NSL-TV now follows up with the competition videos of the French reigning VFS 4way world champions, Team4speed SD. The previous story explained comprehensively how Team4speed SD and Dubai Nexus have been challenging each other this year with their new lineups, and how the national team of the United Arab Emirates has maintained the upper hand so far.
An earlier story on 29 September 2013 brought the US team Arizona Arsenal into the same VFS 4way picture with Dubai Nexus and Team4speed SD. Arsenal will represent the USA at the World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014 in Prostejov and has an uphill road ahead to get closer to the two top teams.
USPA Nationals 2013 Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8 Total Avg Rank VFS 4way D,I,9,7 H,E,M,P,J 6,F,A,G N,14,8 K,2,17 11,1,L 10,4,12 C,15,16 Total Avg 1 Dubai Nexus (AE) 16(-2) 23 20(-2) 38(-1) 23(-1) 21(-2) 19 20 180 22.5 2 Team4speed SD (FR) 18(-1) 24 19 32(-1) 21(-1) 25 18(-1) 16(-2) 173 21.6 3 Arizona Arsenal (US) 18(-1) 22 16(-1) 25(-2) 22 24 15(-2) 15 157 19.6
Dubai Nexus was without any serious competition at this point in time. The next team down the Mondial VFS 4way rankings was Evolution from Canada in 4th place. There was a 63-point difference (23.1 - 15.3) between Nexus and Evolution after the eight rounds in Dubai.
The Nexus members did not like the perspective very much of having no competition in their category. Evolution had plans to intensify the training and also changed the lineup for the 2013 season. However, the double duties between traditional 4way and VFS 4way would make it difficult for the Canadians to keep up with the professional VFS 4way experts from Dubai.
He offered his ideas to his his direct competitors from France, and that's when the team name of the French team changed to Team4speed SD, which stands for Skydive Dubai. Team4speed SD now represents the same skydiving business and still continues to compete for France.
The athletic results of the smart business move are on hand. Jason Russell and Dubai Nexus can feel the new French pressure and are forced to keep going forward. The VFS 4way duels between Team4speed SD and Dubai Nexus in 2013 have been exciting, while Arizona Arsenal and Evolution will try to get closer to the two top teams.