Gates, Buoys, Rules, Whatever... How would you do it?

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  • ScarletArrowScarletArrow Posts: 748 Crazy Baller
    @ToddL I realize you can start at a shorter line length than your max speed, e.g. M3 32mph 22off.

    It's how you are scored I'm talking about. For example (IMHO) - M2 skier - 4 buoys 34mph 22off > 4 buoys at 36mph LL.

    Why not just recognize the difference and score them at their actual speed and line length instead of backtracking it to LL?

    There are plenty of "older" M2 skiers who have no intention of skiing 36mph when they know in just a year or two they can ski 34mph and shorten the rope.

    Why not let them do it now and let them be scored on a separate scoring matrix?

    I can think of at least 2 instances where this occurred in an INT tournament - i.e., someone didn't know they were M2 and started shortening the rope.

    They never skied 36mph in practice and had no intentions of doing so, but they were interested participating in the tournament.

    Just a thought...
    Anthony Warren
  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,703 Mega Baller
    @ScarletArrow OK, now I understand your suggestion. How would you score it?
    Each speed increment and each line shortening = 6 buoys?

    ex:
    LL @ max speed = -15 @ 2 under max speed = -22 @ 4 under max speed = -28 @ 6 under max speed, etc.

    So, for a M2 skier, ScarletArrow's idea would be:
    Opening Pass 28.6 MPH at LL = 48 buoys
    Next Pass = 30.4 @ -15 (two jumps, 1 speed & 1 rope) = 60 buoys
    Next Pass = 30.4 @ -22 = 66 buoys
    Next Pass = 32.3 @ -22 = 72 buoys
    Next Pass = 34.2 @ -22 = 78 buoys
    Next Pass = 36 @ -22 = 84 buoys

    vs:

    standard / sequential
    Opening Pass 28.6 MPH at LL = 48 buoys
    Next Pass 30.4 @ LL = 54 buoys
    Next Pass = 32.3 @ LL = 60 buoys
    Next Pass = 34.2 @ LL = 66 buoys
    Next Pass = 36 @ LL = 72 buoys
    Next Pass = 36 @ -15 = 78 buoys
    Next Pass = 36 @ -22 = 84 buoys

    Interesting... It sort of works out eventually.

    The question for discussion is this: Is one rope section shorter at one speed slower just as hard as the next longer rope at the faster speed? If most agree, then your premise works.
    -28 @ 32.3 = -22 at 34.2?
    -15 @ 30.4 = -22 @ 28.6?

    Or:
    LL @ 36 = -15 @ 34.2 = -22 @ 32.3 = -28 @ 30.4 = -32 @ 28.6 = -35 @ 26.7, etc. All of those passes would score the same (72 buoys for M2)



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