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The same story mentioned that the new Vision 99 center is identical with the center of the British national 4-way team of 2003, XL. Steve Hamilton is in the Center Outside slot and has John McIver across of him in the Center Inside position.
Steve Hamilton later trained and competed with Italy's national 4-way team Sinapsi at the World Meet 2010 in Menzelinsk, where John McIver was his opponent with the British national 4-way team Satori. Steve Hamilton made it to the finals and Round 10 with Sinapsi, while the meet was over for Satori after Round 9.
|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||4-way Open Class||10,7,12||3,11,5||J,M,Q,P,L||19,1,13||N,18,20||K,17,8||2,15,H||4,D,6||O,E,9,G||22,B,16||Total||Avg|
|1||Aerodyne Aerokart (FR)||21||22||56||20||22||24||22||24||40||26||277||27.7|
|2||Arizona Airspeed (US)||22||21||53||23||20||24||23||25||40||23||274||27.4|
|3||Sky Panthers (RU)||19||21||56||21||19||21||23||22||41||21||264||26.4|
|4||NMP-PCH Hayabusa (BE)||21||21||55||20||17||20||23||22||36||18||253||25.3|
|9||Dynamic Fource (NL)||17||18||44||16||16||15||16||18||26||-||186||20.7|
|10||Pro Team (FI)||17||16||43||14||15||17||17||17||28||-||184||20.4|
All four XL members eventually met for an outdoor reunion at the Mondial Dubai 2012. Thomas Hughes had joined Arizona Airspeed and won the 4-way gold medals. Pete Allum substituted for an injured Ex3mo member and fought hard against Satori with John McIver for the last slot in the finals. Satori was more successful this time and made the second cut, while the meet was over for Ex3mo.
|Mondial Dubai 2012 2012||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||Total||Avg|
|Rank||4-way Open Class||5,12,E||6,D,B,K||O,8,7||N,13,18||10,21,M||19,H,11||C,G,1,A||20,9,15||16,F,P,Q||2,J,4||Total||Avg|
|1||Arizona Airspeed (US)||27||34||27||22||23||23||32||25||40||26||279||27.9|
|2||NMP-PCH Hayabusa (BE)||25||34||27||21||23||24||32||27||40||25||278||27.8|
|3||Aerodyne Aerokart (FR)||26||30||27||21||23||25||29||23||37||24||265||26.5|
|5||Sky Panthers Barkli (RU)||19||29||22||21||21||18||28||20||35||20||233||23.3|
|7||Ex3mo 4 (IT)||17||24||20||14||17||19||22||18||28||-||179||19.9|
|9||Rotor Out (AU)||14||25||18||15||17||18||22||17||28||-||174||19.3|
At the same time, Thomas Hughes will try to defend his 4-way gold medal in the open class. He is not facing direct competition from his former XL team mates. Vision 99, with Steve Hamilton and John McIver, will first be aiming at one of the Top 10 positions and a slot in the semifinals. After that, they might also be involved in the battle for the 6th place and the final round.
XL had their indoor reunion of the original 2003 lineup at the World Challenge 2014, even though Arizona Airspeed did not travel to Bedford. Thomas Hughes competed for XL anyway, but John McIver had committed to another team. The Sun Path Products NSL News will report from the next XL reunion in Prostejov...