shafeeq wrote:Looks like we have some heats with carnage potential:
Women's 2: Fringe B vs Spirit B. In a battle of B teams, anything can happen, and SigNu A gets a front-row seat.
This will be interesting, Fringe graduated an alarmingly high number of women's pushers last year, and Spirit is looking noticeably faster than recent years on the freeroll. I suppose if SigNu brings out the wheel magic the carnage could get even worse.
Women's 6: CIA A vs Fish A. This could be closer than a finals heat. CIA needs a repeat performance out of their hill 2 because the Fish have a significant drag advantage in the first half of the freeroll...
Fish A has the queen of the hill from last year (and it wasn't particularly close) and if we assume RD16 and Equinox roll at similar speeds I don't see CIA catching up until the back hills (or chute with a bad turn).
Women's 7: SAE A vs PhiDelt A. Fringe A walks away with this heat, but hope the cameras give some attention to the battle behind them.
I don't know who will make it over the hill first between the two, but PhiDelt has got some new wheels....
Men's 4: SigEp B vs Fringe B. Dunno who is first over the hill, but Fringe is going to be the first to Hill 3.
Given that SigEp couldn't field a C or D team as they have in years past, and Fringe is looking its deepest since 2012, I'm inclined to say Fringe B will beat them over the hill too.
Men's 6: SDC B vs Fish A. Does SDC have enough depth to keep it close on 1? Hill 2's and freeroll are well matched between them.
Fish A has the king of the hill from last year with about a 16 second flat hill 1 (the official king of the hill trap times are dreadfully incorrect, but he was still easily the fastest). Fish A also has the best hill 2 pusher from last year. There's no chance SDC B can keep up on the front hills.
Men's 8: Fringe A vs CIA B. Might be exciting on 1, but Fringe's 2 pulls them away into the freeroll.
I don't know who either of their hill 1s are, but I doubt CIA B can make it into the freeroll before Fringe A.