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Title: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on September 16, 2008, 05:01:53 PM
ISM 2009

I’m glad to inform you on the International Stunts Master 2009!
This edition will be characterized from big news indeed, which will regard every topic of the event: Tracks, Formula, Leading Time Bonus (new system never seen before!) and Replays. Discover the new features reading the following info and… prepare to see really a dazzling and engaging contest!

TRACKS

All the tracks will be created from contest manager, but all can be sure that he won’t be able to realize useful replays before the start of the contest, thanks to the following system: just before the publication of the official tracks, I will ask to three participants to tell me a letter of the alphabet. I’ll insert the three letters in the name of the track obtaining so new .TRK files, which will be the official ones used in the contest. For example, I create a track named A09.TRK. Subsequently, just before its publication, I ask to 3 drivers to tell me one letter each of them, at own their choice. Thinking that the 3 letters they tell me are B, G and X, I will rename the file A09.TRK in A09-BGX.TRK. In this way, whatever replay I had realized before on that track won’t be utilizable.


FORMULA

The ISM 2009 formula joins elements from the first two editions: simultaneous race on three tracks researching the best sum of time. Differently from the past, the event will be open to all drivers, but to participate they will have to take part to a specific qualifying session.

Qualifying
Drivers will have two weeks to realize their fastest times on a single track in order to reach the qualification at the Final Phase. There will be only two updates (the first one planned after the first week, the second one planned 3 days before the end) but a LTB system will push to discover own cards. A the end of the 2 weeks, only the fastest 80% of drivers (LTB included) will be qualified, until a maximum of 10 drivers.
For example:
1) If 8 drivers will send a time to qualify, only the fastest 6 (80% of 8 = 6,4) will take part at the Final Phase;
2) If 10 drivers will send a time to qualify, only the fastest 8 will take part at the Final Phase;
3) If 13 or more drivers will send a time to qualify, only the fastest 10 will take part at the Final Phase.
 
Race
Drivers will have to race simultaneously on 3 tracks for almost 4 weeks. The winner will be the driver who will obtain the best sum of times of all tracks, including sum of Leading Time Bonus got.


LEADING TIME BONUS

Qualifying
There will be two checkpoint where it will be relieved the position of the drivers.
First driver at every checkpoint will gain 1”50 bonus on his final time.
Second driver at every checkpoint will gain 1”00 bonus on his final time.
Third driver at every checkpoint will gain 0”50 bonus on his final time.

Race
Leading Time Bonus will be calculated in this way: 0,05 seconds for every new leading time sent on every different track. Anyway, there are some restrictions:

1) A driver can get the Time Bonus only one time in a day, that is only one time between 00:00:00 and 23:59:59 (GMT+1) of every day.
2) Time Bonus will be assigned to a driver only if he’s not already the provisional leader when he sent the new replay.
3) Contest Manager will get the Time Bonus only if his time will result the best at the moment of the update.
4) Time Bonus won’t be assigned in the last two days of Race, which will be Quiet Days.

You can see an example about how this concept works watching the attached image.


UPDATE

The site will be usually update daily, so to permit to the drivers to see the statement about positions and LTB got.


REPLAYS

Sending
Drivers can send own replays by mail “as is”, or zipped with WinZip/WinRar and protected with password. In every case, drivers will have to write in the subject of the mail the following data:

1) Time(s) of the replay(s)
2) Track(s) related.

For example, if a driver sent a mail attaching replays realized on Track A and Track C, the subject of the mail should be: Track A: 1.10,55     Track C: 1.05,60
The time(s) written in the subject of the mail will be assumed as official time. This will permit a faster update consenting to postpone the check of the replays (with RPLINFO utility).


Checking
Replays not zipped. Replays sent “as is” will be checked as soon as possible with RPLINFO utility. The presence of divergences between official times declared and effective times relieved checking the replays, will comport a penalty time: 1,00 second if time sent was a leading time and 0,20 seconds if it wasn’t a leading time.

Replays zipped and protected. Replays sent zipped and protected with password, will be checked just after the end of the race. Just before the end of the race drivers who sent encrypted replays will have to communicate the password used for all replays sent (the same for all file zipped, thanks…) permitting to the contest manager to verify the correctness of times declared. The presence of divergences between official times declared and effective times relieved checking the replays will comport the following action:

- If the time was not a leading time, the driver will got 0,20 seconds of penalty time
- If the time was a leading time, the driver will be excluded from the final classification

The omitted communication of the password, will comport the exclusion of the classification too.


Contest Manager replays
As usual in SDR, Contest Manager will publish his times zipped and protected by password contextually at the update of the scoreboard.


DATES

05 Dec 2008 - Contest Manager asks to 3 drivers to publish on the forum a specific letter of the alphabet, at own their choice, that has to be included in the name of file *.TRK which will be used for Qualifying. The 3 drivers will have to publish their own letter just in time for the start of the Qualifying.

08 Dec 2008 – Start Qualifying on a single track
13 Dec 2008 – 1st Checkpoint
20 Dec 2008 – 2nd Checkpoint
23 Dec 2008 – End Qualifying

28 Dec 2008 - Contest Manager asks to 3 drivers to communicate him a new letter that has to be included in the name of files *.TRK which will be used for the Race. The 3 drivers will have to communicate their own new letter just in time for the start of the Race.

04 Jan 2009 - Start Race on 3 tracks simultaneously
29 Jan 2009 - Finish Race

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OK, hoping this could be a glad news for all Stunts drivers, the appointment is for next December, less than three months from today.  Meanwhile, you can already see the new logo... ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: AbuRaf70 on September 16, 2008, 05:40:53 PM
FELICITACIONES MARK, POR LA INICIATIVA..!!!

