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Did You Know...

... that the 2014 starting point is set for the Aerodyne French Girls?

Perfect Kaizen indoor progression (white) since 2009
posted Jan 24th, 2014 - The first scores of the Aerodyne French Girls came from the Wind Games 2014, as well. The Sun Path Products NSL News published a preview of this year's competition in the female 4way category on 8 January 2014 and followed up after the first six rounds in Empuriabrava on 17 January 2014.

The scores after ten rounds have confirmed the French top position at the moment, while Kaizen held on to the 20+ average on the second day of the indoor competition. The new videos are showing both teams with all ten rounds at the Wind Games.

It was the first time that Kaizen scored above 20-average at an indoor competition, and UK's national team continues with a perfect progression of the indoor scores since 2009. Coach Pete Allum mentioned during the event that Kaizen performs well and yet has to get used to competing on the top level of the female 4way category.

Wind Games 2014Rd. 1Rd. 2Rd. 3Rd. 4Rd. 5Rd. 6Rd. 7Rd. 8Rd. 9Rd. 10TotalAvg
Rank4way WomenC,20,1716,A,D,7J,P,13,LN,21,22M,8,15K,3,6F,4,1B,G,H,O,105,18,9Q,2,12TotalAvg
1Aerodyne French Girls (FR)21(-3)2627(-1)20(-1)2421(-1)2529(-2)24(-1)2023723.7
2Kaizen (UK)18(-2)242315(-2)2121222718(-2)1920820.8
3EmpuriaGatas BBD (ESP)1717181717171920(-1)161517317.3
Aerokart Deep Blue at the World Challenge 2013
The Aerodyne French Girls are used to competing on the top level, in fact usually for the gold medals. France has won all outdoor meets in 4way Women since the world meet in Maubeuge 2008. UK pickup team Pussy Galore (Hannah Betts, Tarnya Hollis, Amanda Kemp, Claire "Sparky" Scott) outscored France at an indoor competition, the World Challenge 2009. Three Pussy Galore members (Claire Scott, Amanda Kemp, Tarn Hollis) did the same again at the World Challenge 2012, this time with Liz Matthews in the lineup.

However, the British indoor dominance was over when Aerokart Deep Blue came back for France at the World Challenge 2013. The original lineup (Sophie Deremaux, Berangere Duplouy, Francoise Simons-Hamouchi, Amelie Tirman) won the female 4way competition last year over the next UK pickup top team (Julia Foxwell, Tarn Hollis, Liz Matthews, Petra van Osterveld).

The new French lineup (Laurence Herve, Christine Malnis, Sophia Pecout, Perrine Sanchez) has continued to win the outdoor meets so far and lost only against Deep Blue at the only indoor competition last year, the Aerokart Indoor Championship 2013.
Click on the score for a round with a link to see the teams' videos

World Cup 2013Rd. 1Rd. 2Rd. 3Rd. 4Rd. 5Rd. 6Rd. 7Rd. 8Rd. 9Rd. 10Rd. 11T.
Rank4way WomenO,4,H,39,17,PL,1,G,127,10,2116,E,A,158,2,B18,5,QF,14,K,NM,C,D,1320,J,1922,J,19T.
1Aerodyne French Girls212716(-2)1820(-1)1717(-2)2324(-1)2017220
2Golden Knights222517(-2)1719(-1)182120(-3)24(-1)2017220
Aerodyne French Girls at the World Cup 2013
Last week's 23.7 average is significantly higher than last year's 22.5 in February in Paris. Laurence Herve and Perrine Sanchez have scored higher with the 2011/2012 lineup (24.8 at Aerokart 2011, 25.4 in Bedford 2012). However, this was only the indoor starting point in 2014 for the 2013/2014 lineup. The 16-foot flying chambers at Paraclete XP and in Bedford will probably allow the French team to increase the indoor meet averages.

The outdoor performance is still more important this year, as the next world meet in Prostejov 2014 is coming up in August. The first serious outdoor competition after the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2014 and before the World Challenge 2014 is the Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship 2014 where the Golden Knights will be putting the Aerodyne French Girls to the next real test.

Both teams battled it out to the last formation at the World Cup 2013, and they will compete for this year's gold medals in the Czech Republic. The Golden Knights have a very late start and no training before the competition in DeLand. However, the US Army team and coach Solly Williams both want to face off with the French team to get an idea of the situation in March of the world meet season. The Aerodyne French Girls will also attend the indoor competition of the Paraclete XP double header on the previous weekend.

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