Barnes (L) and
pull hard on a
pulley tow during
the first day of
the contest. The
the line speed but
halves the power
of a direct tow.
Right: During the final day of the preliminaries,
there was a chance that Chris Lee might make
the flyoffs. He finished just outside the flyoff
group. On a cool morning, he was assisted by
Daryl and Tom.
while Chris made the best of the tough
conditions to move up the leaderboard.
Tristan flew light and got high enough to
make it back for the only 1,000 points
the team scored during round nine.
The damage was done though. Jody
flew in round 10 late on day four, finding
the windy, light conditions too tough for
him. He slipped a long way down the
board with his second low score. Daryl
also missed the cut with two low scores.
During the final preliminaries on day
five, the US dropped out of contention
as a team on the podium, although
Chris Lee, with consistent performances,
nearly made the finals by finishing in
The Juniors maintained their
consistency to the end, placing third
as a team, with Dillon completing the
preliminaries in second, Dominic in
eighth, and Tristan, who put his rough
start behind him, finishing the contest in
The flyoffs had Dillon and Dominic
fighting it out in the Junior finals with
six 15-minute rounds planned during
the late afternoon of day five and the
morning of day six. Dillon’s first two
rounds in the flyoffs ended in disaster