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  • dan472b
    started a topic Coulda been better

    Coulda been better

    Last edited by dan472b; 04-14-2019, 02:57 PM.

  • Kevin127s
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    As far as holding your line, you cant compare what the pros do to what Vet amateurs should do. The pros know where the main race line is and how to get out of it. We dont have one main race line. Being in the masters/expert class practices and being one of the older riders I am usually getting passed while sometimes doing the passing. So I agree, Holding your line is always the best option as well as passing with caution imo.

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  • Andrew225s
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    As someone who gets notoriously horrible starts I often end up getting stuck behind slower riders and the worst thing you can do is move over. hold your line and for the love of God if your not jumping a jump that other people are stay to the far left or right! That's all I got
    Last edited by Andrew225s; 04-17-2019, 04:13 PM.

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  • dan472b
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xluXBCXXSeA

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  • Matt551b
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    I saw a bit of both here. I'm in favor of debates like this as long as our point of reference is more video like this. That was awesome!

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  • tcardiel
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    Understand that you have frustrations about the race Sunday. Flaggers, that is AMP's department and they are the people who have to train them at the job at hand, it is a challenge for them to find people who want to sit out at a track all day and have an important job as flagging, many of the good ones dont come back for long. So yes it is challanging, but that is something we will talk with AMP about for the national. The 2 workers that drop the gate and that hold the 1 minute board, they are very new to doing this, AMP's other 2 that were with them for many years are gone now. That is something else we will talk to AMP about to spread the gate drops out a little more so 2nd gate doesnt catch the first gate, but that is also challenging cause if they have a specific point where they are going to drop the gate at each split gate the faster classes will catch the 2nd gate too soon in the moto so that one is a catch 22. As far as a team of race directors, we only have a 1 main race director and a assistant. It is hard to have a team of them when no body wants to volunteer for the position. So we are limited this year, yes it is hard to see every rule that is broken out on the track, but if you got passed 3 times because of the yellow flag please bring it to the race directors attention (not the promoters) so we can at least talk to the riders and enforce the rules. My only advice for your aggrevation about slower riders getting out of the race line is my years of racing I have seen more riders get hurt trying to get out of they way than holding their line, its better to take a couple more turns to get around them than have them take out your front wheel and high side you trying to move over and your the one injured. I rather take a few more turns myself to get around them then be on the ground cause they didnt know exactly where you were to move to move out of the way, cause that has happened to me and that is more frustrating than just taking more time to get around them.

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  • Paul377S
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    The hold your line would be awesome. Especially on jumps.

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  • Woods404s
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    Then you would be complaining you got lapped by the first gate

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  • Larry63r
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    Yep! Three perfect examples of lapped riders holding their line and not making erratic moves on the track!
    Exactly as I said!

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  • dan472b
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gjxe0fTIwzc

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  • Ryan305b
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    I just want to speak regarding the race directors and this is just my personal opinion. Yes we can get very busy having to watch a lot of things during the race. We try to do the best we can and document as much as we can but we do miss things. The yellow flag thing can be a topic we discuss or reaffirm at the riders meeting as well. Flaggers can be frustrating but we gotta make the best of what the promoter has available. I do think Corkey adding that light before the big step up was a great idea but when it was activated it was very very dim. If he can make the flashing red light more visible it may help get the attention of the riders or move it little further away from the face of the jump so the riders that time to cut it off instead of being fully committed.
    Last edited by Ryan305b; 04-14-2019, 09:06 PM.

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