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Norway had strong 8-way teams at the world meets between 1989 and 1995, as well, which faded when the DeLand Norgies began to focus on 4-way competition.
Arcteryx continued the strong international 4-way presence until 2008 and still owns the highest outdoor average in Norwegian history, with the 22.5 average in Maubeuge 2008. Government funding and focus then shifted slowly to 4-way Women after the event was added to the FAI world meet agenda in 2001.
The FAI World Meet 2010 in Menzelinsk would turn out as the last time that a 4-way Open Class team from Norway represented the country in this event. The 4-way Women effort lasted only two years longer. Polaris won FAI bronze medals in Dubai 2012 and was the last Norwegian Formation Skydiving competition team at a world meet.
He had Kjetil Nordin in his 4-way and 8-way lineups, who was in Norway's last 4-way Open Class team at a world championship, in Menzelinsk 2010. He has also been competing for Denmark (Pangaea) ever since and still goes back to the Norwegian national championships on a regular basis. His main focus has recently been on 8-way competition with Martial Ferre's Veloce QRF indoor team.
Another DeLand Norgies member has created the newest generation of 4-way competitors in Norway. Carl-Erik Tuv was in the tail slot for the FAI bronze medalists of 1999, 2001 and 2003. He did not compete at the national championships this time. However, his daughter Christiane Sørfjord Tuv won the A Class gold medals with FS2020 Volare, and she is in the same slot.
Her team and FS 2020 Agera, silver medalist in the AAA Class, are planning to bring 4-way teams from Norway back into the international community.
Norwegian Nationals 2019
|1||All Star Team||10||16||12||13||17||14||17||13||112||14.0|
|2||FS 2020 Agera||11||15||10||8||12||14||12||11||93||11.6|
|2||A Team Has No Name||11||5||9||4||5||6||5||-||45||6.4|
|4||Bad Ass NoPro||4||5||5||4||6||5||6||-||35||5.0|
|6||Flying Chicks ?||0||0||2||2||2||2||2||-||10||1.4|
The new AAA Class team, FS2020 Agera, finished with an 11.6 average at the team's first competition. Kjetil Nordin said that this year was also the first AAA Class training for half of the team: "They want to try to become Norway's first national team in the open category since 2010. Their performance in Round 6 shows that they are already capable of great jumps. They also beat their project organizers and coaches from Humleswing."
The competition event was not shortened due to bad weather. Kjetil Nordin explained why the teams completed only seven/eight rounds: "The national championship had the best weather I have ever experienced. We finished a whole day early. The number of rounds in each discipline count as a completed competition in Norway."
"This system has been practiced for a long time, due to many jumpers having double or triple duties, or more. You give up your right to scheduled breaks between rounds, if you choose to participate in different events (FS/artistic/wingsuit)."
Norwegian Nationals 2019
|1||All Star Squad||3||5||4||5||5||4||4||30||4.3|
|2||Hero to Zero||0||2||2||3||0||2||0||9||1.3|
|3||Funjumpers Come to Manifest||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0.1|
"Hero to Zero was another amazing team. They had everything from wing suit world champion Espen Fadnes to two guys who started their first jump course in May this year, Elias Borøchstein Syslak and Tommy Christensen. I have never seen a team so fun as this. I did my 1000th jump at the world meet, and was tackled in freefall before the freeze frame in judging, but this was another fun level. Here we had canopy openings before freeze frame, carefully planned by the world champion. And when Tommy did his jump number 100 in the competition, he did a naked skydive. They claimed that they had a camera malfunction. They still managed to score a few points in most rounds, and grabbed the silver medals."
Kjetil Nordin's 8-way team All Star Squad (ASS) had Øivind Godager in the lineup, who won his first national title as the oldest team member at the age of 64. He was the person who told Kjetil Nordin that Formation Skydiving competitions existed and that he should go to wind tunnel camps if he wanted to advance in the sport.
The FAI Outdoor World Cup 2021 will take place in Voss, Norway. Kjetil Nordin said that "we hope to mobilize in all disciplines"...