Como siempre, estaré ansioso esperando que llegue diciembre para participar en las pruebas clasificatorias de ISM 2009, para poder obtener un lugar en tan importante competencia.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Duplode on September 16, 2008, 06:12:06 PM
ISM 2009

 8) :) :) :)

(And loved the new logo too, BTW...)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: BonzaiJoe on September 16, 2008, 06:56:03 PM
December is not 2009, of course, but looks like a great event! I'm not sure I understand all the rules, and I did give up reading at some point, but as long as someone takes care of it, I'll just race happily and try to send lots of replays :)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: CTG on September 16, 2008, 07:31:11 PM
Of course I mustn't mention that Mark's USC/USL boycott has an obvious effect: automatic SDR/ISM boycott from me. ;D

The logo reminds me on something else: average type of letter - Stunts format letter - average type of letter; text direction is going downwards (in a small angle), year is shown with a different color. I've seen something similar somewhere...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: BonzaiJoe on September 16, 2008, 09:53:17 PM
There's an error in your pictures example though, Driver A got a bonus at 5:10 AM when he was already first with his 1.19.55 (Driver A is a real creature of the night! I think it's me...), but Driver C missed a bonus in exactly the same situation.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on September 16, 2008, 11:00:27 PM
Of course I mustn't mention that Mark's USC/USL boycott has an obvious effect: automatic SDR/ISM boycott from me. ;D

Good for you, you won't risk to be eliminated during the qualify...  ;D

The logo reminds me on something else: average type of letter - Stunts format letter - average type of letter; text direction is going downwards (in a small angle), year is shown with a different color. I've seen something similar somewhere...

Very interesting... Even because, as you know very well seeing your tracker, I have not visited your site since my retirement during the last race, Zahony...  ;)

There's an error in your pictures example though, Driver A got a bonus at 5:10 AM when he was already first with his 1.19.55 (Driver A is a real creature of the night! I think it's me...), but Driver C missed a bonus in exactly the same situation.

You're right BJ, because I wrote wrongly the explanations in the right column (for example I wrote that "Driver A wasn't first before" while he effectively was with 1.19,55, as you correctly marked). In effect, I express wrongly the concept with my example. Anyway, what I meant is this:

Driver A gets no bonus with 1.19,55 because, even if realizes a new leading time, he had already got a bonus in the same day; but

Driver A gets the bonus with 1.19,40 because he realizes it in a new day wherewith he has not already got the bonus althought he was already 1st having realized 1.19,55 in the previous day.

Instead, Driver C gets the bonus with 1.19,05 because he had not got bonus in the same day; but

Driver C gets no bonus with 1.18,90 because, even if he realizes a new leading time in a new day, he was already first with a time (1.19,05) that had permitted him to get a bonus (differently from Driver A who, with 1.19,55, had not got bonus in the previous day).

So, in my example shown in the previous picture, the attribution (or not attribution) of leading time bonus is correct for Driver A and Driver C. What is wrong is the explanation in right column.

I hope that the rule is now clear and correct and that the new attached picture results ok. Thanks BJ to have marked me the error, and, please, give me other hints if there should be found other rules-bug!  :)


EDIT 17/9 --> I modified again the picture so to make more clear the rule.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Chulk on September 17, 2008, 12:24:13 AM
ISM 2009
Great news! I'll start racing seriously again to find back my shape and take part there (Motivation came back a bit) and FTT and USL will be my training grounds!

You're right BJ, because I wrote wrongly the explanations in the right column (for example I wrote that "Driver A wasn't first before" while he effectively was with 1.19,55, as you correctly marked). In effect, I express wrongly the concept with my example. Anyway, what I meant is this:

Driver A gets no bonus with 1.19,55 because, even if realizes a new leading time, he had already got a bonus in the same day; but

Driver A gets the bonus with 1.19,40 because he realizes it in a new day wherewith he has not already got the bonus althought he was already 1st having realized 1.19,55 in the previous day.

Instead, Driver C gets the bonus with 1.19,05 because he had not got bonus in the same day; but

Driver C gets no bonus with 1.18,90 because, even if he realizes a new leading time in a new day, he was already first with a time (1.19,05) that had permitted him to get a bonus (differently from Driver A who, with 1.19,55, had not got bonus in the previous day).

So, in my example shown in the previous picture, the attribution (or not attribution) of leading time bonus is correct for Driver A and Driver C. What is wrong is the explanation in right column.

I hope that the rule is now clear and correct and that the new attached picture results ok. Thanks BJ to have marked me the error, and, please, give me other hints if there should be found other rules-bug!  :)
Bottomline... you can't get 2 bonuses on the same day, is that right? You missed me in your explanations too!
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: CTG on September 17, 2008, 01:42:11 AM
Of course I mustn't mention that Mark's USC/USL boycott has an obvious effect: automatic SDR/ISM boycott from me. ;D

Good for you, you won't risk to be eliminated during the qualify...  ;D

Bad for me, I can't win a medal there... :D

The logo reminds me on something else: average type of letter - Stunts format letter - average type of letter; text direction is going downwards (in a small angle), year is shown with a different color. I've seen something similar somewhere...

Very interesting... Even because, as you know very well seeing your tracker, I have not visited your site since my retirement during the last race, Zahony...  ;)

It wasn't a charge - I just tried to point on an accidental coincidence, nothing more. :P
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: zaqrack on September 17, 2008, 09:24:40 AM
great news, hope I'll find some time to race.
looks like 2009 will be a strong Stunts season again...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on September 17, 2008, 10:38:09 AM
ISM 2009
Great news! I'll start racing seriously again to find back my shape and take part there (Motivation came back a bit) and FTT and USL will be my training grounds!

Great!  :) :) :)

You're right BJ, because I wrote wrongly the explanations in the right column (for example I wrote that "Driver A wasn't first before" while he effectively was with 1.19,55, as you correctly marked). In effect, I express wrongly the concept with my example. Anyway, what I meant is this:

Driver A gets no bonus with 1.19,55 because, even if realizes a new leading time, he had already got a bonus in the same day; but

Driver A gets the bonus with 1.19,40 because he realizes it in a new day wherewith he has not already got the bonus althought he was already 1st having realized 1.19,55 in the previous day.

Instead, Driver C gets the bonus with 1.19,05 because he had not got bonus in the same day; but

Driver C gets no bonus with 1.18,90 because, even if he realizes a new leading time in a new day, he was already first with a time (1.19,05) that had permitted him to get a bonus (differently from Driver A who, with 1.19,55, had not got bonus in the previous day).

So, in my example shown in the previous picture, the attribution (or not attribution) of leading time bonus is correct for Driver A and Driver C. What is wrong is the explanation in right column.

I hope that the rule is now clear and correct and that the new attached picture results ok. Thanks BJ to have marked me the error, and, please, give me other hints if there should be found other rules-bug!  :)
Bottomline... you can't get 2 bonuses on the same day, is that right? You missed me in your explanations too!

