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... that NSL Live Talk replaced outdoor training for Out of the Blue on Friday?

Out of the Blue at the FAI Outdoor World Meet 2018
posted May 23rd, 2020 - The next NSL Live Talk update came from the Netherlands, where national 4-way team Out of the Blue are waiting out the corona virus crisis. The complete lineup met with the NSL News online on Friday to discuss the current situation.

The team members provided overviews of their own competition career and explained how the current Out of the Blue lineup came together. Mandy Feijen, Mechie Voermans, Bart Daenen and Ralf Pijnenburg attended their first meet at the Belgian Indoor Nationals 2018. Team videographer Leon van Leeuwen was filming the team for the first time at the Tomscat Trophy 2019.

Mechie Voermans and Leon van Leeuwen have been team mates for a long time and started together with Whooops in the Rookie Class. They have competed for the Netherlands at several international events, including the FAI World Meet 2012 with Whooops, and again in 2016 with M4trix. Mechie Voermans was also in the Out of the Blue lineup at the FAI Outdoor World Meet 2018.

The complete current lineup then competed for the Netherlands at the FAI Indoor World Meet 2019. The next and first outdoor world meet, the FAI Mondial Tanay 2020, was supposed to be the next highlight for Out of the Blue.


Dutch League May 2005
1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Avg
Rank A Class Q,2 8,21 6,M O,K,L D,7 C,4 Total Avg
1 Go Fast Girls 7 4 8 8 5 5 37 6.2
2 Tiramisu 7 3 7 8 6 5 36 6.0
3 Fourmica 5 4 4 5 3 5 26 4.3
4 Drop Out 3 4 7 5 1 4 24 4.0
5 Double Trouble 2 3 6 2 5 3 21 3.5
Rank Rookie M,Q,N B,J,A E,D,C O,K,L M,G,F B,H,P Total Avg
1 Whooops 1 2 0 2 1 4 10 1.7
2 TGV 0 1 1 0 1 1 4 0.7

Out of the Blue at the FAI Indoor World Meet 2019
The team members said that Out of the Blue will still compete for the Netherlands in Tanay next year. As in several other countries, The Dutch federation has already confirmed Out of the Blue as the national team for the delayed world meet. The team members said that they have no problem with spending an additional year together, due to the great team dynamics.

The team members all grew out of the Dutch 20+ Project, which supported the participating teams financially for a while. Out of the Blue continued after the project ended and were then able to make their own choices of team members.

The current Out of the Blue lineup made their last jump together at the Dutch Nationals 2019 and then started planning for the 2020 world meet season with 200 training jumps. They still followed up with indoor meets at the ISR Grand Prix in November and the Belgian Indoor Nationals in December.

The new year began as planned with a trip to Spain at the end of January, where Out of the Blue finished with a new team record average at the Wind Games. Then the 2020 season came to the abrupt halt with the outbreak of the corona virus.


Wind Games 2020
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Avg
Rank AAA Class Q,F,6,14 1,13,4 8,J,15 O,9,D,5 21,A,P,H N,C,20,12 7,G,K,19 10,16,22 17,E,11 M,B,3,L Total Avg
1 NMP-PCH Hayabusa  BE  32 -1 29    28 -1 44 -3 45    29    35    25    34    47     348 34.8
2 Arizona Airspeed  US  34    24 -1 29    45 -2 41    29    34 -1 23    34    39 -1  332 33.2
3 SDC Rhythm XP  US  33    25    27 -1 44 -1 41    26    30 -3 23    30 -2 41 -2  320 32.0
4 IFS-Moscow  RU  27 -3 20 -3 25 -2 45 -2 36 -1 25 -1 30 -1 23    29 -2 33 -5  293 29.3
5 ISR FireFlash  BE  30    23    26    39    36    22 -1 27 -2 20    29    29 -4  281 28.1
6 Weembi Unicorns  IT  28    23    26    42    36    23    29    20    22 -4 26 -3  275 27.5
7 NFTO  UK  28    21    22    38    36    21    27 -1 18    24 -3 32 -1  267 26.7
8 Echochamber  SE  28    21    22    37    35    21 -1 23 -2 19    26    29 -4  261 26.1
9 Nephtys Weembi  FR  26    19 -1 20 -1 35    32    22    26 -1 19    22 -2 32 -1  253 25.3
10 Oceanside AtomiX  DE  25 -2 21    19 -2 31 -1 31    19    27    17 -1 22 -1 31     243 24.3
11 Out of the Blue  NL  25    19    21    31 -2 29 -1 18    25    17 -1 24    16 -7  225 22.5
12 Blue Steel  FI  24    18    20    29    26 -1 20    24    15 -1 21    27 -1  224 22.4
13 Windobona Black Mantis  AT  27    18 -1 21    27 -3 27    19 -1 24    17    21    19 -5  220 22.0
14 Papea  ES  22    19    21    29 -1 27 -2 19    21 -2 17    22    19 -5  216 21.6
15 Lucky Boys  HU  20 -2 18 -1 20    28 -1 27    18    23    17 -3 18 -3 24     213 21.3
16 Voss Vind Girls  NO  22 -1 19 -1 21    28 -1 27    16 -1 14 -3 17 -1 21    22 -3  207 20.7
17 3 Boys 1 Girl  FR  21    16    18    27    26    17    19    15 -1 19 -2 24    202 20.2
18 Realfly Fire  CH  23    16 -3 18 -2 25 -1 28 -1 13 -2 23    17    19    19 -4 201 20.1
19 Windobona Angels  ES  21    16 -1 17 -2 26    26 -1 17    21    15    17 -1 20 -4 196 19.6
20 Standby  IT  20    13 -3 16    22    24    12 -1 19 -2 12 -1 15 -1 23 -1 176 17.6
21 Equinox  LT  22    17    15 -1 20 -2 21 -3 16    17 -2 13    12 -2 16 -3 169 16.9

Whooops at the FAI Outdoor World Cup 2011
Original Whooops, M4trix and Out of the Blue member Leon van Leeuwen started in the active lineup of the new team in 2017 and then took a break in 2018. Bart Daenen was filming Out of the Blue at that time, and Rick Verbunt was in the outside center slot.

Bart Daenen said that he has always been an active competitor and was glad to move back in front of the camera with the beginning of the 2019 season. That's when Leon van Leeuwen came back and took the slot behind the camera. He is now the team videographer and copies the move that David Grauwels is doing for NMP PCH HayaBusa.

The Tomscat Trophy 2020 would have been next for Out of the Blue, which has been canceled as all other summer events. The team is now waiting for the restart for indoor and outdoor training.

The NSL Live Talk took place on a Friday evening in the Netherlands. Team training was originally scheduled for a long weekend, beginning on Thursday, and the team would have been enjoying a beer together at the end of a training day under better circumstances. It turned out to be the NSL Live Talk from three different locations instead...

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