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Day 1 Recap - Page 3 - Buggy Alumni Association

Day 1 Recap

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Re: Day 1 Recap

Postby Zatchmo » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:39 pm


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Re: Day 1 Recap

Postby hvincent » Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:57 am

it's not quite 2am, and my house in squill is getting pretty soggy right now.

edit: 2:02 am, day 2 just got called.
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Re: Day 1 Recap

Postby TommyK » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:37 am


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Re: Day 1 Recap

Postby leg » Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:16 am

Spriit may have spun 3/7 of their races (and I doubt that Spirit D deserved a reroll) but they're going home with 2 trophies. High risk high reward strategy?

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Re: Day 1 Recap

Postby Zatchmo » Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:38 am


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Re: Day 1 Recap

Postby shafeeq » Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:45 pm

I haven't watched from the start much until last year, but it is apparent which teams practice their 5-second drill - there were few comical moments where mechanics set their buggy down, turn around to run away and nearly crash into a mechanic from the team in the adjacent lane who's trying to do the same thing.

There were a couple of incidents this year where the commentators missed useful information because the tv cameras were focused elsewhere. That's probably an area where the BAA could work more closely with cmuTV to improve in the future.

Eg: the SigNu crash, which looked to be in a strange spot, and an unusually violent snap change in direction. I hope the driver is recovering well. Also, PiKA C's loss of tire - I'm impressed at how far the buggy made it after that.

PiKA B's crash with Chimera seemed strange as well. Didn't its apparent twin have an apparent steering failure a couple of weeks ago?

Spirit's successful rolls looked about as fast as they were on truck weekend. Their spins looked like they were going much faster. Given that their Hill 1-2's looked impressive, one wonders when the pushers will turn the screws on the mechanics to get them a buggy that lets them find out how fast their back hills can go?

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Re: Day 1 Recap

Postby lemuroid » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:11 pm

Hard to fault the cmu tv cameras from doing their jobs which is to focus on the lead buggy. The sn crash happened just as fringe a was rolling out past the driveway. The hill 3 camera was pointed in the right direction to see a spin had it occurred in a typical direction but this one was only visible to the chute camera and that was pointed 90 degrees from there as it tracked fringe a.

This year we opted to move my position up to the broadcast booth in an attempt to improve the interaction. Thus, no eyes in the chute to give reports.

I believe that move was an error.

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Re: Day 1 Recap

Postby shafeeq » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:11 pm

I don't doubt that the cameramen were doing what they intended to do. The policy of always following the lead buggy misses interesting, and sometimes relevant things happening between the last two buggies. (eg: PiKA & SigEp).

Some spectators in the chute will follow the lead buggy, some will turn to follow the trailing buggies. After all the years you've been watching you have a sense for where the excitement is.
Auto racing coverage will often focus on interesting contests for position when the leader is cruising to victory. They have much more flexibility in being able to record and replay multiple angles than cmuTV does, as far as I understand. I guess it all depends on what the viewers want to see.

I also think that having you in the chute was more infomative, but the chemistry may have been better this time.

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Re: Day 1 Recap

Postby colugodriver » Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:50 pm


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Re: Day 1 Recap

Postby nbonaddio » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:21 am

My apologies if this was mentioned upstream, but why no scoreboard?


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