Friday, 7 October 2011

Castellers de Vilafranca crown a 4d9 without ‘folre’

During the human tower exhibition Mercadal de Reus on October 1, Castellers de Vilafranca crowned the 5th 4d9 of their history. Constructions of nine levels are common when we talk about the best teams of Catalonia - all present on this occasion - but to see them without a support structure  (folre) on the second level is extremely rare.

The construction 3d9f (i.e. with a supporting folre) was the most advanced castell completed on this day by Minyons de Terrassa and Colla Vella dels Xiquets de Valls, while Colla dels Joves Xiquets de Valls had to make do with 3d8 as their top achievement.

The local team, Xiquets de Reus, is one level below the others but proved great stability by completing the so called clàssica de 8 (3d8, 4d8 and 2d7).

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