Did You Know...... that NSL-TV now features a Sinapsi PD and XL battle of 2002?
17 points behind XL: Sinapsi PD at the Shamrock Showdown 2002
The story featured DeLand Majik and Arizona Airspeed Vertical and their competition videos of the event. There were several other internal battles at different parts of the leaderboard, and NSL-TV found videos of UK team XL and Italy's national 4way team Sinapsi in the archives.
Airspeed Vertical was the reigning 4way world champion in 2002, DeLand Majik would win gold medals in Croatia 2004, and Sinapsi won bronze medals in Germany 2006. XL battled for bronze medals with the DeLand Norgies for many years and eventually ended up empty handed.
XL at the Shamrock Showdown 2002
The new videos of the 2002 event are showing Thomas Hughes and Pete Allum with XL, while Marco Arrigo is still with Sinapsi PD. XL outscored Sinapsi by 13 points in March 2002. However, the Italian national team had reduced the distance to two points a year later in Gap, France.
The DeLand Norgies won the bronze medals in 2003 by one single point, and it was the closest battle between Norgies and XL. However, it was actually a 3-team battle for the bronze medals, as Sinapsi was only two points behind both teams after Round 9.
2 points behind XL: Sinapsi PD at the world meet in Gap 2003
That's when Pete Allum took Marco Arrigo's slot and competed for Italy. He was eligible for the world meet in Germany 2006 after sitting out in Croatia 2004.
Sinapsi with Pete Allum turned around the outcome of Croatia 2004 and outscored the Sky Panthers by one single point for the bronze medals in the 5-round meet. Sinapsi was actually also only one point behind France in the silver medal position. XL member Steve Hamilton later joined Sinapsi, as well, and all XL members still celebrate annual reunions with different lineups at the World Challenge.