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Did You Know...

... that Arizona Airspeed's Niklas Hemlin commented the Wind Games experience live on NSL-TV?

Block 13 - in Round 6 of the Wind Games 2019
posted Feb 10th, 2019 - It was not too long ago when Arizonas Airspeed's team captain Niklas Hemlin discussed the two new blocks 1 (Molar - Molar) and 13 (Mixed Accordian - Mixed Accordian) live on NSL-TV with NMP PCH HayaBusa's Inside Center David Grauwels. The NSL News story on January 10th included the video of this conversation and some technical details.

A few weeks later, Niklas Hemlin and David Grauwels met each other live on site with their teams at the Empuriabrava Wind Tunnel in Spain for the Wind Games 2019. Block 13 was drawn for Round 6 of the indoor meet, while Block 1 was not a part of the 10-round competition.

Neither HayaBusa nor Airspeed won Round 6, where Weembi High Rollers were showing off their own version of the Block 13 technique with the highscore for the round. The Belgian indoor and outdoor world champions still ran away from both of their main opponents and finished with a new historic 35+ record average.

Arizona Airspeed had a tight battle with the French team throughout the first five rounds and were only one point behind Weembi High Rollers after Round 5. Both teams were already hopelessly behind HayaBusa at half-time. The distance to HayaBusa increased in the second half, and Airspeed also lost touch with the French national 4-way indoor team.

Wind Games 2019
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Avg
Rank AAA Class F,21,6 L,H,22,7 C,8,19 9,D,5 16,N,14 13,20,G 4,N,J,M 11,17,Q 3,O,K,E A,12,2 Total Avg
1 NMP-PCH Hayabusa  BE  33 -1 37 -1 31 -1 50    31    26 -2 46 -1 34    39 -2 27 -2  354(10) 35.4
2 Weembi High Rollers  FR  29 -3 33 -2 26 -3 47    31    28 -1 44 -2 32 -1 34 -5 29     333(17) 33.3
3 Arizona Airspeed  US  28 -3 34    28    46    29    25 -1 37 -5 30 -2 31 -5 26     314(16) 31.4
4 Qatar Tigers  QA  31    29 -3 27    39    26    24    39 -2 29 -1 32 -3 24 -1  300(10) 30.0
5 SDC Rhythm XP  US  29    29 -1 23 -2 41    27    26    37 -3 27 -1 35 -1 24 -1  298(9) 29.8
NSL Live Talk with Niklas Hemlin in Florida - Arizona Airspeed at the Wind Games 2019
Niklas Hemlin with FSL tunnel campers and competitors in Florida
Niklas Hemlin then visited Florida once again, where he was coaching teams and competitors of the Florida Skydiving League who had signed up for the indoor training camps that Amer Kassas had organized at iFLY Tampa and iFLY Orlando.

He was also player-coaching several teams at World Tunnel League and Indoor Cloud League events on the same occasions.

It was a perfect opportunity to meet with him for a new round of NSL Live Talk after the Wind Games and discuss the Airspeed experiences at the Wind Games. The same blocks and techniques were once again topics for the new conversation on Sunday morning. Block 1 and Block 13 were both drawn for the January competition of the World Tunnel League.

Niklas Hemlin came back from Europe last week, and Arizona Airspeed had a short 1-week break before resuming indoor training on Monday, first in Arizona and then at Paraclete XP before the annual indoor championships in Raeford, North Carolina.

Both U.S. teams who competed in Spain will be back at Paraclete XP with different goals. SDC Rhythm XP will try to get even closer to Airspeed than in Spain, while the reigning U.S. indoor and outdoor champions want to show that the results at the Wind Games were not their best ones.

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