The second set of CISM gold medals went to Belgium after last year's 30.5 average victory in Switzerland. It was the first Hayabusa competition with new team member Weadong So who replaced Luc Verstrepen at the end of the 2008 season. This year's event took place in Lucenec, Slovakia, in August.
Joey Jones mentioned in today's short interview that Hayabusa won this year's gold medals with a 33.0 average, which stands for an all-time military record. Team videographer Danny Jacobs provided the video footage of two competition jumps.
The situation at the FAI World Cup 2009 is very similar compared to 2007. Hayabusa comes to the Czech Republic with a lot of confidence after the impressive results at the CISM competition, and the US teams will not be competing at this year's World Cup.
It looks like another battle between Hayabusa and Aerodyne Cypres Maubeuge is coming up. It begins tomorrow morning, as Chief of Manifest, Bryan Burke, explained in an interview, which is a part of the next video clip from Prostejov. This clip also features scenes from the opening ceremony downtown Prostejov. This event included demonstration jumps into the opening ceremony and Czech traditional dancing.
This time, Italy's national champion Sinapsi, bronze medalis of the World Meet 2006, is ready to compete for new medals with the new lineup.
In addition, the best two Russian teams of the 2009 season, Black Cat and Skylight Barkli, will try to make the race for World Cup medals as exciting as possible. Black Cat is still the world record holder of the highest score for a single round.
Last, and really not least at all: the Fun Flag is on the NSL News agenda. The first investigations are on the way, and secret contacts have been made. It seems as if the Fun Flag is in the Czech Republic, and it is supposed to fly tomorrow.
Bodyflight Storm member Sarah Smith, competing with UK's 8-way team Xstorming8 at the World Cup 2009, seems to know something about the Fun Flag that the rest of the skydiving world doesn't know. The NSL News will surely follow up on the topic.