Sorry Chulk, I don't understand what you are telling me...  ???
Anyway, it's correct, a driver can't get 2 bonuses in the same day.
I also modified again the attached picture in my main comment, making it more clear.

great news, hope I'll find some time to race.

Great!  :) :) :)

looks like 2009 will be a strong Stunts season again...

Indeed...  8)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Chulk on September 17, 2008, 10:47:18 PM
I meant both rules could be summarized with "you can't get 2 bonuses on the same day".
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: CTG on October 15, 2008, 04:22:08 PM
Interesting concept, I hope to find some time to race there - especially if you apply Speedgate again (Melange and this one are the greatest non-original cars).
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 05, 2008, 12:03:59 AM

I’m glad to inform you that the site of ISM 2009 is open and fully operative!  :)

From SDR Portal (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/index.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/index.htm)), accede to ISM2009 and check Info&Rules page (English and Spanish versions, thanks Chulk for your revision!  ;)) to know all you need to take part to the event!

In Info&Rules page I explain better the concept about LTB for the race. I have also to say, with disappointing, that there’s a modify respect I had announced in the previous advice. Related to the sending of the replays, drivers can’t send replay zipped and protected by password. I think a lot about it, and I have to say that there’s a high risk that the race can be invalided cause unvoluntary mistakes about declared times.
What I mean is that if a driver declares to have realized a leading time sending a zipped and protected replay (that would be open only after the finish race when the driver communicates the password), I would calculate the LTB in order of his time. But if his time will result wrong at the end of the race (that is it wasn’t a leading time) this would have affected the entire race, above all if the wrong leading time bonus was very strong remaining the leading time for many days.
I can’t permit indeed a so high risk, and so all the replays will have to send in conventional way.

OK, more or less one month to the Qualify session, keep warm your engines...  ;)


Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 05, 2008, 10:19:45 AM
Strange... clicking on the link placed in my previous comment, I see the correct SDR portal (with the link to ISM 2009). Clicking on the link for SDR portal from Stunts Racing Portal I see the previous page (without the link to ISM 2009)...  ???

Anyway, here it is the direct link:

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2009/index_ISM2009.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2009/index_ISM2009.htm)  ;)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 18, 2008, 05:14:06 PM

Q-Track Preview

Less than three weeks to the Qualify session for ISM 2009! Let’s go to discover what drivers who will take part are going to meet!  :)
Well, I think that a Qualify session in order to establish which drivers will be admitted to the Master has to be sure quite selective but not so hard, thinking also there will be only two weeks to reach the qualifying.
So I decided above all for an Indy race, the most popular car, in and out of Stunts community. But I designed a track where drivers will have to approach different tracts (PG, slides, clean drive) that demand a well-balanced skill.
Anyway, following the SDR’s tradition, Q-Track will include unusual tracts, as important component in order to obtain an attractive and funny race. So expect a quite particular track… ;)
Finally, I think that Q-Track will be an engaging and funny stage in order to 1) define the participants of ISM 2009 and 2) savouring the taste of what drivers will find when the real contest will start. ;)


Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 03, 2008, 04:54:44 PM
We are approaching the start of the Qualify for ISM 2009: less than 4 days to put the wheels of your Indy onto the Q-Track! The proper name of the track, following my current desire to celebrate my favourite songs ever, is Rejoice, a song sure very suitable (for the name and the rythm) in order of what drivers will find racing on this track...   :)

And, as previously declared, I'm asking privately to three drivers one letter to compose the official name of .TRK file that will be published on ISM 2009 site...  ;)

Stay tuned!  :)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 07, 2008, 10:26:12 PM

Here we are: the Qualify session for ISM 2009 starts just now! Keep on mind that there will be only two updates correspondently at the two checkpoints (13th Dec 23:59:59 and 20th Dec 23:59:59) and that standings relieved will assign the Time Bonus in the following way:

    First driver at every checkpoint will gain 1”50 bonus on his final time.
    Second driver at every checkpoint will gain 1”00 bonus on his final time.
    Third driver at every checkpoint will gain 0”50 bonus on his final time.

Above all, remember that only the fastest 80% of drivers (LTB included) will be admitted at the ISM 2009, until a maximum of 10 drivers. So think carefully to your strategies and tacticals in order to catch a ticket for the race that will start next 4th Jan 2009...  ;)

OK, it remains only to say: Gentlemen, start your engines!   :)

International Stunts Master 2009 - Official site (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2009/index_ISM2009.htm)


Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: alanrotoi on December 08, 2008, 10:45:26 AM
are all the tracks like this Q-track?
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 08, 2008, 02:06:26 PM
are all the tracks like this Q-track?

Absolutely no. As I wrote previously, this is only the track for the Qualify. A track I think suitable to establish the "starting grid" of the real race. First of all, for this Qualify session (only two weeks) I chose the most popular car inside and outside the Community. Beside this, I tried to realize a track not very hard, but a track that demanding a complete skill having to approach PG tracts, slides and clean drive.
The race (simultaneous race on three different tracks with three different cars) will be another hystory. Drivers who will be able to qualify, will find three various tracks, with different guide styles to apply, and three different car (no more Indy) absolutely suitable to make great races as it has been in the past two editions. Check here to read the final comments...  ;)

Start final comments ISM 2007 (http://forum.stunts.hu/index.php?topic=1855.msg26830#msg26830)

Start final comments ISM 2008 (http://forum.stunts.hu/index.php?topic=1982.msg33728#msg33728)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: BonzaiJoe on December 08, 2008, 02:28:24 PM
Mark L. Rivers is usually one of the most creative track designers around, no need to fear boredom, Rotoi!
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Duplode on December 08, 2008, 10:40:56 PM
And not only what BJ said, but also Mark's tracks are pretty good ones to listen to...

The proper name of the track (...) is Rejoice,  (...)

I didn't knew this one either ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 09, 2008, 11:54:06 AM
And not only what BJ said, but also Mark's tracks are pretty good ones to listen to...

The proper name of the track (...) is Rejoice,  (...)

I didn't knew this one either ;)

Well, I like so much the "infinite" passage where drums create a suggestive and more and more alive atmosphere waiting for the liberating shout...

