... that NSL-TV presents round two's highscores in each competition class?
posted Oct 5th, 2006 -
NSL-TV has now moved on to the second round of the NSL Playoffs 2006 events. This time, all videos on the scores page have been switched simultaneously, and the jumps can once again be compared directly. The video of each highscore in all four competition classes is available by coincidence.
The Colorado Skydiving League's Rookie Class team Mayhem scored a 7-pointer, which was the highest score in this round. All other highscores of a single round in the Rookie Class were posted by Not It from the New England Skydiving League. The NSL Playoffs 2006 event was the 4th competition for Mayhem, and the 6.3 meet average was far above the previous results (0.3 - 1.7 - 1.6 - 6.2) in 2006. Mayhem finished in 3rd position of the Rookie Class leaderboard.
Only four teams competed in the A Class on September 16. Skydive City dominated that weekend's leaderboard. The meet story of the Florida Skydiving League already mentioned that Skydive City had a very new Center Inside and still continued on the same scoring level (6.3 - 6.7 - 8.8 - 8.8 - 9.2 - 8.7 - 8.5), compared to the previous meets.
The AA Class competition was the most popular category on September 16. A total of 28 teams competed at several different locations. Team Pulse of the Ranch Skydiving League outscored the whole field and was five points ahead of Air Force Shockwave after four rounds.
Only one team was able to keep up with the Pulse pace in round two, and it was not the strongest Air Force line-up. Air Force CAD finished three points behind Air Force Shockwave. However, round two was the highlight for Mike Bush (Outside Center), Joe Kreidel (Inside Center), Ryan Regan (Tail), Jon Vaage (Point) and Steve Ramos (Video) in this competition. The 13-pointer tied the Pulse score and was the highest result in this round.
The AAA Class race continued between Perris Fury and Elsinore Gravity. Round two was the last of seven rounds that both teams would have different numbers on the scoreboard. Perris Fury had taken a 1-point lead in round one, and Elsinore Gravity tied the game with a 16-pointer in round two. Perris Fury had a 15-pointer on the scoreboard, which was also matched by Mass Defiance of the New England Skydiving League.
It was once again a very close race in round two. Both teams finished each page with almost eaxctly the same times, and it was still as close when time was running out. However, Elsinore Gravity managed to squeeze the 16th scoring point into the 35-second working time, while Perris Fury was not so lucky.
The two best SSL teams of the 2006 season were tied on top of the leaderboard after two rounds, and the situation never changed throughout the remainder of the competition in Elsinore. Even a jump-off would not break the tie. The NSL-TV coverage of the playoffs weekend will continue soon.