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Steve Hinzen
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Post by Steve Hinzen » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:16 pm

Don
more news
brixlegg the weekend after gothenburg
the czech guys are very likely to follow the week later then
august is packed
3 to 4 contests every weekend in a row? How do I explain this to my family, guys?
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Post by Flavio Badenes » Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:33 pm

Steve Hinzen wrote:Don
more news
brixlegg the weekend after gothenburg
the czech guys are very likely to follow the week later then
august is packed
3 to 4 contests every weekend in a row? How do I explain this to my family, guys?
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This is really complicated. I really can come up with any good excuse except the thuth, we are skateboarding freaks :-)

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Post by HUYNH BACH SAC Frédéric » Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:51 pm

Must agree with Steve...

For me, summer holydays are dedicated to the family... impossible for me to race every week-ends during summer !

In the other hand, "almost" nothing in April, june, july, september and october ( in Europe ) ?!

The only motivation is to have over-the-pond-racers ?
Podium or pavement... but PAVEL !

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Post by Sam Gordon » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:59 am

August is the UK time for holidays. If you are not taking time off yourself, then often as not one might be covering the workplace for someone who is and therefore you cannot get away.

Given that at least one week in August will be family oriented, it is not unreasonable to think that holiday selection for most racers will be at other points during the year in order to plan breaks that both least affect family and work and also that coincide with planned/well-spaced rest periods.

June weekends used to be packed with races. The reason? It's pretty dry compared to the rest of the year. Is there any possibility on moving an existing race to this time area?

Perhaps the bidding for race status and late planning also has an impact on the competition calendar?

Major: 4 months
Main : 3 months
Prime: 2 months
Basic: 1 month
Plain: (no time advance needed)

Thinking globally, of course it's important to consider racers from over the Pond who wish to take part in as many events as their short travel allows, but equally there must be some sort of co-ordination so that European skaters can easily paticipate on home turf.

On the other hand, a variation in participants (provided all races that are grouped together have equal status) is the life blood that competition requires.

About four years ago one could plan on taking part in one major race per month during the summer period, two if a major championship was in the offing. This allowed for practice, development, growth of rivalry and anticipation for the next event. It would be great to see something similar occur again, whilst also allowing for championships to butt up to other races in order to draw maximum global participation.

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