 
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 11, 2008, 11:51:03 PM

We are approaching the first checkpoint, exactly 48 hours to the first standings of this Qualify session for ISM 2009!
Who will choose to discover his cards in advance trying to catch the inviting Time Bonus reserved for the first three temporary positions? And who, instead, will renounce to the possibility to catch the Time Bonus waiting in order to see the first exits and have so some references? Moreover who will make clear his presence from the beginning and who will decide to appear only at the finish, with big surprise effect, thinking not to need Time Bonus help? Let's see!  :) 

Meanwhile I attached here my first replay for CP1! Sure, zipped and protected by password that I'll publish after the end of the Qualify...  ;)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Krys TOFF on December 11, 2008, 11:52:19 PM
I play open cards : replay sent. ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Chulk on December 12, 2008, 12:16:58 AM
I play open cards : replay sent. ;)
I will too, as soon as I finish a decent lap...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Duplode on December 12, 2008, 01:03:56 AM
I am undecided on whether the lap I just sent is any good or just average... guess we'll see it by Sunday  :)  After trying the track, it looks clear that Mark designed it as a qualifying trial from the beginning: big gaps on the final scoreboard are expected, the PG parts demand precise handling and the non-PG ones ask for some demanding judgment calls. Not exactly a relaxing ride, but it will serve its purpose well.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Chulk on December 14, 2008, 02:45:38 AM
I sent a 7 min replay. And I don't mean the time it took me but the actual lap time!  ;D
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 14, 2008, 07:35:38 AM

1st Checkpoint!

Well, seven drivers already on the track and first indicative answers! Check for comments and results by clicking on the image below!  :)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Chulk on December 14, 2008, 08:03:14 AM
I didn't expect more than a 4th of 5th place, but 15 secs is much more than what I thought would be the difference, have to improve a lot in order to secure my qualy...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: CTG on December 15, 2008, 10:56:12 PM
Today's semi-serious test lap: 1:32.05. Very "SDRish" track - it means (for me) good with IMSA and very bad with Indy. And since the Q-round is with Indy, I'm not sure if I can qualify or not... :(
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Chulk on December 16, 2008, 12:19:53 AM
Today's semi-serious test lap: 1:32.05. Very "SDRish" track - it means (for me) good with IMSA and very bad with Indy. And since the Q-round is with Indy, I'm not sure if I can qualify or not... :(
Yeah, right...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 16, 2008, 07:51:27 AM
Today's semi-serious test lap: 1:32.05. Very "SDRish" track - it means (for me) good with IMSA and very bad with Indy. And since the Q-round is with Indy, I'm not sure if I can qualify or not... :(
Yeah, right...

Both you should keep in count that:

7 drivers means only 2 excluded
8 drivers means only 2 excluded
9 drivers means only 2 excluded
10 drivers means only 2 excluded

More drivers than 10 means 3 or more drivers excluded, but it also means that in classification there would be drivers that usually are behind you, independently from the track or the car... Or not?

About me, I had thought that my time wasn't the first, but 5 seconds behind BJ and Zak... well, maybe it's not my track too...  But I'm happy about it: I wanted this Qualify was as neutral as possible in order of the characteristics of the single drivers, a sort of ideal round where top drivers couldn't feel to be so advantaged and newbies not so disadvantaged. And I think we are not so far about this.







Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: CTG on December 16, 2008, 04:57:31 PM
BJ's leading time was really hard to catch... :-\ (1:26.75) Still not sure about the qualification.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Chulk on December 16, 2008, 05:40:58 PM
I'll try again sometime this week, after I (try to) improve my time in FTT0111
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: BonzaiJoe on December 16, 2008, 09:56:09 PM
BJ's leading time was really hard to catch... :-\ (1:26.75) Still not sure about the qualification.

So you think everyone except 1 will do better than 1.26.75? Then I should start worrying about qualification too  :D
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: CTG on December 18, 2008, 10:31:34 AM
Btw I don't like the system. Some of the "slower" pipsqueaks full with enthusiasm will probably fall (Krys, AbuRaf) - competition won't be the same without them.

That's why I liked IMSA Cup: your qualification result decided only the "pot" for the group stage. Hmmm... maybe the next special Unskilled event will be like that (instead of USL). ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 18, 2008, 12:11:32 PM
Btw I don't like the system. Some of the "slower" pipsqueaks full with enthusiasm will probably fall (Krys, AbuRaf) - competition won't be the same without them.

That's why I liked IMSA Cup: your qualification result decided only the "pot" for the group stage. Hmmm... maybe the next special Unskilled event will be like that (instead of USL). ;)

I respect your thought and your individualities. But it should be kept on mind the root and the target of ISM.

Since its creation ISM has a declared main goal, well described (not by myself) in the Wiki: "conceived as a sort of "World Cup" for Stunts, it pitches selected top r""acers in a variety of tracks and cars on a short contest".

ISM wants to host races with a high concentration of quality, as we can find in the Tennis Master, creating a context and an atmosphere suitable to arouse sane challenge and top results, that mean great show and important sap for our world.
And this is what happened in the past editions. Selection has been in the past through Stunts World Ranking, and this year by a Qualify session. So drivers who wants to take part in ISM are usually drivers strong and motivated, and the process of selection can only contribute to increase this features.

SDR has always offered in the past events open to all drivers (early RH and NORH contests and Stunts Olympic Games) and so it will continue in the future with new kind of events. But ISM is, and will be, a contest conceived and reserved to the strong and motivated Stunts drivers. This means that always there will be a selection process that, unavoidably, implicates some exclusions, as it happens in almost all real sport events.




Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Krys TOFF on December 18, 2008, 12:14:38 PM
I didn't gave up, I simply did a run with a few RH and sent it, thinking that no such fast replays would be sent at 1st week. Now I know I was damn wrong. ;D
I won't send any replay for 2nd checkpoint, I don't think I can beat Jacky's time and get a bonus at 2nd checkpoint so I'll keep my best lap for the final checkpoint and will keep fingers crossed.
Anyway, I'm still not sure to be qualified... Maybe I should ask my children to race, just to get some listfiller replay and be qualified. :P :D
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 18, 2008, 12:23:22 PM
Maybe I should ask my children to race, just to get some listfiller replay and be qualified. :P :D

The absolute best strategy!  :D :D :D
Maybe next edition I'll insert some other feature in the selection process...  ;)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: CTG on December 18, 2008, 02:23:19 PM
Is it totally unfair if I send a listfiller just to make Krys qualified? ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Krys TOFF on December 18, 2008, 03:26:41 PM
Is it totally unfair if I send a listfiller just to make Krys qualified? ;)
Your choice, but then you won't be qualified... ::)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: CTG on December 18, 2008, 03:35:33 PM
Is it totally unfair if I send a listfiller just to make Krys qualified? ;)
Your choice, but then you won't be qualified... ::)

Yeah, it's right! ;D

On the other hand I will be away for two weeks during the tournament and also having quite busy weeks with work after that. So it wouldn't be my best shape ever - sorry, I won't race this time. Maybe in 2010... ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 18, 2008, 03:54:25 PM

As I said before, ISM is for strong and motivated drivers. Evidently one of these two characteristics doesn't belong to you... So, it's right you won't be between the participants.  ;)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: CTG on December 18, 2008, 04:29:23 PM

As I said before, ISM is for strong and motivated drivers. Evidently one of these two characteristics doesn't belong to you...

