round 9 is available, together with all other Hayabusa jumps. Dennis Praet provided a hint during the NSL Talk where to look for it...