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Did You Know...

... that Round 4 in 8-way had a dramatic ending - or not?

Golden Knights at the World Meet 2014 in Prostejov
posted Aug 28th, 2014 - Thursday afternoon brought the 8-way and VFS 4-way competition to the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014. The teams completed five rounds and made up for the rainy days.

The 4-way Open Class and 4-way Women teams will be next to get in as many rounds as possible on Friday morning.

Round 4 in 8-way generated a dramatic story - but no world record. The Sun Path Products NSL News followed the Golden Knights from landing after Round 3 to the take-off for Round 4 and waited for the team in the landing area. Reigning 8-way world champion and former team captain Brian "BK" Krause was also in the landing area, possibly to congratulate the new lineup for the new world record. However, he knows the reactions and body language of the team mmebers too well, and he was not sensing a very successful competition jump.

Golden Knights prepare for Round 4
Eventually, it turned out that he would be right later on. However, first of all, he sent a message to Eric Heinsheimer who still owns the 31-pointer of 1997. His standing world record survived another serious challenge and will continue until the next fast sequence will be drawn.

Brian "BK" Krause was still proud of the team that he put together in 2009: "This team is doing what it was build to do."

The story of Round 4 in 8-way is not even over yet. Point Justin Blewitt lost his foot hold on the exit in a very unusual way. There might have been a malfunction of the step for the front position. The Golden Knights are exploring the options for a re-jump, and the story of Round 4 may continue later...

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