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Gary Smith, who has coached NMP PCH HayaBusa and Roy Janssen to the gold medals in Prostejov 2014, agreed to take some time for the next NSL Live Talk. The conversation took place the day after the double-gold/double-country topic made it to the front page for the latest Sun Path Products NSL News story, and the video will be uploaded very soon.
The main subject of the NSL Live Talk was the indoor duel between Weembi Lille and NMP PCH HayaBusa. However, Gary Smith also mentioned the French national team in 4-way Open, and he called RealFly-Sion the most improved team at the Wind Games 2017. HayaBusa's coach was with his team in Empuriabrava and had the opportunity to take a very close look at his team's opponents, literally, as the performance takes place a few inches away if the observer is positioned outside of the flying chamber right next to the wall.
Wind Games 2017
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RealFly-Sion started with a 26.2 average at the FAI Indoor World Meet 2015 and has arrived at a 30.3 average level a year and three months later. The French team also increased the average between the previous meet (FAI Indoor World Cup 2016) and the Wind Games more than any other top team (27.9 - 30.3) in Empuriabrava last weekend.
Coach Gary Smith is not only following Weembi Lille carefully as HayaBusa's strongest opponent. He is also very interested in the performance of the French national team in 4-way Open, as Belgium's 4-way world champions will be facing them in Australia 2018 if nothing changes in France.
FAI Indoor World Cup
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RealFly-Sion has moved into striking distance, as the averages and the next two highscores at the Wind Games have shown. The French team had also claimed or tied two of the ten highscores at Flyspot in October last year.
The Sun Path Products NSL News had explained on 24 September 2016 that RealFly-Sion member Laurence Herve was the highest-scoring female 4-way competitor at the FAI Mondial 2016. Her team's 30.3 average at the Wind Games has also lifted her now to an indoor scoring level that no other female 4-way competitor has ever performed at.
French national coach Mathieu Bernier had selected Laurence Herve for the new French 4-way Open Class team after she won the FAI gold medal in 4-way Women with the French Girls in Prostejov 2014. She could also become the next female 4-way competitor who wins a gold medal in 4-way Women first and then follows up with gold in 4-way Open. The Sun Path Products NSL News explained on 29 December 2016 how Eliana Rodriguez won her three different gold medals and introduced new Golden Knights 8-way member Jen Davidson who could be the next triple gold candidate.
SDC Rhythm XP member JaNette Lefkowitz, reigning 4-way Women world champion, is also heading in the same direction. However, Laurence Herve seems to have the head start for potential double-gold in 4-way Women and 4-way Open after the 30.3 average. Her team is also the national 4-way Open Class team for Australia 2018, while SDC Rhythm XP still has Arizona Airspeed as a major obstacle on the way to downunder...