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Old 10-05-2006, 10:59 AM
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How's the start going to work? If we do a beach start with 75 riders spaced 12 yards apart (which is close) the first rider will have a half mile head start on the last.

Just wondering.
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:44 AM
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We will hold a lottery for starting positions at the pre race party. I think we decided that since the race is so long it won't matter much to where people start. Honey Moon Island is such a big beach and it can handle 75 kiters with ease.
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Old 10-05-2006, 12:48 PM
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agreed, whats a half a mile compared to a 25mile race...
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Old 10-05-2006, 01:06 PM
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Chris, had you thought about a timed race with the winner being the one with the best overall time? We could volunteers initially set up at the start, with say 5 or 10 racers starting at a time with the groups starting about a minute or so apart? I think it would make it more fair for those in contention to win and it would also make the start of the race MUCH safer than having 75 kites in close proximity to each other sprinting off of the start all at the same time.

If two or more riders got their kites/lines tangled in the fray, it could spell disaster for SEVERAL racers even if they weren't initially involved in the accident... Just food for thought.
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:20 AM
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Everybody starts at the same time - that's the beauty of windsports races. Whoever finishes first is the winner... simple and straightforward... no stop-watches... no claims that somebody got better wind, etc., etc.

Just be courteous at the start line - 10-second win on the start won't make much difference in 2-hour marathon.
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:31 AM
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I was referring to SAFETY Dennis. You may not be in a rush to get out there, but I bet most will. 75 kites is a LOT to be launching all at once...but I am game to follow ANY rules that the administrators want to set.
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Old 10-06-2006, 07:23 PM
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Everything will be discussed at the preparty. We are still working out some details.. For those who can't make it we will post on the forum and the website on how the start will take place..
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Old 10-13-2006, 07:53 PM
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Default All at once is the way to go....IMO

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Old 10-15-2006, 07:51 PM
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It doesn't matter how the race starts, it will end same way, no matter what: with me on the podium with all the kitebabez worshipping The Bone while the rest of you chumpz break down my gear.

Don't sweat the details, punkz! The details are all bad for you, unless you enjoy eating my wake all race long.
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Old 10-16-2006, 11:28 AM
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E-Bone, thanks for letting us know... thank God we already know who the winner is... I'm calm and tranquil now .

Well, at least all the babes are yours anyways...

Hey, was that you I saw on yesterday's downwinder?


Bro, take it easy on them battleships... they got good spray too...
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