Yan wrote:Woot! Beginners luck Grats to all the winners. When you get a chance please inform us as to what you will be adjusting for the next round as far as DQ's go or what rules you will focus more on. Thanks for all your work YAn.Draw results video is here.
Saber II Kite .......................... Gerado Fisanotti,
JoE/VF collaboration mug 1 .......Alexander Belov
Benson Hoodie........................Carlo DeRond
VF17 Finger Straps..................Tom Patterson
JoE/VF collaboration mug 2.......Anthony Eichele
VF17 Wrist Straps...................Marco Ou
Just want to say thanks to all who entered, I think this has been a good round..
Big thanks again to all who provided prizes.... those VF17 straps look great
From my point of view it's been great...ok, some of the admin stuff is dull, but I have exchanged emails will people from all over the world, brought flyers together and kept the VF spirit alive.
Next round will kick off some time in early January and will be supported by Sportkitedesign. I also really hope that we will have at least one pair of VF18 straps and some new VF mugs
Following feedback I will be being at bit more picky next round about letting videos through....
Yes I do find most brits I know to be quite pragmatic. You did well though John, not easy taking rough flying conditions and getting something out of it. My Zeph in 0-1 with gust to 3 was a challenge but fun trying. Better winds next timeCongratulations, winners.
Certainly can't accuse us of being xenophobic. Not a Brit in there, but then that's part of the British psychie - to lose honourably.
ObijuanKenobe wrote:I wasn't in this round, but I did watch the videos.
I'd offer that I saw nothing too terrible. It always comes down to the more you require, the less you will get. If you require no out of frameness...you will lose entries. If you require a certain angle, you will lose entries. What if I am at a narrow beach where filming from behind is not an option?
If someone submits a video from a side angle, and you can't see how beautiful their JLs, cometes or lines are, then the scores will reflect that, or at least should.
I am only saying that this slippery slope has been debated every round. I have submitted videos with out of frame moments in more than one previous round...no real complaints. I didn't win either.
Yan, you are running the show. However, it seems to me that first and foremost concern should remain maximum participation with the lowest requirements for entry possible, while still keeping it cool and exciting.
I don't object myself considering live comp organizers tend to compete as well but as you said yourself bowing out of the prize draws is a fair thing to do. Maybe another alternative ca\n be reached at some point so you can be in the draws too?!?I am hoping to put in a video just for scoring in the next round. I hope nobody objects.
tpatters wrote:I think flat-out refusing entries for out of frame flying will only reduce the number of competitors.
Hell, the winning entry this round flew directly out of frame in the first few seconds and remained there for seconds afterward.
kalle wrote:But saying I broke the "start-on-the-ground"-rule is simply not right, imo. I started on the ground, flew a circle and started a constant trick-kombo for over a minute without leaving the frame at all.