Sep 17, 2007

Minor Complaint

Your Slalom Champ is? A fucking math equation.

Serious, this is very minor, but we here at the worldwide head compound area known as CRB have a small complaint....or maybe its more of a curiosity thing.

See, there were some fun college tournaments this weekend and we were all sorts of planning on writting fun recaps with witty banter and the general non-sense that we are good at/not good at.

However, in looking through the various scores we wondered why that kid hooked up with that girl in the tent back by the Tahoe. Seriously honey, you are better then that.

haha...get it, scores? pow!!

No, but, while maybe a hard-core three event junkie or at least someone not 7 PBR's deep at lunch could make better sense of the score sheets. Please do correct us if we are wrong, but, it does seem as if they are some sort of hyrogliphic hodegepodge of non-sense.

For example, here is the mens slalom scores from the Hawkeye Skeetfest.
PLC COMPETITOR NAME DV/TM AGE HOMETOWN LST SPLINE TOTAL R OA/TM

1 PREM, CHRISTOPHE COL MOUND, MN 4.00 581200 100.00 M 800.0
2 KNAFLA, MATTHEW IWS AERO. ENG., MN 1.50 581200 97.50 M 790.0
3 RIETZ, CHAD LAX , WI 4.25 581425 88.25 X 780.0
4 SCHAROSCH, CHRISTIAN KAN 4.00 581425 88.00 X 770.0
5T ROBERTS, JOHN NIL MECH ENGINEER IL 2.00 581600 80.00 X 755.0

well shit! That formating worked like crap....hmm...lets try a print screen thing...

Spy Glass Bitches

Click on the picture, it should get big.

The point is we think its unnecessarily difficult to comprehend. Lets decipher real quick.

PLC COMPETITOR NAME DV/TM AGE HOMETOWN LST SPLINE TOTAL R OA/TM

is...
PLC = Place
Competitor Name = well...duh
DV/TM = Division / Team ?
Age = yeah..we get this one
Hometown = yep, this too.

Its this last part we don't get, this is the last part from some dude named Chris Prem
LST SPLINE TOTAL R OA/TM
4.00 581200 100 M 800

What the FUCK?

Could it not just say, 4 buoys @ 34 MPG at 28 off? or whatever that all equaled up to?

Then have a total at the end?

Ideas anyone? It seems a little to difficult for a sport that isn't that fucking hard. Yes, the actual skiing part is a bitch, yes, but, you go faster and shorter line length and go around more buoys you win. Thats not hard to figure out...

Links:
Skeetfest - NCWSA

4 comments:

  1. I dont know why they insist on using the metric for results, we dont use the metric system and collegiete skiing is all C class tournaments so a record set here would not be a world record anyways. so really we dont have to meet the IWSF guidelines. it would be alot cooler if it just said
    Chris Prem 4@36mph 35 off.

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  2. Anonymous12:59 PM

    I agree, it would be a lot easier if they would just post the dang US version that we all know and love dear. Either way, here's an easy to use conversion chart:

    LST SP LINE TOTAL R OA/TM
    4.00 58 1200 100 M 800

    LST 4.00 - Means they got 4 buoys
    SP 58 - Speed was 58km or 36mph
    Line 1200 - Line length was 12.00 meters or 35 off
    Total 100 - Total Buoy Count was 100 buoys
    R M - Master Rating
    OA/TM - Overall Points 800

    Conversion Chart
    58k - 36mph
    55k - 34.2mph
    52k - 32.3mph
    49k - 30.4mph
    46k - 28.6mph
    43k - 26.7mph
    40k - 24.9mph

    23.00m - Longline
    18.25m - 15 off
    16.00m - 22 off
    14.25m - 28 off
    13.00m - 32 off
    12.00m - 35 off
    11.25m - 38 off
    10.75m - 39.5 off
    10.25m - 41 off
    9.75m - 43 off

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  3. Anonymous2:49 PM

    Yeah, what they said. Calculations are best done after licking ones pinky finger and holding it in the breeze to get a correct adjustment for wind shear. Furthermore it should be noted if a tornado was present during the event cause that could skew your results.

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