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The special CISM rules explain the extraordinary scoring level for all teams, especially for NMP PCH HayaBusa, who won the title for the 8th consecutive time, now with a 35.1 average.
The CISM championship also still applies a cut after Round 7. Four teams completed the finishing Round 8 in 4-way Women, while six teams completed all eight rounds in 4-way Men. The HayaBusa victory was even more dominant than the French performance in 4-way Women, as the Belgiums claimed all eight sole highscores for each round.
The reigning Belgian triple 4-way world champions (indoor, outdoor, military) traveled well prepared to Kubinka in Russia. Outside center Andy Grauwels said that Hayabusa's outdoor season began two weeks after the World Challenge 2016, and his team has made appr. 400 training jumps since mid-April.
The training included a military training camp at the Golden Knights headquarters in Ft. Bragg, where the Belgians shared the barracks with the U.S. Army team: "Each morning we headed out to Laurinburg for a first takeoff at 7am. It was a fun and interesting experience to train side by side", Andy Grauwels remembered.
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However, HayaBusa have also been working hard with their civilian coach Gary Smith in the meantime:
"We've been putting a lot of effort in our exits and hill work during the last few camps at Skydive Empuriabrava, and we've noticed that our results and the general feelings have improved since the World Air Games 2015. Although the World Championship in Chicago is coming up in about 40 days, we do know we need some extra training jumps to be able to be on our peak level when we go up against our opponents."
HayaBusa is really looking forward to the Mondial 2016 and the second part of the season, including the FAI Indoor World Cup in Poland. The Belgians are sad that Dubai cancelled their in- and outdoor meets at the end of November/December: "In the last five years it's been a meet that we always looked forward to."
All HayaBusa members were wishing all fellow national teams good luck for the remainder of the 2016 season, including "the very best training conditions, and let them stay healthy and free of injuries. Hopefully we can all contribute in making these ten rounds our very best jumps ever..."