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Rank DQing is not a thing

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Re: Rank DQing is not a thing

Postby lemuroid » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:33 pm

I have always thought of this as the anti pka rule. They had a habit of swapping a and b team rosters in the finals to avoid racing beta back in the 80s. This does not appear to be the case this year so I would suggest the rule was properly applied.

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Re: Rank DQing is not a thing

Postby Elmo Zoneball » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:57 pm

In the old days......

.... unofficial heat swapping e.g., swapping the "A" team and the "B" team's heats, was common and expected race day strategy. Everyone was aware of it even if they chose not to partake of it.

So what?

Get rid of the rule and make everyone's life simpler, and eliminate one more ridiculous excuse to DQ teams on "gotcha" technicalities.
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Re: Rank DQing is not a thing

Postby the cook » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:34 pm

I'd like to see many fewer DQ's and many fewer re-rolls

specifically, the ranking DQ is flat stupid, anyone can have a mechanical and slow down.

we're making pussy racing out of it - cry and get the other team DQ'd or cry and get a re-roll. when two teams are side by side and rub or bang a little, that's racing. Dq on one of them because the front cone is 3" ahead is flat stupid. A clear dangerous clip from behind is a separate matter. If someone is beside you it is because you were not fast enough.

at least the little boy who cried "re-roll" was finally denied

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Re: Rank DQing is not a thing

Postby McCue » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:25 pm

I am pretty sure the rule as currently worded in my original quote was invented between 2007 and 2010 just to clear up the confusion that resulted recently. I have also never heard of a "rank DQ" actually taking place, ever.

The big reason this rule is terrible is that it could potentially DQ way more legitimate teams than illegitimate teams. You have a situation where every single person on a team does everything correctly and is disqualified for being faster than expected. This is very different than DQs like pushbar/loss of mass/roster which require some sort of mistake or special action to trigger.

There is no reason some assholes in the 80's should scare the crap out of Fringe C over 20 years later for being too good. If you simply must have a rule here, I am sure we can do way better than the current wording.

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Re: Rank DQing is not a thing

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Re: Rank DQing is not a thing

Postby McCue » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:27 pm


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Re: Rank DQing is not a thing

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