Should international ranking list accept class C scores for all divisions except open

dislanddisland Posts: 1,214 Mega Baller
edited July 2016 in Rules/Politics/Issues
Class L causes all kinds of judge and camera requirements. Jr skiers only need it for these ranking lists so they can get into Jr masters and other such events. Given our issues with declining number of judges and promo boats Is this really needed?

Should international ranking list accept class C scores for all divisions except open 17 votes

skidawgdislandbrodyBraceMaker 4 votes
HortonGloersenChef23Bruce_ButterfieldMrJones9400lpskierMarkTimmJody_Sealsantangelojwroblewchris_loganLuzz 13 votes
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,825 Administrator
    Class L events are a waste of time and money for 99% of the sport but if you are at a level where you want real international ranking you should step up to the higher level of scrutiny.

    I will take a Class C with good officials and driving any day over a Class L. Simple is good.

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  • MrJonesMrJones Posts: 1,744 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Couldn't have said it better in regard to the L.

  • EdbrazilEdbrazil Posts: 1,376 Historical Baller
    edited July 2016
    Yes, but have a discount factor for Class C scores. Nothing large, maybe minus 3 buoys,
    for example. Assuming that these tournaments are being run legitimately, even though no
    centerline video, gate video, high-power judges.
  • Bruce_ButterfieldBruce_Butterfield Posts: 1,330 Mega Baller
    Tolerances are far too loose when you are talking the top in the world and there are very small differences making the cut lines.

    Not just slalom with no monitoring of boat path, but trick timing with a stop watch vs video timing can make a huge swing in point values.

    But yes L is a waste for anyone other than top juniors or open skiers chasing standings.
    If it was easy, they would call it wakeboarding.
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