Both, I'm quite demotivated and could never keep up with Leo Ramone... ;D

Nah, seriously: lack of free time would cause a very disappointing performance from me. I can't afford it on such a strong grid...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 18, 2008, 04:58:55 PM
Nah, seriously: lack of free time would cause a very disappointing performance from me. I can't afford it on such a strong grid...

You're right, lack of free time is a serious problem in this period for me too. Too much contests, really sweaty for me succeeding to realize good performances in all of them.
Exactly like you, I will have to choose in which ones I have to concentrated my efforts, and which ones, sadly, I have to abandon...



Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: CTG on December 18, 2008, 05:45:55 PM
Exactly like you, I will have to choose in which ones I have to concentrated my efforts, and which ones, sadly, I have to abandon...

Sounds like a warning. ;D

Replay sent - I couldn't find my 1:26, so a bit worse... :D

Edit: better one just sent.  ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 20, 2008, 08:55:00 AM

About 15 hours for Checkpoint 2 and some questions become more and more pressing: who will catch the last Time Bonus at stake? And who, instead, wil have still to fight hardly for the qualify? How many new entries will we see in this 2nd week? Will they make the qualification more boardable for someone? Or more difficult? Soon the answers...  ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 21, 2008, 08:40:33 AM

Two new entries for the 2nd Checkpoint, both currently qualified, and last Time Bonus at stake has been assigned...  :)
64 hours to the end, soon we'll know the official list of the participants to ISM 2009...  ;)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 22, 2008, 11:32:34 PM

And now the hours are only 24...   8)
Here it is my final replay for this Qualify session...  ;)


Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 24, 2008, 08:22:19 AM

The Qualify session has expressed its verdict: eight drivers will take part at ISM 2009 after very big surprises in the last hours! You can check results, comments, and replays just by clicking on the image below.
And now, only 10 days divide us from really a great and exciting event. The show is going to start...  8)  :)

PS
Paswword to open my zipped replays: Jqs874fh  ;)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Krys TOFF on December 24, 2008, 10:30:56 AM
Too bad for SuperBrian, he was motivated and improved a lot too... :-(
I'm also badly surprised about Chulk, but impressed by AbuRaf.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: AbuRaf70 on December 24, 2008, 02:15:38 PM
He trabajado muchísimo, tratando de mejorar un poco en cada tramo, para conseguir un buen resultado final...

Pero tenía muchas dudas, ya que no pensaba ganarles a SuperBrian y a Chulk como en realidad lo hice... 

Pero, estoy realmente muy contento de haber clasificado, ya que me gustan muchísimo las competencias de Mark, y no quería perderme de participar en ésta...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Duplode on December 24, 2008, 06:11:16 PM
So, in the end we have the USL roster, only exchanging Chulk ( :-\ ... :() by Mark... I'd have loved to see Brian in the final round too, but of course AbuRaf's final sprint comes as a pleasant surprise as well  :) Ten days to the showdown now - I'm extremely curious about the car selection, and what effects they'll have on the racing action... ::)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Chulk on December 25, 2008, 12:30:20 AM
I wasn't that motivated (and didn't like the track at all) so when I sent my replay to Aburaf, I told him I didn't feel like spending much time with this track and prefered to spend my time in FTT0111 instead. When I saw 2nd checkpoint, I knew either Krys and/or Aburaf would overtake me and qualify, but still it didn't motivate me at all... CONGRATS TO THE QUALIFIED AND GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 25, 2008, 01:49:25 PM

After the complete absence in the first edition (no replays sent even if you accepted the invite), the limited engagement in the final round (after the eliminatory) in the 2nd edition and the almost null presence, due to lack of motivation, in this third one, it could be said that ISM is not your favourite event... Who knows, maybe in the 4th edition...   :)
Anyway, soon there will be news related on the tracks that will be theater of the Race. So.. stay tuned!  ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 29, 2008, 09:36:40 PM

"Homeworld"
"Belfast"
"Twilight"

How do these names "sound"...?  ;)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: BonzaiJoe on December 29, 2008, 10:10:23 PM
"Homeworld" sounds like it has one letter too many ;)

Also, it's a bit strange to have one city name and two nouns.

Otherwise cool names  :)

But it really doesn't matter at all!  :D
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Duplode on December 29, 2008, 11:42:49 PM

"Homeworld"
"Belfast"
"Twilight"

How do these names "sound"...?  ;)

[noembed]
Let's see if I got them all:
Homeworld (http://www.last.fm/music/Yes/_/Homeworld+(The+Ladder)) (the one I'm most sure of  :));
Belfast (http://www.last.fm/music/Orbital/_/Belfast) (there are a few more possibilities here...); and
Twilight (http://www.last.fm/music/U2/_/Twilight) (nice pick! nevermind I thought of a different Twilight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m02Nf-nb2-s&feature=related)... ;))
[/noembed]
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: BonzaiJoe on December 30, 2008, 12:17:35 AM
Twilight!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc1C87_TsyA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc1C87_TsyA)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 30, 2008, 03:23:28 PM
"Homeworld" sounds like it has one letter too many ;)

Also, it's a bit strange to have one city name and two nouns.

