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In fact, the 23-pointer is the highscore for the AA Class sequence of April (O,E,N,14) and it was posted by a team that has been a topic for the Sun Path Products NSL News quite a few times: 4Astrophe. The Canadian team caught the attention last year when Richard Bisson competed with his daughter Valerie and son Yannick at the Canadian Indoor Championship 2013.
4Astrophe traveled to Bodyflight Bedford this year and competed at the World Challenge 2014, where the Sun Path Products NSL News met the team and published a feature video. The story on 4 April 2014 provided more details of the 4Astrophe visit in Bedford, and NSL-TV now added all ten competition rounds to the video coverage.
|April 2014||AAA Class||AA Class||A Class||Rookie AAA||Rookie AA||Rookie A||Total|
|1||iFLY Seattle (US)||14||22||18||21||24||24||123|
|2||iFLY Orlando (US)||15||20||19||22||20||19||115|
|3||Skydive Arena (CZ)||18||22||26||20||13||-||99|
|4||iFLY Dallas (US)||15||14||11||14||18||17||89|
|5||SkyVenture Montreal (CA)||-||23||-||-||-||-||23|
4Astrophe was in 1st place on the AA Class leaderboard of a high-quality 13-team field after posting the sole highscore in Round 2. The performance pressure at a major competition may have been a new factor, and 4Astrophe could not hang on to the top spot.
The Canadian team lost two many points in three of the ten rounds (4-5-8) while all other scores were highly competitive.
|World Challenge 2014||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||Total||Avg|
|1||Equal Pay 4 Women (UK)||13||15||18||30||19||18||28||14||16||16||187||18.7|
|5||Blue Rebels (GR)||12||13||17||18||17||12||25||12||13||14||153||15.3|
|7||Mental BloX (UK)||12||12||15||23||15||14||20||10||13||13||147||14.7|
|9||Bodyflight Aero (UK)||10||10||13||21||14||14||19||9||13||13||136||13.6|
|13||Future Secret Weapons (UK)||8||10||7||15||10||13||17||10||12||9||111||11.1|
The 17-pointer in Round 9 tied the highscore, just like in Round 1, and the next round was a sole highscore. However, it was too late to get back into the medal rankings where three UK teams had settled and secured their positions before Round 10 came along.
4Astrophe obviously continues with the 4way family project, as the highscore for the April sequence shows. The general indoor activities by the Canadian teams may slow down now with the start of the outdoor season, as Mélanie L-Guérin, Vice-Prsident Marketing and Communications at SkyVenture Montreal, reported. However, 4Astrophe may continue to post their ICL scores, as Valerie and Yannick Bisson cannot jump from planes yet...