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It was necessary to correct a mistake that was recently brought up to the editor's attention. One of the 8way videos embedded in the story on 6 March 2014 did not really fit to the topic. The ten 8way rounds of the Golden Knights were supposed to be on the screen, while a US Army 4way lineup of many years ago was performing in the middle of the 8way story.
The Golden Knights followed up with the first outdoor scores of the year a week later at the Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship 2014, and the new 8way videos probably compensated enough for the missing one. However, the online audience can now also review the very impressive indoor performance of the Golden Knights.
|Paraclete XP Indoor 2014||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||F,8,N,P||19,17,E||10,11,6||22,L,16||Q,9,H,G||D,15,1||7,J,M,2||5,B,13||4,18,12||C,3,A,O||Total||Avg|
|1||Golden Knights 8 (US)||28||24||24||39||32||39||26||24||28||43||307||(30.3)|
|2||Paraclete XP8 (US)||27||24||26||35||27||37||24||23||33||40||296||(30.0)|
|4||Paraclete XP (US)||19||18||18||24||21||23||19||15||22||25||204||(20.3)|
|5||Monster XP (US)||14||11||14||17||10||18||13||14||16||19||146||(15.5)|
|6||Spaceland Lite 8 (US)||15||10||10||15||12||17||12||13||15||16||135||(14.0)|
The lineup was a collection of world class 4way competitors, and all team members had scored averages of 28.0 and higher at the 4way competition of the same event. However, 8way competition, especially in the wind tunnel, is still a completely different world, and the 25.8 average for the four rounds is a very impressive result for a pickup team.
Their new Volt'R 4way team mates Damien Gouriou and Pierre Emmanuel Balages either were not new to 8way competition at all. They trained and competed with the French 8way B-Team throughout the whole 2013 season and were carefully prepared by national coach Jeremie Rollett for a potential 8way career. They ended up in the new French national 4way team and went back to 8way competition for a day at Paraclete.
The three NMP-PCH Hayabusa members (Dave Grauwels, Andy Grauwels, Dennis Praet) and Katie Woods (Evolution) just had to execute the French 8way advice using their incredible skills, and the result of this pickup combination of experiences and talent can once again be watched on the video clip.