Otherwise cool names  :)

But it really doesn't matter at all!  :D

You should know I'm entitling my track with the names of my favourite songs ever...  ;)


"Homeworld"
"Belfast"
"Twilight"

How do these names "sound"...?  ;)

[noembed]
Let's see if I got them all:
Homeworld (http://www.last.fm/music/Yes/_/Homeworld+(The+Ladder)) (the one I'm most sure of  :));
Belfast (http://www.last.fm/music/Orbital/_/Belfast) (there are a few more possibilities here...); and
Twilight (http://www.last.fm/music/U2/_/Twilight) (nice pick! nevermind I thought of a different Twilight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m02Nf-nb2-s&feature=related)... ;))
[/noembed]

You guessed the first and third (U2 song...), you know me quite well, by now...  ;)
About the second... the search is still open...   ;)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Krys TOFF on December 31, 2008, 12:03:23 AM
I guess it's Elton John's song. 8)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 31, 2008, 12:06:13 AM

OK, game over...  ;) :)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 02, 2009, 08:38:04 PM

OK, a bit more than 24 hours to the green light, so it’s time to discover which cars will be the protagonists of the ISM 2009.  :)
Well, between the strongpoints all along part of SDR’s spirit, there’s the SPEED and the emotions that is able to arouse in the drivers. So we’ll find three cars with good accelerations and max speed over 200 Mph, even if they are very different to guide in order of their own particular features. Moreover, I think that the mix they constitute, it will be very suitable in order to elect the final winner. Who really want to excel in this competition, sure will have to demonstrate the ability to adapt his guide style to very different cars.
Which cars so? As some driver maybe waited (someone hoping yes, someone hoping no) Track A will see the official outset of the Speedgate XSD in a ISM edition. Since its creation, Speedgate XSD has been used only two times in official RH races (“Gate”, SDR - August 2007 and “Swifting”, Stunts Olympics Games 2008). Jointly with its admission to ZakStunts competition, it’s really time for the cut off of this speed monster. Not only in order to discover the limit of this car, but also in order of the car/track combo, I think it will be the absolute most exciting race in this ISM edition. 
Track B, will see instead engaged the Jaguar XJR9. Perfect handling for a very interesting and unusual track: only a Stunts element placed near the standard track, but the lines to choose researching the best time will be really original, that’s for sure.
What about Track C? Engaging track. Two twilights. Slides needed. Audi’s specialists required. No need to use many other words to describe a race that will be very charming for all love the legendary car with the four circles on the radiator’s mask.
Some drivers will be happy for the choices, some drivers a bit less. Anyway, if you want to win the Master as Ayrton (2007) and Bonzai Joe (2008) did, you have not to regret if the cars chosen are not exactly you preferred. You have only to push hard as you able to do... ;)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 03, 2009, 09:55:45 PM

It’s time to go: the International Stunts Master 2009 is on the start line!

But, before you jumps into your cars, please, pay attention to the following IMPORTANT rules:


LEADING TIME BONUS SYSTEM

Leading Time Bonus will be calculated in this way: 0,05 seconds for every new leading time sent on every different track. Anyway, there are some specific rules to keep in count:
 
1) A driver can get the Time Bonus only one time in a day, that is only one time between 00:00:00 and 23:59:59 (GMT+1) of every day.

2) Time Bonus won’t be assigned to a driver if he results already 1st with a leading time (realized in a previous day) that had permitted him to get Time Bonus

3) Time Bonus will be assigned to a driver if he results already 1st with a leading time (realized in a previous day) that had NOT permitted him to get Time Bonus

4) Time Bonus won’t be assigned in the first day of race ( 4th Jan 2009 ) and in the last two days of Race (28th and 29th Jan 2009 ), which will be Quiet Days.

5) Contest Manager will get the Time Bonus only if his time will result the best at the moment of the update.


REPLAYS’ NAME

Save the replay with the format “XXMSSCCT”, where:
 
•   XX are the first two letters of the name of the driver,
•   M is the data related at the minutes of race,
•   SS is the data related at the seconds of the race
•   CC is the data related at the centiseconds of race.
•   T is the data related at the track of the race.

For example, if Mark L. Rivers realizes 1.05,45 on Track B, he must save the replay with the following name: MA10545B


MAIL’S SUBJECT

Drivers have to send the replay (*.RPL) by mail, and they must write in the subject of the mail the following data:
 
1)      Time(s) of the replay(s)
2)      Track(s) related.    

For example, if a driver sent a mail attaching replays realized on Track A and Track C, the subject of the mail should be: Track A: 1.10,55     Track C: 1.05,60  

The time(s) written in the subject of the mail will be assumed as official time. This will permit a faster update consenting to postpone the check of the replays (with RPLINFO utility).


PENALTIES

Replays sent will be checked as soon as possible with RPLINFO utility. The presence of divergences between official times declared by mail subject and effective times relieved checking the replays, will comport a penalty time: 1,00 second if time sent was a leading time and 0,20 seconds if it wasn’t a leading time.


OK, that’s all! And now, one more time: Gentlemen, start your engines!

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Duplode on January 05, 2009, 09:40:38 PM
No one should expect an easy time on those tracks, as all three of them are very demanding - Track A stands out in that respect for me. This is a Masters tournament for a reason, after all... Fortunately, the choice of cars suits me quite well   :)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: zaqrack on January 05, 2009, 10:13:31 PM
I'm totally busy with the wedding preparations, but maybe I'll be able to race a bit on wednesday,thursday or friday :)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 06, 2009, 12:25:59 AM

Two drivers on the tracks and first Time Bonus assigned...  ;)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 06, 2009, 06:00:49 PM

New references and other Time Bonus assigned...  ;)



Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 06, 2009, 10:53:07 PM

Three drivers sent times for all the tracks: first accurate classification in order of sum of times...   8)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: CTG on January 07, 2009, 11:48:54 PM
I can race only next week... But then I will for sure. ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 08, 2009, 08:21:08 AM

A new leading time with Time Bonus assignation...  ;)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 08, 2009, 09:59:54 PM

Again Track C, again a new leading time, again Time Bonus assigned...: Domino effect in act?   :)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 10, 2009, 12:22:12 AM

Beside various improvements from drivers already on the scoreboard, a new entry lands on ISM 2009 putting his wheels on all the tracks and conquering strongly the provisional 1st place in general classification! Would you know who? Just click on the image below!  :)


Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 10, 2009, 11:55:07 PM
Meanwhile, analysis of Qualify is ready and available on Scoreboard page. It's really interesting see that it has not been sure a linear race. Many drivers have alternated great sections with not very good ones.

