Competitive Times for Nationals

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Re: Competitive Times for Nationals

Postby megrimlockawesom » May 15th, 2018, 8:40 am

Hello there!

I am getting around 5-1 cm and have a time of around 3 sec

will that be enough to medal?
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Postby DarthBuilder » May 15th, 2018, 9:07 am

megrimlockawesom wrote:Hello there!

I am getting around 5-1 cm and have a time of around 3 sec

will that be enough to medal?


Probably if you are under 2.5 cm
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Postby shrewdPanther46 » May 15th, 2018, 6:23 pm

I'm pretty inexperienced, so I would like to get an idea for the changes consistency wise from personal practice to competition day due to all the changes that inevitably take place from travel, etc.

A lot of people have/claim to have 4 ish second cars which are <1cm. I am curious to hear from some experienced ppl regarding the degree of variation at competition vs. personal practice. Idk if I made any sense at all, but if anyone understood me, please explain ;)
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Re: Competitive Times for Nationals

Postby DarthBuilder » May 15th, 2018, 6:35 pm

shrewdPanther46 wrote:I'm pretty inexperienced, so I would like to get an idea for the changes consistency wise from personal practice to competition day due to all the changes that inevitably take place from travel, etc.

A lot of people have/claim to have 4 ish second cars which are <1cm. I am curious to hear from some experienced ppl regarding the degree of variation at competition vs. personal practice. Idk if I made any sense at all, but if anyone understood me, please explain ;)


To be honest,
I think some scores are over estimated. A score of 5 should medal imo
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Re: Competitive Times for Nationals

Postby cheese » May 15th, 2018, 6:52 pm

DarthBuilder wrote:
shrewdPanther46 wrote:I'm pretty inexperienced, so I would like to get an idea for the changes consistency wise from personal practice to competition day due to all the changes that inevitably take place from travel, etc.

A lot of people have/claim to have 4 ish second cars which are <1cm. I am curious to hear from some experienced ppl regarding the degree of variation at competition vs. personal practice. Idk if I made any sense at all, but if anyone understood me, please explain ;)


To be honest,
I think some scores are over estimated. A score of 5 should medal imo

IMO no. Last year, teams were getting scores of 5 without any bonus for scrambler. (scoring was distance + time). With the bonus this year, top teams i would expect to get negative teens. We are getting -5 on average with a slow car.
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Re: Competitive Times for Nationals

Postby DarthBuilder » May 15th, 2018, 6:58 pm

cheese wrote:
DarthBuilder wrote:
shrewdPanther46 wrote:I'm pretty inexperienced, so I would like to get an idea for the changes consistency wise from personal practice to competition day due to all the changes that inevitably take place from travel, etc.

A lot of people have/claim to have 4 ish second cars which are <1cm. I am curious to hear from some experienced ppl regarding the degree of variation at competition vs. personal practice. Idk if I made any sense at all, but if anyone understood me, please explain ;)


To be honest,
I think some scores are over estimated. A score of 5 should medal imo

IMO no. Last year, teams were getting scores of 5 without any bonus for scrambler. (scoring was distance + time). With the bonus this year, top teams i would expect to get negative teens. We are getting -5 on average with a slow car.



Sorry I meant -5
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Postby shrewdPanther46 » May 15th, 2018, 7:35 pm

oof my partner and I are hoping for neg teens... but i doubt more than 3 teams will be negative teens. From what I've heard, its a lot harder to get <=1 cm at competition than most ppl anticipate. I'm excited to see how it unfolds tho
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Re: Competitive Times for Nationals

Postby cheese » May 15th, 2018, 7:58 pm

shrewdPanther46 wrote:oof my partner and I are hoping for neg teens... but i doubt more than 3 teams will be negative teens. From what I've heard, its a lot harder to get <=1 cm at competition than most ppl anticipate. I'm excited to see how it unfolds tho

Yeah competition everything can change. People are nervous, wrong wheel turns, etc.
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Re: Competitive Times for Nationals

Postby shrewdPanther46 » May 15th, 2018, 8:00 pm

cheese wrote:
shrewdPanther46 wrote:oof my partner and I are hoping for neg teens... but i doubt more than 3 teams will be negative teens. From what I've heard, its a lot harder to get <=1 cm at competition than most ppl anticipate. I'm excited to see how it unfolds tho

Yeah competition everything can change. People are nervous, wrong wheel turns, etc.

rip you are already making me nervous
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Re: Competitive Times for Nationals

Postby cheese » May 15th, 2018, 8:12 pm

shrewdPanther46 wrote:
cheese wrote:
shrewdPanther46 wrote:oof my partner and I are hoping for neg teens... but i doubt more than 3 teams will be negative teens. From what I've heard, its a lot harder to get <=1 cm at competition than most ppl anticipate. I'm excited to see how it unfolds tho

Yeah competition everything can change. People are nervous, wrong wheel turns, etc.

rip you are already making me nervous

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