Seven UK 4way teams competed last week at the World Cup 2013, plus the Brit Chicks lineup in 8way and a VFS 4way pickup team. The same seven teams will meet again in Hibaldstow and try to improve the results and rankings.
The World Cup 2013 in Banja Luka saw an exciting UK battle between Bodyflight Isis and Kaizen in the female 4way category through the first eight rounds before Isis finally pulled away and won by seven points. Isis also won the bronze medals and even tied the highscore for one round with the two top teams from France and USA.
|World Cup 2013||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||Rd. 11||T.||Avg|
|1||Aerodyne French Girls (FR)||21||27||16(-2)||18||20(-1)||17||17(-2)||23||24(-1)||20||17||220||20.0|
|2||Golden Knights (US)||22||25||17(-2)||17||19(-1)||18||21||20(-3)||24(-1)||20||17||220||20.0|
|3||Bodyflight Isis (UK)||19||18||17||14(-1)||16(-1)||16||16||17||21||16||-||170||17.0|
Kaizen coach Pete Allum said that Isis is the favorite at this point in time. However, both teams are close enough to each other to expect a similar battle as in Banja Luke. Kaizen can win with a great meet if Isis has an average performance.
The UK gold medals in the Open Class are probably too far away for both teams since Satori is back in action. Original founding member Julia Foxwell is coming back with John McIver, Ian "Milko" Hodgkinson and new Satori member Steve Hamilton. This brings two former XL members back together and will make Satori only stronger.
|World Cup 2013||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||Total||Avg|
|1||Bodyflight Isis (UK)||19||18||17||14||16||16||16||17||(21)||(16)||133||17.0|
|7||Team XX (UK)||13||13||10||10||10||11||11||13||(14)||-||91||11.7|
Former Point Ian Hodgkinson takes the Tail slot and flies the new rear piece with John McIver in the same driver's seat. Julia Foxwell said that Satori would have liked to compete in Banja Luke, however, the new lineup needed some training and used the time to get ready for the title defense at the national championships.
The Sun Path Products NSL News will follow the action in Hibaldstow this weekend and keep an eye on the seven teams and their new battle after the internal pre-game in Banja Luke.