Some highlights:

Krys TOFF 1st at Intermediate 1  8)
CTG is 10th in the first section, 1st in the second one, 7th in the third one and 3rd in the last one.
Duplode's sections: 3rd, 8th, 2nd, 6th
Mark L. Rivers' sections: 6th, 6th, 3rd, 1st
Bonzai Joe's sections: 5th, 2nd, 4th, 1st.
Only a fastest section for Ayrton, the third one (2 seconds faster than others...)


Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 11, 2009, 01:45:45 PM

Track B and C with no peace: other two records, other Time Bonus assigned...

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Krys TOFF on January 11, 2009, 03:34:59 PM
Quote from: Mark L. Rivers
Krys TOFF 1st at Intermediate 1  8)
Really ? Great. This is because I always do a race from the start, unlike CTG that often optimize replays that don't have a very good start and then can't optimize as good a 2nd replay with a better start. :D
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: CTG on January 11, 2009, 04:30:31 PM
This is because I always do a race from the start, unlike CTG that often optimize replays that don't have a very good start and then can't optimize as good a 2nd replay with a better start. :D

I see it's time to beat you, Mr Töff... ;) ;D :P
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: CTG on January 12, 2009, 09:54:24 AM
First replays sent, auto gears, no sound. Speedgate track seems to be hard, Jaguar is a bit slow for me (my IMSA skills work on fast tracks), Audi is quite challenging. Let's see what happens at the end - I think this time I'll lose versus Zak.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 12, 2009, 10:25:51 PM

Five drivers by now on all three tracks. Still in stand-by the three top-notches, Ayrton, BJ and Duplode... but there's a strange air that seems to say that soon a big storm will annihilate the appearing quiet...

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 13, 2009, 10:16:30 PM

Duplode placed the wheels of his Jaguar and Audi in ISM with new records, but later CTG snatches him the lead on Track C... First technical proof of battle...   8)   Times begin to fall, but current record on Track A still resists since 8 days...  ;)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 15, 2009, 07:09:22 PM

Big step on by AbuRaf70: now he's ahead Krys for about 7" seconds...  :o

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: CTG on January 16, 2009, 01:30:48 PM
Question to Mark: when adding ISM rounds to my stats, which rankings do you suggest? Counting with the 'singles' scoreboards or the upgraded version with additional bonuses?
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 16, 2009, 02:48:46 PM

Well, good question... In this moment I have not a clear answer for you... Maybe you could count the sum of times without LTB, or simply the singles. Finally, it's your choice, but thanks anyway for asking my thought.  ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 16, 2009, 10:33:08 PM

New monster-records on Track A and C by two different drivers from the same country, and a very strong provisional leader: the games are becoming quite hard...

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 17, 2009, 03:11:40 PM

Again Track A, again a record: new Time Bonus assigned!

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 18, 2009, 12:59:51 AM

The contest has just found a shining starring: best time on every track and best sum of time lower than 4 minutes...  Astonishing... :) :) :)


Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: CTG on January 18, 2009, 10:21:29 PM
Let's see... Track A is hopeless for me, Speedgate is really not my cup of tea. Current leading times at track B and C aren't very strong, both can be improved by a few seconds. Expect a nice attack from me in the next three days. ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 18, 2009, 11:19:05 PM

And finally, the dominator of last season is landed on this ISM edition: is he already first?  ;)
Meanwhile Duplode completes his set of results and... very impressive time for Track A!  :o
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 19, 2009, 10:56:15 PM

Other five replays and other four records: BJ increase his gap with a very strong sum of times but... he's not first in all tracks...  ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 21, 2009, 07:52:32 AM

Incredible, there's not other word to describe what it's happened.
After an umpteenth improvement sent by AbuRaf70 on Track B (pair now with Zak McKracken on that Track), last hours have seen an incredible event by two of the most strong drivers ever. Just 15 minutes before midnight, Ayrton completed as expected his set of results sending his unique missing replay, that on Track A: 1.15,00, destroying time, Time Bonus got and sum of times pairt to 3.54,15, LTB (0,15 seconds) included... Two hours after midnight, Bonzai Joe sent his new personal best on the same track, enough to beat previous record (1.16,60), but not enough to beat the new Ayrton's record... Anyway... with his 1.16,30 BJ reach this sum of times: 3.54,15, LTB (0.30 seconds) included... What can we say if not "incredible"...?

 :) :) :)


Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 22, 2009, 09:21:54 AM

A new uncontested leadership....  8)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 23, 2009, 11:06:58 AM

Leadership changed again with new incredible records, and Zak McKracken showed his great skill on Track C!  :)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 23, 2009, 11:25:22 PM

It seems to see a ping-pong match, a star match, one of the best ever...  :)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: CTG on January 25, 2009, 07:16:49 PM
/me will come with a "bit" better replays soon...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 25, 2009, 10:56:18 PM

Other shots on Track A, a third man under 4 minutes and.... 4 days and 1 hour left!  :)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: CTG on January 26, 2009, 12:58:05 PM
/me will come with a "bit" better replays soon...

Damn, I feel totally unmotivated to improve... Maybe I won't. Shame on me! :D

Edit: some improvements sent, quite weak lap on A track (Speedgate shifting is a kind of darkness for my eyes), C track seems to be tricky (Zak can't ride faster with Audi than me under normal conditions, so there must be a trick). Haven't touched track B now, sum is 3:57.xx at the moment. Goal: 3:50.

Edit #2: 3:53.xx... damned C track... WHAT THE HELL DID ZAK DO?!?
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Chulk on January 26, 2009, 06:41:04 PM
WHAT THE HELL DID ZAK DO?!?
Probably the same BJ did!  ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: CTG on January 26, 2009, 08:57:32 PM
WHAT THE HELL DID ZAK DO?!?
Probably the same BJ did!  ;)

And Ayrton too... I have two different ideas, both seem to be hard: jumping over the lonely bridge and the other one is... hmm I won't tell. I need +20 mph to complete it and take the lead. ;D
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 26, 2009, 10:28:44 PM

Today, it could be defined a CTG's day. Six replays from him during the whole afternoon with strong improvements in all tracks so to approach the first sum of times, including an astonishing record on Track A: 1.12,95, really a great time. Yes, today it could be defined a CTG's day... at least until a driver more and more nondescriptive sent his new time for Track C.
You're right, we are talking about the real "mysterious object" in Stunts world. Check the scoreboard to know his last undecipherable and upsetting performance. Race finished? It seems so. Maybe the last chance for all others is that the "IFO" (Identified Flying Object) from Argentina didn't pass through all checkpoints indicated on the map. But to know this we have to wait the deadline...


Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: CTG on January 26, 2009, 10:38:04 PM
Ayrton, you bastard! ;D

Track C, the most challenging one. I got my answer from Ayrton's time - Zak and BJ made the mentioned "over the wall" trick. 20 mph. That's still missing to follow Ayrton.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 27, 2009, 11:46:52 PM

Other 5 replays, a new record on Track B and a new provisional "podiumer" in general classification: what can we hope better in last "clear" day? And now, last 48 hours of race: the most "perturbed" quiet days since a lot!  :)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Krys TOFF on January 28, 2009, 12:23:16 PM
Other 5 replays, a new record on Track B and a new provisional "podiumer" in general classification: what can we hope better in last "clear" day? And now, last 48 hours of race: the most "perturbed" quiet days since a lot!  :)
It seems you didn't got my new replay for track A... ???
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 28, 2009, 01:18:30 PM

I updated the site at 23.44 and your mail with your 1.25,35 on Track A is arrived just 1 minute later...  I was (quite) sure that no reply would be sent in last 15 minutes... ::)  But I was wrong... :)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 28, 2009, 01:20:04 PM
Oh, it's quiet days :) Never mind my replays then.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: CTG on January 29, 2009, 11:16:06 AM
I'm off for today, no possibility to improve - maybe only after 23:00... :-\
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Krys TOFF on January 29, 2009, 01:25:22 PM
I'm off for today, no possibility to improve - maybe only after 23:00... :-\
Too bad. :(
I got nothing better yesterday anyway. Maybe tonight, but unsure.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 29, 2009, 06:00:25 PM

Eleven replays until here in last day of race...   ;) :)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: CTG on January 29, 2009, 10:52:03 PM
What about having live results at Stunts chat? :)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: CTG on January 29, 2009, 11:25:24 PM
Btw Ayrton did a nice pipe ---> banked corner jump on track C (left way). That's what I couldn't complete at 130 mph (falling on the road but bad direction).
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 30, 2009, 12:33:30 AM

You will know all results tomorrow, around 13.30...  ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: CTG on January 30, 2009, 12:42:53 AM

You will know all results tomorrow, around 13.30...  ;)

I already know about the BZJ vs CTG result... :-\
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 30, 2009, 01:55:14 PM

FINAL RESULTS!

Ayrton has won the 3rd edition of the International Stunts Master! The Argentinian champion sigils his wonderful 2008 obtaining the best sum of times with a large gap on the others! But he haven’t got the best time in all the tracks. Astonishing record on Track A (unique driver below 70 seconds!), absolute magic record for Track C (watch the replays to see what all imagined in last two days…) but he’s only 3rd on Track B: the fastest Jaguar has been that one drove by Bonzai Joe, who climbs on the second tallest step of the podium of ISM 2009! The Danish driver showed one more time his great skill realizing the second best time in Track A and C, being so the first opponent of the winner. But even the third “podiumer”, CTG, raced really very fast too: the Hungarian ace is the only driver who, jointly with Bonzai Joe, succeeds to beat Ayrton on Track B, and the third and unique driver, with the Argentinian and the Danish, to climb on all the single podiums of the three tracks! Fourth a very strong Duplode (very near to the first 3 on Track B!), fifth Mark L. Rivers (good 4th place on Track A), 6th Zak McKracken with quite good level times, 7th the inoxidable AbuRaf70 who showed again his big desire to race and 8th Krys TOFF with evident problems of lack of time.
Analysis are already available, it will be interesting reading the comments about them on the Forum!

Well, it has been a very good edition of ISM this one, with 99 replays from 8 drivers in less than 4 weeks! Hoping that drivers and spectators enjoyed with it, the contest manager have only to say: thanks all to keep alive this wonderful island called ”Stunts”!

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: CTG on January 30, 2009, 02:23:59 PM
Phew, exhausting tournament! Ayrton's result is just the usual we saw in 2008, Joestergaard was simply very fast... with one or two hours plus, maybe I could catch BJ. But there's no "if" and "maybe" in racing. Great battles, I liked it very much!
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Krys TOFF on January 30, 2009, 02:44:45 PM
ISM finished logically with Ayrton's domination. Impressive.

Just one thing : my 1'25"35 time on track A doesn't appear on overall scoreboard nor on single race scoreboard.
Funny to see I did the exact same time on tracks A and C.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: CTG on January 30, 2009, 02:47:25 PM
Damn... Ayrton did no pipejump on track C!!! If (again an if... :D) I could complete it (not so much missing), my result would be 1:02-1:03 ---> not beating Ayrton in overall but close to him. I should have tried it more... :-\
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: AbuRaf70 on January 30, 2009, 04:52:23 PM
He estado mirando detenidamente todos los replays de cada pista, y realmente ha sido un gran gusto para mi, poder disfrutar del manejo de cada uno de los participantes.

Por mi parte puedo decir que no puedo aspirar a ganarle a ninguno de los que corrieron en este ISM 2009, ya que son los mejores del Stunts de este momento.

Además, es evidente que Krys no tuvo tiempo de jugar, porque yo no podría haberle ganado en la forma que lo hice.

Felicito a mi compañero Ayrton, que otra vez hizo gala de su extraordinaria forma de manejar y se adjudicó otra competencia más.  Ya nada parece imposible para él en Stunts.

Y no quiero dejar de felicitar también, a todo el inmejorable trabajo realizado por Mark, quien ya nos tiene acostumbrado a brindarnos estas impecables competencias, las que como siempre digo, las disfruto enormemente.

También quiero destacar al trabajo realizado por todos, que ha hecho de esta competencia un clásico del Stunts.  Ojalá Mark nos ofrezca otra más dentro de no mucho tiempo.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Duplode on January 30, 2009, 07:06:35 PM
Congratulations to the Ayrton and the podiumers above me! This was tournament of very high standards, indeed. I only wish I would be able to race harder during the last week and give CTG a tighter run for third place, but anyway... proceeding to watch the replays now  ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2009
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 30, 2009, 10:33:44 PM
Just one thing : my 1'25"35 time on track A doesn't appear on overall scoreboard nor on single race scoreboard.
Funny to see I did the exact same time on tracks A and C.

Fixed...  ;)