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Stefan Bertschi

Well I traveled to Wales quite often over the past 15 years and still I consider this years CoC as one of the best 5 comps I had on those slopes (and not just because I won). 

Beside flying 13 rounds in good and fair conditions (another 2 were more on the lottery side - I won it) it was great how all of us were dedicated to make this a rememberable event. Everybody was buzzing, launching and sorting out the course and even the weathergods played ball (if those 2 days would have been 1 day comps, they might both have been called off!).

We saw some great consistent flying from Mark (he was just unlucky in round 13 or 14), Rumbey was really at it, but the wow moments were - at least for me - to watch William. He nailed the bases each and every time while flying wide open EM-Style (not an easy thing to do) and I think he also had a new PB. Some more comp routine and he is one to watch!

I aggree with Dave it's a shame that no trophies were handed out to the runner up and 3rd. It can't be that expensive and just because the numbers are low doesn't indicate that the ones who made the trip don't ev.deserve a trophy.

I'm really happy I made the trip.

See you all at the Welsh Open the latest

 

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Agree with that Stefan - a very enjoyable couple of days, certainly one of the best comps in Wales for a long time. For some reason a quote from Clint Eastwood was very appropriate today 🙄, along with Mr Rumble's "it's supposed to get faster flying em" whilst I flew in sink 🤣. Good to see everyone and hopefully this bodes well for the summer league...thanks to the whitesheet team for keeping things moving along too.👍

 

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14 minutes ago, Rumbey said:

Now there was a little mishap shortly after this photo was taken🙄😂

I will try to sort that out...

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9 minutes ago, Stefan Bertschi said:

I will try to sort that out...

Well the Device certainly looked alot safer in your hands than the Trophy that's for sure 😂

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An excellent comp! Thanks for organising it all Graeme and congratulations to the top 3 - some really good flying for us all to strive to emulate. Awesome work on getting that podium finish Rumbey👏!

Thank you for the kind words and support Stefan, as we all know, this sport can be very frustrating at times so it's a great help to get advice from you and Mark and it has encouraged me to continue with this style of turn, cheers🍻

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A good weekend in Wales. Thanks to everybody for making the racing run smoothly. Some challenging conditions on Sunday on The Wrecker. So somebody has to come last but it was only by a small margin and I did manage to beat some of the great and the good in one round!

Huge thanks to Will for his encouraging comments.

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Thoroughly enjoyed the competition and broke my Wrecker duck without breaking anything else!!

Everyone mucked in to keep things running smoothly. An all round good effort. 

Congratulations to Stefan on the win. Great piloting skills, less so with the trophy juggling 🤣.

Well done to Mark and Dave too on their runner up positions.

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12 hours ago, Rumbey said:

Now there was a little mishap shortly after this photo was taken🙄😂

Don’t tell us the trophy fell quicker than a Swiss bank….

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Although I could only make 1 day of the race, a hugely enjoyable time.  great to meet up with people and the chance to fly top slopes in good conditions.   Thanks to everyone who helped to make it such a good event.  I'll post some pictures when I get the chance.

 

To my recon its been about 13 years that the Champion of Champions race has been going and it's provided some excellent flying and some great memories.

 

Now what ever happened to the first trophy?

 

Ian

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On 01/04/2023 at 14:04, Andy_B said:

well we’ll been flying since 12 

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What umbrellas are you using?

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