ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: Rule changes, judging,subcategories.
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Thread: Rule changes, judging,subcategories.
Message: Rule changes, judging,subcategories.
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From: "Ronald Saglimbene" <6Sags at msn.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 1996 02:48:43 UTC
I dont think the rule change to add 50k to the advanced free will prevent any aircraft presently flying in that category from continuing to do so.> If it did, I would be opposed to it.> As I see it, the more a competitor can fly, the more he or she can influence the results.> Remember, this is a freestyle.> The free I design for my Pitts will be different than the one someone designs for an SU29 or an Extra.> Who's to say that the figures I picked for myself won't receive higher scores than the Extra driver picked for himself?> Adding difficulty to a sequence equally increases everyone's ability to excell- or screw up! If the judging is fair, this tends to level the playing field.> It gives pilots more control of the outcome.> It all boils down to the judging. > An S1C flying a perfect 45* upline looks different than an S1S, let alone a T-Cart or a Stearman.> By the same token, how many of the monoplanes don't get zeroed for their snaps even though they don't "look" right?> If a judge is enamored with long verticals, or if he cant pick up a barrel in a lightning fast roll, then it's his or her incompetence that favors one aircraft over others and helps make a contest meaningless.> As far as forcing a pilot to "move up" because he or she has a lot of wins and/or a powerful aircraft, it's not a good idea.> Everyone should feel comfortable with their level of competence.> Splitting a category into many subcategogies would work if we had a lot more competitors, but realistically isn't feasable.> Why not just have a Novice and a Master class in each category?> Sound familiar?> A Master is someone who places first in ?# contests>. A novice is everyone else. If there is one award to give out, give it to the Novice.> If your Chapter has deep pockets, make up two awards.> Life is too short to worry about all this stuff anyway!> Let's all go out, fly and HAVE FUN!> Ron Saglimbene