Thursday, November 9
Okay, I think I got all the typos fixed on those team pages.
We're starting up here shortly, it is another beautiful sunny
morning in Arizona.
After a lot of difficulty with Internet connections, I have had
to shut down the webcam. The software interferes with the program
that we use to post live scoring summaries for the belly fliers,
so one has got to go - sorry ;-(
It's pretty cool sitting here in the DZTV/Internet control
room, all by myself, but the the judges' hootch and DZTV viewing
area is just a few meters away, and every time a team has a good
jump there is a loud cheer from the crowd watching the show. Very
Your webmaster at work.
4-way round nine is finishing up, and the Norgies and FX both
had good jumps, 25 points each. PD Blue is up next and...a 24,
they just missed getting 25 in...Maubeuge...a 24 as well...and
Airspeed Vertical, with a six point lead coming into the round,
has a brain lock near the end and scores a 22. They did well
keeping that lock from turning into a bust!
If you are wondering why I'm not talking much about the New Age
events, it's because the feed from the judges doesn't come into my
room and I can't see any of the jumps (they have the video
connected directly to a big TV under the big screen). I will try
to find a competitor to write some bits for this page. Any
volunteers out there? It looks by the scores that there are some
close competitions going on!
Here's the game plan: They are going to do rounds 8 and 9 of
8-way and jump through round 6 of the New Age events today and
then do all of the final rounds for all events tomorrow.
8-Way round 8 is done, and Airspeed 8 added three more points
to their big lead over Russia. Lunch time....
events on the lower TV, old belly floppers on the upper.
Round 9 FS is in the bag, and Airspeed 8 at takes an even
30-point lead into the final round of 8-way and Vertical a 4-point
lead in 4-way.
Over in the New Age events, there is a serious rat race going
on in Freefly, with only 0.2 points separating the top three teams
after five rounds. It's nearly the same in Men's Freestyle as
well. We'll be in for some excitement when we do the finals
tomorrow! See you then!