Eric Forseth wrote:Robert,
I'm glad I caught this discussion. I and some friends have been quietly developing a grand prix in the Minnesota region for the past two years, the Minnesota Inline Grand Prix...
Birgit wrote:I would like the Roller league to be the place where all race coordinators would post their event. So that all outdoor races is located at one place easy to find. At the moment it can be a bit confusing to find info about an event, and not all events are posted on all places where potential participants look.
Birgit wrote:At skatelog, maybe here as well, there have been voices heard that races are too dominated of tactics and less by "let the fastest win" (the discussion was raised about the record at NSIM). Is that true or not
Birgit wrote:I think that no matter what will be decided, someone will come up with a "this is not fair" complaint. BUT I vote (if this can be voted for) that the series gets up and running with a big disclaimer, like: "this is the first year, we are trying to get it going, but do know it most likely needs a few years before its perfect". This way we will see if it will have any impact at all, both on sponsor interest, participation interest etc.
Jim White wrote:The voices calling for more emphasis on times are mostly non-pros, at least not the pros who are winning.
Jim White wrote:This is road racing, not long track ice. For most pro/elite skaters, the sport is one of strategy and tactics, a chess game in which the skater is a knight or queen or whatever. Physical ability is needed, but the challenges also include reading your opponents.
tdellaringa wrote:I certainly agree you have a pretty good model in the TDF. However there you are guaranteed that every contestant will participate in every stage (aside from injury, etc). Here, there are no such guarantees. Are we saying that to compete for a title or placement you must compete in every series race to have a chance?
jmac wrote:Seeing as how the most famous and successful pro/elite road-race series on the entire planet bases its standings on time rather than placements, I don't see why we couldn't or shouldn't do the same.
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