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19th August 2010

World Meet and UK Nationals

After the great start of Day 1 in Russia, we finally finished our first World Championships in 3rd position with a 12.9 average, which is a significant improvement on the 2009 results. The French and the Americans battled it out throughout the 3 days of competition, with the French finally ending up in the top spot. Fantastic skydives were displayed, the quality of the jumps was fantastic. It’s also great to see a team bridge the gap to the top American team, Arizona Arsenal, who have lead the way over the last few years and been setting the standards. Respect!

A quick shout out to the BLT’s coach Julien Guiho who is a member of the French 4Speed team, nice one mate, and to Cyril Colin who finishes his competitive career as a world champion in VFS (2010) and freestyle (2006)!!! Not bad for baguette eaters…….

Also massive respect to Al & Pixie for their silver medal in freestyle (hard work, talent and dedication do pay off), the other GB medal winners Volare (freefly silver) and Team Bodyflight (silver female 4-way) and GB team Satori who shredded in the ultra competitive open 4 way FS competition. Nice one people!

For the BLT’s it was great to win the bronze medal, but we’re also looking forward to pushing on and bridging the gap between the top two teams. The French showed it’s possible, so time for another team to make it up there, especially as the SoCal, Paraclete and Chicago Standard guys are also out there!!!

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2nd August 2010

World Championships, 2010, Day 1

Having arrived to Menzelinsk, Russia at lunch- time last Wednesday, the VFS competition & artistic competitions finally got underway this morning.

Wednesday was spent recovering from the long and tiring trip, Friday was used for training jumps, whilst Saturday saw the last few practice jumps and Sunday the opening ceremony and initial competition rounds for 4-way. VFS was stood down until Monday, which allowed the local hospitality and culture to be enjoyed before experiencing a very warm welcome from the town of Menzelinsk at the opening ceremony. We finally got to sample what it may be like to be a rock star, if only for 2 hours………

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1st January 2010

Bad Lieutenants go big in 2010

The Bad Lieutenants have a big year lined up for 2010, we will be training hard in the new super fast Airkix wind tunnel in Manchester and out of the awesome G92 Dornier at Skydive Spain in preparation for the first World Championship of VFS in Russia this summer. Our goal is to take the UK national title and to build on the success of our bronze medal at the 2009 World Cup with another podium position at the World Meet this year.

Alongside our training and competition commitments the team will be running various events throughout the season, including organising at the UK and Spain Funshine Boogies, freefly scrambles, FS versus FF speed competition and monthly Huck Jam events at the Manchester tunnel.

Watch this space for news about the team and information about events you won’t want to miss!

20th December 2009

5th FAI Canopy Piloting World Cup, South Africa 2009

Martin Reynolds attended the FAI Canopy Piloting World Cup, which was held in South Africa on December 2009.  Here are some extracts from his logbook about the event…

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30th August 2009

The Bad Lieutenants win Bronze at the World Cup

Teams from the USA, France, UK and Russia competed in the 4-way Vertical Formation Skydiving competition. This event was only the second World Cup of VFS and hopefully will pave the way for the discipline to become part of the World Championships in 2010. With an enlarged dive pool of 14 blocks and 12 randoms the competition was held over 8 rounds.

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