Did You Know...... that Golden Knights and Aerodyne French Girls will also face off two times during the Paraclete week?
Same lineup - same team name: Team4speed
The other two teams are coming back with the same lineups and with the same names (Aerodyne French Girls, Team4speed). Several previews have covered the 4way Open Class competition at the Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship 2014, and the Sun Path Products NSL News story on 13 January 2014 provided a preview of the 8way competition.
The upcoming VFS 4way competition in DeLand between Team4speed and Evolution received an update on 19 February 2014, while the world class showdown between Golden Knights and Aerodyne French Girls in 4way Women has not been covered yet.
European bronze medals for Fire in Banja Luka 2013
All three teams in 4way Women are coming back with the same lineups and the same team names. Fire missed the final round at the Mondial Dubai 2012 only by a single point with a 13.6 average.
Fire's 14.4 average at the national championships in 2013 brought the bronze medals. Fire followed up with more bronze medals after a jumpoff round with Russia at the European Championship in Banja Luka.
Winter training in Eloy: Aerodyne French Girls
The situation between the two top teams seems to be more challenging for the Golden Knights who have not trained much this year so far. Their new coach Solly Williams spent some time with the US Army team at the end of the 2013 season before planning for 2014. There was some indoor training, and there will be a few jumps to warm up before the competition in DeLand.
The Aerodyne French Girls on the other side have been in training throughout the winter season, including a training camp in Arizona at the end of January.
23.7 at Wind Games: Aerodyne French Girls
Both teams will face off in Raeford at the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2014 before the trip to DeLand follows. A good performance at the indoor competition will bring confidence to the winning team.
On the other hand, the team in 2nd place will be able to follow Niklas Hemlin's wisdom that "you don't win a world championship in the wind tunnel". No matter what, there is a very exciting competition week waiting for the Sun Path Products NSL News audience...