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New team videographer David Grauwels had provided his first videos of his first training day behind the camera, and new inside center Michele Silvi was finally in freefall action with his new team.
NMP PCH HayaBusa eventually completed almost 50 training jumps at Skydive Paranodon in Illertissen, together with coach Gary Smith and former videographer Luc Van Britsom, who was coaching David Grauwels for his new camera job.
The NSL News was naturally interested in the team's impressions after the first training camp with the new and very different lineup. Three team members were available for a new NSL Live Talk conversation that was scheduled for Sunday, and videographer David Grauwels also provided brand-new footage of the most recent training jumps. The quality of the video footage was already on a significantly higher level and close to Luc Van Britsom's world-champion standards. However, David Grauwels also mentioned that his team mates still have to watch him go by the formation once in a while, and he was not shy of including one of the occasions.
There were no plans to replace David Grauwels before the FAI Mondial 2020 in Tanay, and Michele Silvi would have more than a year of waiting time before eventually getting into training and competition action. This all changed with the corona virus crisis and the rescheduling of the FAI Mondial 2020 to August 2021.
Michele Silvi's waiting time was over much earlier, and coach Gary Smith explained the new situation on April 29th. The complete and new NMP PCH HayaBusa lineup was then back again on NSL Live Talk almost a year after the introduction of new team member Michele Silvi, and the new inside center had to be ready for action half a year earlier than expected.
The topics of the conversation on May 18th were very different compared to June 2019, and the Belgians did not even know at that time when the new lineup would be able to begin with indoor or outdoor training.
Belgian is now ready for a restart, as well, and HayaBusa will soon resume outdoor training at Skydive Spa, after indoor training with full skydiving equipment. The HayaBusa members pointed out once again during the conversation how different indoor 4-way is. They emphasized that HayaBusa need full equipment all the time to train the freefall dynamics, and they need plenty of exits, too.
It is a challenging transition for Michele Silvi. He explained that he has been a recreational 4-way competitor in the past. Life as a professional athlete is very different, especially if he has to catch up to the highest level in 4-way history.
It is challenging in many ways for the new HayaBusa member. He attended his last outdoor competition with Amnesya at the FAI Outdoor World Meet 2018 in Australia. The next outdoor meet will be the USPA Nationals 2020, more than two years after his last ten outdoor rounds. The competition will be even much tougher, as SDC Rhythm XP and Arizona Airspeed will both be waiting for the reigning world champions on their home turf in the United States...
FAI World Meet 2018
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