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Posted by RetoF3X | Jul 07, 2012 @ 10:17 AM | 15,255 Views
Still some months till the teamselections and half a year till the next Gator.

F3B Speed Run Gator (0 min 47 sec)

Posted by RetoF3X | Jul 07, 2012 @ 09:52 AM | 15,083 Views
Due to work, I coud not go to many contest. Thus I picked some of the bigger shows, Gator F3B, the IHLGF and the Bruce and I am glad I went there.

The Gator F3B was great, we flew up to 9 rounds and I was happy with my speed (I averaged around 15.xs) and distance performance. I finished third, but one week later, I was downgraded to 5th place due to a rule change in 2012.

IHLGF was very well attended, with Joe Wurts, Mike Stern, George Morris and myself 4 guys from the worlds fly off were present. I did not do well in turnaround tasks, because I arrived late Friday night and was exhausted. I was very happy with my Fly Off performance where I finished third. Within 4 hours, I was then again downgraded to 5th place due to scoring errors.

The Bruce was crazy hot and a fun contest. I finished again 5th, but this time straight and without having to return a trophy. Dave and I flew solid in the prelim rounds without major blunder and could win the team trophy (the tin cock). This was our goal and it felt good to achieve it.

Images of the Gator shamlessly copied from Gordon: Reading