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The NSL News provided video evidence of the April competition with the story on 7 May 2018, and the top performances continued in May.
The AAA and AA sequences both could be drawn for any 4-way Open Class competition, and the monthly sequences for these two categories offer an opportunity for all teams in the highest class of 4-way competition to take on two sequences. The situation is the same for AA and A Class sequences, as well as for the A and RRR categories.
Last month, there were five teams who performed both Open Class sequences, including two national teams (Bad Boys, Czech Republic, 4-way Open and Phoenis XP, United States, 4-way Women). Four of the teams are well trained teams, while a pickup lineup of Florida Skydiving League competitors posted the scores for iFLY Tampa.
Indoor Cloud League 2018
|1||HF Flying Circus||CZ||23||24||47|
|1||HF Bad Boys||CZ||23||24||47|
There is still a 5-point difference between the pickup lineup and the well trained team in 4th place, Seattle Swift, after the two rounds.
It would be a 6-point difference to Phoenix XP without the five point deductions that Seattle Swift had to accept for the AA Class sequence.
The video shows that the Northwest Skydiving League team transferred the Phalanx (Random Formation Q) of May's AAA Class sequence (Q,7,N,12) into the AA sequence (A,7,8) which started actually with a Unipod (Random Formation A).
The 23 points in working time had to be cut to the posted 18-pointer, as the shown Phalanx was five times an incorrect formation.
Correct Unipods would have lifted Seattle Swift's total to 46 points, only one point short of the two Czech teams with the tied total of 47.
USPA Nationals 2017
|1||NMP PCH HayaBusa||BE||31||33||28||-2||23||-1||25||23||23||-1||22||31||31||270||27.0|
|3||SDC Rhythm XP||US||29||31||28||-1||23||22||20||-1||23||19||28||-1||29||252||25.2|
|10||SDMW NEXT XP||US||15||-3||25||17||-3||17||15||-2||16||-1||16||-1||15||23||14||-3||173||17.3|
Seattle Swift is eligible to win USPA's Advanced Class gold medals this year after the 5th place in the Advanced Class competition of the USPA Nationals 2017, one single point behind a USPA bronze medal, and they will be one of the top contenders in this category.
NWSL and ICL organizer Deb Correia said that she considers the incorrect formation in the AA sequence a good learning opportunity for Seattle Swift. It is important to carefully check the sequences of a competition draw, even though it sounds so simple. There have been occasions at world championships where teams prepared an incorrect sequence, and there is no re-jump in such a case...