supported by:
Vigil Logo


National
Skydiving
League

226 Pecan Street
Deland FL 32724
tel: (386) 801-0804

© 2003 - 2019
All Rights Reserved


supported by:
In Time Scoring


Valid HTML Valid CSS!

Did You Know...

... that the German Thiele brothers will be separated for the first time at a world meet?

Airbus FSZ Saar with Solly Williams at the German Nationals 2018
posted Sep 5th, 2018 - Germany's current Airbus FSZ Saar lineup had much less work this year to win the 4-way competition at the national championships. Challenger AtomiX YUU had finished only eight points behind (184 - 176) in 2017 and was eager to get even closer a year later.

Airbus was in the team's first year with the new lineup, which was a 2-2 combination of two previous members (Thomas Mack, Goeran Meyer) and two members of the previous German national 4-way team, Paratec-Saar (Markus Bastuck, Joern Thiele). Andreas Troegele continued in his camera slot.

A year later, and after joining the indoor competition world at the team's first two meets, Airbus has picked up the pace, while AtomiX could not complete the planned training schedule and increase the performance level. However, AtomiX will compete again at the upcoming ESL Championship 2018 and has new plans for the next two years. New goal is to compete for Germany at the FAI World Meet 2020 in Tanay after winning the national championships in 2019.

Airbus did not compete with the complete lineup last week. Inside center Joern Thiele is recovering from an earlier injury, and coach Solly Williams, 4-way world champion of 2004 with DeLand Majik, filled the slot at the German Nationals. He has been coaching the team for several years.

German Nationals 2018
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Avg
Rank AAA Class B,11,7 C,9,3 K,4,1 5,L,H,G 18,19,M D,17,13 22,P,12 E,20,8 O,14,N,10 16,Q,J,15 Total Avg
1 Airbus 4-way FSZ Saar 22    24    19    26    19    19    15    19    18    19    200 20.0
2 AtomiX-YUU Skydive 20    18 -4 16    21    18    16    13    14    16    17    169 16.9
3 Paranodon Bardarbunga 19    17    15    16    16    14    14    15    15    -     141 15.7
4 Dark Energy 17    19    13 -1 17 -2 15    14    12    14    14    15    150 15.0
5 NeVa FSZ Saar 17    14    12    16    13    12    10    13    13    13    133 13.3
6 Paranodon Eyjafjallajökull 16    15    14    13    11    11    11    14    11    -     116 12.9
7 Skynamite FSZ Saar 17    14    11    15    12    11    11    13    11    10    125 12.5
8 Wolf Pack 14    13    10 -2 15    12    11    9    12    9    12    117 11.7
9 Skyweed Illertissen 14    14    12    14    11    10    8    12    11    10    116 11.6
10 HorschD FSZ Saar 14    13    8 -2 11 -1 11    6    9    11    8    12    103 10.3

The 20.0 average after Round 10, which was officially 20.1 after Round 9, is the first 20+ outdoor average for the current Airbus lineup, even though all team members are familiar with this scoring level, including missing inside center Joern Thiele.

Two more years: AtomiX YUU at the German Nationals 2018

Paratec-Saar (Markus Bastuck, Joern Thiele) had won the German Nationals 2013 with a 20.2 average, one point ahead of EADS/Airbus with Thomas Mack and Goeran Meyer. Markus Bastuck, Thomas Mack and Goeran Meyer have now recorded their next 20+ average with Solly Williams in the lineup, and Joern Thiele will try to copy this at his comeback event, the FAI World Meet 2018 in Australia.

Both Airbus teams, the Illertissen 8-way lineup and the FSZ Saar 4-way team, are in a similar situation, as they did not compete with the same lineups last week that will represent Germany in Australia.

Joern Thiele will be back in the 4-way lineup, and his brother Max replaces Olaf Biedermann in the 8-way team. Max Thiele and Olaf Biedermann have been sharing one 8-way slot in training and competition this year. Max Thiele was in the lineup that finished the critical qualification event in July with the 13.8 average, and Olaf Biedermann competed in 8-way at the national championships.

German Nationals 2013
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Avg
Rank AAA Class B,7,11 P,C,4,5 J,D,O,21 6,18,15 1,L,2 M,9,K,13 19,N,Q,12 G,22,14 E,H,A,8 F,20,3 Total Avg
1 Paratec-Saar 21 20 25 17 17 22 19 16 26 19 202 20.2
2 EADS/Airbus 22 21 25 16 16 23 18 15 26 19 201 20.1
3 Gamma Ray Kassel 16 15 19 13 14 17 16 12 19 11 152 15.2
4 Usual Suspects 13 15 17 9 11 16 13 12 15 14 135 13.5
5 Neva 14 14 18 10 12 15 13 11 15 11 133 13.3
6 MiMiKRi 14 12 17 9 10 15 13 10 16 13 129 12.9
7 AtomiX 13 13 16 9 11 15 11 8 13 13 122 12.2
8 Pink Saulgau 11 8 17 11 10 15 11 11 17 9 120 12.0
9 Quaterna 12 8 11 7 8 11 8 7 11 9 92 9.2
10 Schmetterding 9 8 13 7 8 11 8 7 10 8 89 8.9
11 Coolgang Lite 9 9 11 7 8 11 6 6 11 3 81 8.1
Joern and Max Thiele with EADS/Airbus 8-way at the FAI Mondial 2012
Joern and Max Thiele both have competed at several world meets before. They were team mates in the German national 4-way team Paratec-Saar, together with current Airbus 4-way member Markus Bastuck and Dieter Schwarz.

Paratec-Saar took away the German 4-way top spot from EADS/Airbus in 2006, even though the dethroned German champions still represented the country at the FAI World Meet 2006. The same lineup with the Thiele brothers defended the top spot until 2013 and competed for Germany at three world meets in 2008, 2010 and 2012. Markus Bastuck and Joern Thiele continued with a new Paratec-Saar lineup for one more year before the team project was discontinued.

After a 2-year break they joined forces with Airbus members Thomas Mack and Goeran Meyer at the beginning of the 2017 season and are now back to the 20+ level. Max Thiele joined the Airbus 8-way team where he shares the slot with his 8-way team mate of 2012, Olaf Biedermann. Both had competed together in 8-way at the FAI Mondial in Dubai.

This year's world meet brings the Thiele brothers both to their next international competition. However, it will be the first time that they will not compete together in the same team for Germany...

comments / feedback
Previous Article | Next Article
Get your weekly updates - Subscribe to the NSL News