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The NSL News had introduced British 4-way team Pajama Pumas with the update on 19 September 2017. It was at the end of the team's AA Class season that they finished with a 2nd place at the UK Nationals. Pajama Pumas had started with a 0.2 average in the Rookie Class of 2016 and wrapped up the first team year with a 10.9 average and the 1st place in the A Class at the ESL Championship 2016.
They moved up into the AA Class in 2017 and placed 2nd at the national championships with an 11.4 average, after a 1-point battle over eight rounds with Salty Jacks. The impressive progression continued in the AAA Class last year, and a 14.1 outdoor average at the UK Nationals was in the team records, after Wind Games, World Challenge and three meets of the United Kingdom Skydiving League (UKSL).
With Paul Colman stepping down at the end of the 2018 season to take a break from skydiving, there was space for a new team Pajama Puma, Jodie-Leigh Foster.The scores of the British 4-way teams have been added to last weekend's leaderboard. The AAA Class winner is Pajama Pumas, who placed themselves in front of the three German teams.
NSL Meet Weekend June 8th, 2019
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Cloud Busters finished off the 2018 season at the Revenge in Bedford, where they won the AA Class competition with a 16.8 average.
Jodie-Leigh Foster and Michael Swann had coach Matt Cumming and another Pajama Puma, Paul Willcock, in their lineup at the Revenge.
Both Pajama Pumas were impressed how Jodie-Leigh Foster copied their own progression at the beginning of their 4-way career. She had gone from 3.4 in the Rookie Class of 2017 to the 16.8 indoor average a year later in the AA Class.
Jodie-Leigh Foster made new plans for the 2019 season and agreed to join a AAA Class team skipping the AA Class after only one event in this category, the Revenge in October 2018.
World Challenge 2019
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Jodie-Leigh Foster remembers that she was under pressure: "I was very nervous about whether I'd be able to learn all the AA and AAA blocks in point, as well as all of the randoms, A, AA and AAA blocks in outside center – especially when the other team members have already competed in AAA, and each have over three times as many jumps as me. It was hard work but also lots of fun – a really good challenge!"
The new team member seems to fit in very well, and the new lineup has already lived up to the challenge. Pajama Pumas posted two new team record averages in 2019 so far, first with the 19.7 at the World Challenge, followed by a 19.8 average at the Weembi Cup.
Pajama Pumas have even received an invitation by the British Parachute Association (BPA) to compete for the British delegation at the FAI World Cup in Eloy this October. They will join NFTO, Chimera and Eros as the 4th team in the 4-way Open Class.
The first outdoor competition, with ACM member Marc Fletcher filling the inside center slot for Stefan Potter, was a great start into the 2019 season, as well, despite the exit troubles. Pajama Pumas finished on top of the international AAA Class leaderboard.
Jodie-Leigh Foster has now moved from her first 4-way team in 2017 to training for the FAI World Cup at Skydive Arizona in 2019. She and Pajama Pumas are a good match in the fast lane of 4-way progression. New coach, NFTO member Sian Stokes, fits just as well to the team speed and the progression. She will be able to be with the team at the world cup, where her own team wants to win in 4-way Women...