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The NSL News has covered the scoring progression extensively over the years, and it has been the 20-point elite club that used to catch the NSL News attention. DeLand Majik was the first team that managed to score only 20-pointers and higher and was joined by only a handful of other world class teams ever since.
The 21-pointer level was naturally the next step, and only Arizona Airspeed accomplished this challenge at the Valentine's Meet 2011 before Aerodyne Aerokart and NMP-PCH Hayabusa both posted scores of only 21 points and higher in each round at the World Cup. The French team went even a step further...
|World Cup 2011||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Round 5||Round 6||Round 7||Round 8||Round 9||Round 10||Total||Avg|
|Rank||4way Open Class||C,22,19||E,M,1,2||12,9,16||O,8,10||Q,14,5||P,17,K,18||21,L,J,13||3,11,B||20,G,H,4||N,F,A,7||Total||Avg|
|1||Aerodyne Aerokart||22||27||23 (-1)||22||26||25 (-1)||25||24||24||37||255||25.5|
|2||NMP-PCH Hayabusa||22||27||23||21 (-1)||24||25 (-3)||21 (-4)||23||24 (-1)||39||249||24.9|
|3||Paratec-Saar||16 (-2)||23||19||15 (-2)||19||18 (-1)||16 (-2)||19||20||31||196||19.6|
|4||Sky Panthers Barkli||18||21||19||16 (-2)||19 (-1)||16 (-3)||15 (-4)||19||19 (-3)||33||195||19.5|
|5||Gradient Alpha||17||21||17 (-2)||13 (-2)||20||20 (-1)||19||18||17 (-2)||27||189||18.9|
|6||EX3MO4||15 (-1)||19||17||17||17||16 (-1)||19||18||16 (-2)||28||182||18.2|
|7||Bardagi||15||20||17||15||16 (-1)||14 (-3)||19||15 (-1)||17||29||177||17.7|
Guillaume Bernier, Mathieu Bernier, Julien Degen and Jeremie Rollet, with Olivier Henaff on camera, came close again in June 2010 in France. For the second time they did not score below 20 points in any round, and only one 20-pointer in Round 5 kept them from accomplishing the 21-pointer deal. Then they repeated this at the World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2010.
There was still no team at the end of the 2010 season that had ever scored only 21-pointers or higher, and the French lineup would now change.
Then the Shamrock Showdown 2011 brought both teams very close to the next level of only 22-pointers. Airspeed missed it with a 20-pointer in Round 5 where Aerodyne Aerokart scored 19 points. All other scores of both teams were 22 points or higher.
The French team then eventually did what Jerome David predicted at the Shamrock Showdow 2010 - just on another level and with a different lineup. Aerodyne Aerokart skipped the 21-pointer level and posted only 22-pointers or higher at the World Cup in Germany. NMP-PCH Hayabusa completed enough points within working time (Round 4 and Round 7) but had too many point deductions. However, the Belgian team actually did what Jerome David had expected from his own French team: Hayabusa skipped the 20-pointer level that they had never accomplished and went straight to the 21-pointers - almost to 22...