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The 4-way project is in its second year, and three teams have been active throughout the 2018 season in the Netherlands: Team Orange, Team Blue and Team Red.
The update on 27 June 2018 introduced the new lineup of Team Blue, which is also knows as Out of the Blue, and mentioned that this lineup will also compete for the Netherlands at the FAI World Meet later this year in Australia.
Team Red had made the NSL News on 25 June 2018 as the winner of the international AA Class competition on the Tomscat Trophy weekend, and the team's meet videos came with a follow-up story a few days later.
Tomscat Trophy 2018
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Former ISR Thunder member Paul Hofstee has stepped back from his outside center slot, and Meus van der Poel is the new tail for Team Orange. Erwin van den Braak has taken Paul Hofstee's exit slot, and Jacco van Eerden is now in the driver's seat (inside center), with the new team member as his piece partner in the tail slot. Jeroen van Dijk is still on camera for Team Orange.
Paul Hofstee and Jacco van Eerden were ISR Thunder team mates when the Dutch/Belgian combination became the best unofficial amateur team in the world. Thunder ISR had discontinued at the end of the 2016 season. The two Belgians (Wesley Claessens, Sven Ibens) continued with ISR FireFlash. Paul Hofstee and Jacco van Eerden joined the Dutch 20+ Project in the senior Team Orange.
The 2017 lineup of Team Orange is still the reigning Dutch 4-way AAA Class champion after winning last year over the previous Out of the Blue lineup.
Dutch Nationals 2017
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Out of the Blue has NMP PCH HayaBusa's Dennis Praet as the coach who will try to get them ready for the competition with Team Orange at the national championships and then for the international competition at the world meet. M4trix had placed 15th for the Netherlands at the last world meet, the FAI Mondial 2016, with a 13.4 average.
Out of the Blue is already ahead of the Dutch scoring numbers in 2016, and the upcoming national duel with Team Orange will probably help to push the team forward and to get ready for the international competition. The field will be strong on the part of the world meet leaderboard where Out of the Blue is expected to be positioned.
Team Orange will have to fend off Out of the Blue after a good portion of the 150 training jumps that the challenger was planning to complete after the Tomscat Trophy...