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The international EXL3Maubeuge lineup caught attention during the first news update from Spain on 17 January 2014. Pete Allum, Marin Ferre, Martial Ferre and Ivan Quadrio eventually finished with a 23.1 average after one hour of indoor training before the competition.
Only one team member, Pete Allum, had scored higher before. The annual XL indoor reunion at Bodyflight Bedford has brought him together with his former team mates on the top level of 4way indoor competition on a regular basis.
Pete Allum and Ivan Quadrio were piece partners in the rear piece for the pickup team, while the Ferre brothers enjoyed their own family reunion in the front piece. Both won 4way gold medals together for France at the world meet in Australia 1999, with Thierry Boitieux and Davide Moy in the lineup.
The outdoor winning average in 1999 was 20.8 and Marin Ferre lifted it to 21.2 at the world meet in Spain 2001 where France ended up in 2nd place behind Arizona Airspeed. Martial Ferre was now in the French 8way lineup and placed 3rd at the same event.
|World Meet 2004||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||Total||Avg|
|Rank||4way Open Class||B-P-C-18||9-15-16||K-11-19||E-F-7-5||A-J-21-12||6-4-10||17-Q-L-1||H-14-3||13-22-O||N-M-D-2||Total||Avg|
|1||DeLand Majik (US)||29||23||17||30||18||19||27||21||19||24||227||22.7|
|3||Sky Panthers (RU)||24||21||19||25||22||15||28||19||16||22||211||21.1|
|World Meet 2010||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||Total||Avg|
|Rank||8way Open Class||3,21,N||6,20,9||E,G,17,5||K,16,2||12,C,22||B,D,M,1||7,15,J||13,L,P,11||4,18,O||10,14,19||Total||Avg|
|2||Golden Knights (US)||23||17||18||20||22||27||20||17||21||11||196||19.6|
The younger brother continued in the French 4way team for another year and ended up with a 21.9 average in 2nd place at the world meet in Croatia 2004. Marin Ferre was done with competition for the French national teams after that and became the technical coach for the 4way teams in both categories.
Martial Ferre came back one more time in 8way when French head coach Jerome David tried to sweep the Formation Skydiving events in Menzelinsk 2010. He succeeded with his plan, and Martial Ferre added another gold medal to his collection.
|Wind Games 2014||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)||29||36||33||27||31||30||29||41||32||26||314||31.4|
|2||Arizona Airspeed (US)||32||35||30||27||32||26||32||38||32||21||305||30.5|
|4||Aerodyne French Girls (FR)||21||26||27||20||24||21||25||29||24||20||237||23.7|
The video shows the Ferre brothers in full action and enjoying the 23.1 pace together. Marin Ferre has used indoor training for his coaching jobs with the French 4way teams for years, and he had to accept that one of his teams eventually ended up ahead of himself at the meet last week.
The Aerodyne French Girls outscored EXL3Maubeuge and the two Ferre brothers by six points in Empuriabrava. Marin Ferre will not be too unhappy about the defeat. He has won gold medals as a coach with the French female lineups in 2010 and 2012 and plans to defend them successfully this year...