The highest number of 4way teams so far competed at the 2012 event. 17 US teams made it to Raeford by then. This time, a total of 28 teams have signed up at this point in time.
It is an international 4way field for the first time in the history of the event. There are seven visiting teams from abroad who use the opportunity of attending two high-profile events within ten days. The same seven teams, and several US teams in Raeford, will also compete a week later at the Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship 2014.
4way AAA/Open: Arizona Airspeed (US), NMP-PCH Hayabusa (BE), VoltR (FR), Evolution (CA), SDC Rhythm XP (US), Aerodyne Steam (DK), VAF Warriors (DK), Voodoo (ZA), Carolina Turbo XP (US), Verve XP (US), Aerodyne French Girls (FR), Golden Knights (US), Spaceland Lite (US), The Collective (US), Dark Energy (US) 4way AA/Intermediate: STF PhoenixAir (US), Carolina Dynamic (US), CT True Blue (US), Shameless (US), Frogger89 (US), Prestige Worldwide (US), Vertigo Blue (US), Fuse (US), Texas Sweat It (US), Conn. Descension (US), Monster Madness (US), CD2 (US), Hemiacetal (US) 8way Open: Golden Knights (US), Venturi (FR), SteamWarriors (DK), Airy8 (US), Monster XP (US), Konami Code (US), Paraclete XP8 (US), Spaceland Lite 8 (US), UConn8 (US), Vertigo8 (US), Rhythmic Dark Energy (US), V8 (US)
The indoor competition features already the second 2014 showdown between Airspeed and Hayabusa. Hayabusa won the first one at the Wind Games 2014. The French national team Volt'R now joins the competition, while Evolution and SDC Rhythm XP are also ready to keep as close as possible to the best 4way teams in the world. Carolina Turbo XP competes for the first time with new member Nick Grillet in the tail slot.
Paraclete XP Indoor 2013 Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Rd. 4 Rd. 5 Rd. 6 Rd. 7 Rd. 8 Rd. 9 Rd. 10 Total Avg Rank 8way 4,2,N K,10,5 C,3,J,17 13,A,18 M,H,16,6 15,G,8 22,7,B 12,11,P Q,O,9,1 D,F,19,L Total Avg 1 Paraclete XP8 (US) 25 19 26 18 25 23 22 27 26 22 233 23.3 2 Bonjour Blue Sky (FR) 21 17 27 16 24 19 20 25 20 20 209 20.9 3 Maubeuge 8 Espoirs (FR) 22 18 25 18 26 19 18 22 12 20 200 20.0
Last not least, the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship also features the only 8way indoor competition in the world. The Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship 2014 has only the Golden Knights and the French national 8way team Ventura facing off in DeLand.
That will be different in Raeford this weekend. The 8way competition at Paraclete XP is an established event by now, and 12 teams have signed up for the meet. Golden Knights and Ventura are also competing in the 16-foot chamber before they will jump from a Twin Otter in DeLand.