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The FAI Indoor World Meet 2017 was in full swing on Fuzion's home turf SkyVenture Montreal at that time, and the home team was barely in medal contention for the 3rd place after Round 6. Fuzion eventually ended up in 5th place.
What had happened after the bronze medals for Canada at the FAI Outdoor World Cup 2017 in Saarlouis, which could have been silver without the weather troubles?
Valerie Bisson had joined Parachute Montreal Fuzion at the beginning of the 2014 season as a teenager and finished in 4th place half a year later at the FAI World Meet 2014 in Prostejov. Fuzion was on the same path to FAI medals that Evolution won in 4-way Open at the same event.
The 2015 season ended perfectly with the bronze medals at the World Air Games 2015 and a 17.1 average that was significantly higher than a year ago (14.7) in Prostejov.
World Air Games 2015
|2||French FLY-IN Girls||FR||25||22||21||30||21||20||20||22||25||18||224||22.4|
|3||Parachute Montreal Fuzion||CA||16||19||16||26||18||12||21||16||14||13||171||17.1|
|5||Infra Red Band||RU||17||15||12||20||12||14||17||13||16||-||136||15.1|
|6||Dubai Asaar Ladies||AE||12||12||9||14||11||11||10||12||-||-||91||11.4|
It was looking good for Canada in 4-way Women five months before the outdoor world meet in Ottawa.
However, it did not turn out successfully for Fuzion at the FAI Mondial 2016 where NFTO performed strongly, while Fuzion could only copy their own 17.1 average of December 2015. Canada ended up in the same 4th place as in 2014.
Fuzion still made new plans for the 2017 season and posted the third 17.1 average within a year and a half at the Canadian Nationals 2017.
The Canadian team was finally on the way to leave the old team record average behind at the FAI Outdoor World Cup 2017 in Saarlouis. They were tied in 2nd place with Russia's Bubble Trouble and an 18.2 average after Round 5, when bad weather stopped the meet. However, Fuzion had won the FAI bronze medals for Canada.
FAI World Cup 2017
|1||French Weembi Girls||FR||29||17||19||16||23||104||20.8|
|3||Parachute Montreal Fuzion||CA||24||20||16||15||16||91||18.2|
The commitment to team training and competition was too much to keep up well enough with her college duties, while Fuzion wanted to continue.
The team began to look for a new member and found Stephanie Longchamps who was ready to take the slot. She was on the Storm lineup who won the AA Class championship title at the Canadian Nationals in June last year.
There was not much time to bring the new member up from AA Class competition to Fuzion AAA Class speed, and the recent slot scramble did not make it any easier.
FAI Indoor World Meet 2017
|1||French Weembi Girls||FR||28||26||23||27||38||34||30||30||34||28||298||29.8|
|5||Parachute Montreal Fuzion||CA||20||20||19||21||31||27||20||19||20||20||217||21.7|
|8||China 4-way Red||CN||11||15||13||15||20||20||17||14||15||17||157||15.7|
|9||Not Your March||HU||14||15||8||14||18||18||17||11||18||16||149||14.9|
The first competition with the new lineup came less than two months after the bronze medal trip to Europe with Valerie Bisson, and Fuzion still finished only eight points behind the bronze medal position.
Parachute Montreal Fuzion is now in the first year with the new lineup and will compete for Canada at the FAI Outdoor World Meet 2018 in Australia. However, the best news from Canada was the commitment of the new lineup until 2020. The trip to Australia is only one step on the way to the final goal in three years.
2018 is a building year, and coach Niklas Hemlin wants to focus on improving individual skills and fine-tuning the block techniques. Fuzion is planning to spend an average of 30 minutes each week in the home tunnel, with and without the coach. It's the 5th year for Janylene Breton and Marie-Eve Dallaire with Fuzion, and they will reach out for FAI world meet medals in their 7th year together...