The NSL News story on May 5 followed up on the event with more information after all scores were posted. Spa Hayabusa member Roy Janssen had provided details of the whole competition and also mentioned that the video of the jump will soon be available for NSL-TV.
Conclusion of the evaluation was that the chances were not too great. However, it was not unthinkable that the BST meet might find recognition as an event that is of the same value as a 4-way competition of the French Cup series (Coupe de France), which was accepted by the FAI in 2002 as a meet where a world record could be scored.
The Spa Hayabusa members took it easy and were looking ahead: "Well, next time we may have more luck... and will go even faster, of course!" The Belgian team now provided the video of the jump, which can be viewed by clicking here. It is also posted together with the team's journal at the Spa Hayabusa website.
The video of the 45-pointer shows what Hayabusa member Roy Janssen was talking about in his first comments: "We lost a bit on the hill. I guess a 49-pointer was possible if we did a clean jump. We were busted on one video on the hill and one other bust. Unfortunately, we lost additional points on video..."
However, the Belgian team was probably also grateful that the judges accepted the formations and transitions on the whole first page, except one. The video shows that the pictures of the team fill only a very small part of the screen, and the viewer has to look very carefully to identify formations and transitions.
The NSL News audience can take the position of a judge and provide feedback of the Spa Hayabusa performance in the NSL Forum for this topic.
The Belgian team already completed another 80 training jumps after the BST competition, coached by reigning DeLand Majik world champion and current Fastrax member, Doug Park. Spa Hayabusa has one more training day scheduled before the Belgian Nationals 2006 on May 25-28. This event will be the official qualifyer for the World Meet 2006.