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The SolarFlakes are not new to the Sun Path Products NSL News audience. The story on 10 August 2013 had introduced the team before their first international FAI competition at the World Cup 2013 in Banja Luka.
The team name appeared for the first time on a SKYLEAGUE.COM leaderboard after the ISR Grand Prix 2012 where the SolarFlakes competed in the A Class and finished with a 14.4 average. They came back to the World Challenge 2013 a few months later in the AA Class with an 11.7 average. The Solarflakes did not compete in the female category in Bedford, as they were not trained for the AAA Class dive pool at that time.
|World Cup 2013||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||Rd. 11||T.||A.|
|1||French Girls (FR)||21||27||16||18||20||17||17||23||24||20||17||220||20.0|
|2||Golden Knights (US)||22||25||17||17||19||18||21||20||24||20||17||220||20.0|
|3||Bodyflight Isis (UK)||19||18||17||14||16||16||16||17||21||16||-||170||17.0|
|5||Dubai Asaar Ladies (AE)||15||16||13||12||15||12||13||17||14||14||-||141||14.1|
|7||Infra Red Band (RU)||14||12||13||12||11||10||10||16||14||11||8||131||11.9|
|9||Team XX (UK)||13||13||10||10||10||11||11||13||14||-||-||105||11.7|
The SolarFlakes made new plans for the 2014 season, which included the World Championship in August. However, there was a personnel change when Zivile Gudaityte replaced Ruta Mencikovskyte at the beginning of the year in the Center Outside position.
The new team member had only Rookie Class experiences after a year with the Lithuanian 4-way team Equinox in 2012. The SolarFlakes decided again to compete rather in the AA Class competition of the World Challenge 2014 and get used to the first set of 16 blocks with the new lineup.
The SolarFlakes completed all ten rounds at the World Cup 2013, which included the European Championships. It will be much more challenging at the World Meet to move on after the first cut (Round 9 - 10 teams) and into the final round (Round 10 - 6 teams).
The Solar Flakes are now in full AAA Class training swing on the weekends in Lithuania. Zivile Gudaityte and her team mates enjoy the challenge and like the new maneuvers of the AAA Class dive pool. The new team member surely hopes that the SolarFlakes will be able to finish with better meet averages than the previous lineup.