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The complete Norgies 4-way team, disregarding the 5th member on camera, had their last reunion at the Norwegian Nationals 2017 where they won the 4-way title with an 18.4 average after eight rounds, far ahead of any other Norwegian 4-way teams. Members of the original lineup had also attended other indoor events in 4-way and 8-way randomly.
Norgies point, Pål Kolbenstvedt, even collected his most recent Norwegian outdoor gold medals at this year's national championship, even though he did not have company by his original team mates. However, he successfully convinced the other three Norgies to join him for a new indoor project, this time in 8-way.
All four original members and Lise Aune-Nansen's husband Nikolai agreed to invite 8-way expert Martial Ferre as the player-coach for the Norgies & Friends lineup, and they asked two other high-profile competitors to join the Norgies indoor reunion in 8-way.
Plans were made for a 3-day indoor camp at Fly-In Liege in Belgium, and the Norgies & Friends came well prepared to the 16-foot wind tunnel, as the training videos are showing.
It was originally supposed to be only a one-time affair. However, the 8-way team for a weekend may have enjoyed it more than they even expected.
Paul Hofstee reported that the Norgies ordered new jumpsuits right on site, where Martial Ferre could take the measurements as a Parasport dealer. The new Oceanside AtomiX member said that he will sign up for any following training camps with the Norgies if they decide to continue.
Martial Ferre, Paul Hofstee and Kjetil Nordin are highly experienced and well trained 8-way competitors, as they have attended many 8-way competitions together in Martial Ferre's international Veloce QRF signature lineup.
FAI Indoor World Meet 2019
The 8-way competition included a very fast sequence in Round 6, and Martial Ferre's French 8-way team had posted a 44-pointer for a new official FAI indoor world record.
The Norgies & Friends took on the sequence in training and practiced it several times before getting serious about it. Then they used the stop-watch to compare their results with the best 8-way teams in the world. The video of the best sequence is showing a 45-pointer of a team who look like very well-trained 8-way experts.
The NSL News detected a few critical situations, and the experts in the audience have an opportunity to be the judges. Norgies & Friends have asked InTime owners and judges Claire King and Dirk Venter to evaluate the performance from the judging perspective. The NSL News will follow up with the results...