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He took some more time on Wednesday morning for a summary of the situation after Round 3 in all Formation Skydiving events and for a preview of today's competition. The conversation began with an overview of the Wednesday schedule and then turned to the next three rounds, which will be completed during the first half of the day.
Dennis Praet explained that the first round of the day, Round 4 (9,20,G) would offer different engineering options. Round 5 follows with a mainly standard sequence before Round 6 concludes the 4-way day with another more interesting sequence. Two slot-switching blocks (10 and 3) could bring piece partners in the front or rear piece back to their exit positions without extra memory.
However, Dennis Praet added that his team has another engineering option with the same result. It's the mirror-image option that requires a lot of training to get familiar with different turning directions and visual images of the formations.
At the same time, the second Airspeed lineup is on the other and more unfortunate end. Odyssey's latest reunion suffers eight point deductions, seven of them due to video troubles after the exit. Odyssey would be in 3rd place without the penalties. Defiance is three points ahead after penalties.
The 4-way leaderboard has all four U.S. teams in the first four positions, as the NSL News mentioned it as a possibility in the preview. Swedish team Echochamber had the same video trouble in Round 2 that Airspeed Odyssey have been dealing with in each round. Echochamber lost three points in Round 2 and is one point behind Odyssey.
Three additional point deductions for the Swedes in Round 4 did not help their case and delayed their efforts to interfere with the U.S. 4-way sweep. Defiance lead Echochamber by four points after Round 4 in the race for the FAI bronze medals.