The NSL-TV camera had captured all ten rounds of NMP-PCH Hayabusa and the other AAA Class top teams from eye level during the live coverage of the event. The new CamScore videos are now showing what the judges saw from the angle of the camera on top of the flying chamber.
The judges liked what they saw, as the scoresheet did not have too many marks for the Belgian silver medalist of the Mondial Dubai 2012. The total of six point deductions is much less compared to the damage that Hayabusa has been used to in the past. There was even a stretch of six rounds (2 - 7) without any infringements at all.
Hayabusa had more a reputation of being the fastest and most energetic 4way team and not necessarily the cleanest one. The incomplete Side Body Donut (Block 2) in Round 10 at the Mondial 2012 made history as the most dramatic infringement ever and was costly.
In fact, Hayabusa was the fastest team in Dubai and ended up in 2nd place only due to the number of point deductions. The same lineup completed several more points than Arizona Airspeed in the total working time over ten rounds. Only the infringements pulled the Belgians back down to the 2nd place position.
World Challenge 2013 Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Rd. 4 Rd. 5 Rd. 6 Rd. 7 Rd. 8 Rd. 9 Rd. 10 Total Avg Rank AAA Class O,E,J,K,3 M,Q,A,14 4,6,16 8,18,N H,19,12 2,7,13 11,C,P,9 15,D,10 L,F,17,G 20,1,22 Total Avg 1 NMP-PCH Hayabusa (BE) 40(-1) 37 25 28 28 25 37 25(-2) 42(-1) 20(-2) 307 30.7 2 Evolution (CA) 39 36 24(-1) 23 21(-3) 22(-1) 33(-1) 24(-2) 37(-1) 21 280 28.0
The young Canadian team was only one single point behind in each of the first three rounds. Hayabusa then picked up the pace without giving up any quality and convinced the judges that the Belgian performance can be fast and clean at the same time. The judges only had to push the wrong button again towards the end of the meet.
Coach Gary Smith and NMP-PCH Hayabusa have been working together to combine speed, energy and performing for the judges at the same time. It seems to work, and the Hayabusa team will continue on the same path. Belgian success with this combination could be very dangerous and challenging for the opponents...