Did You Know...... that Denmark had extraordinary nationals this week?
Beautiful weather at Danish Nationals 2013
Unfortunately, the weather cooperated only for the competition. The two days of planned training before the meet were winded out. Kjetil Nordin said that the winds continued to blow throughout the competition, however, the conditions were jumpable according to the Danish rules.
The scores show a very tight competition for the silver and bronze medals, as it was expected. The Sun Path Products NSL News had last reported on 12 May 2013 how close the competition was between VAF Warriors and AirPlay.
New national 4way title: Voluntas Reunion
Voluntas Reunion, with highly experienced international 4way competitors of the past in the lineup, pulled away pretty early in the competition to win another national 4way title with a 24-point lead.
Kjetil Nordin reported that his own team, AirPlay, had a lot of trouble with "flat flying exits" and the resulting video busts on the first competition day: "After Round 4, we had a 3.0 bust average..." VAF Warriors pulled away, and Aerodyne Steam surprisingly kept up to finish only one point behind at the end of the first day and the completion of five rounds.
Catching up: National A-Team Aerodyne Steam
Kjetil Nordin said that AirPlay returned the favor when they saw that Steam was preparing for Round 9 when it was time forr Round 8...
The second day of the competition shifted the attention from the battle for silver medals to bronze, as VAF Warriors were safe in 2nd place. Kjetil Nordin said that Aerodyne Steam's performance was very consistent but not strong enough to keep up with the more experienced teams in the first two places.
4way competitors on the way up to a 16way
Both teams completed 11 points in working time, but the judges had the last word. AirPlay lost three more points due to the re-occuring video problem, while Steam had only a 1-point deduction.
The early finish of the competition allowed the AAA Class competitors to do something that has only been talked about at many earlier national championships. All four AAA Class teams joined forces to get back in the air for a 16way. One load later, the team videographers also went up and did a special VFS jump. Kjetil Nordin explained: "In other words, a Video Formation Skydive with camera suits..."