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ZakStunts - the Competition => Competition Archive => Competition 2009 => Topic started by: BonzaiJoe on January 05, 2009, 01:09:04 AM

Title: Competition 2009: who will win?
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 05, 2009, 01:09:04 AM
In the course of ZCT91, we will find out something very important: whether Ayrton is still playing. With nothing more to achieve, it is indeed possible that he will stop racing, but maybe he just loves the game and will keep playing, which I do indeed hope! His Stunts art is priceless, and even if he sometimes kills the contest, he brings an extremely high level to it, which makes it an honour to participate in. I doubt if Ayrton will win the 2009 season. This is simply because I expect him to have problems with motivation.

If Ayrton will not race (and also possibly if he will), the obvious candidate for victory is Duplode - this is because we expect this rising star to keep rising. He has done magic in his replays and shown potential for much easy improvement.

The second obvious candidate is Mark L. Rivers, who seems already to have reached a very high level of Stunts mastery. The championship could depend on how the fast cars are favoured this season, as Mark L. is known to be much better in them.

Then there is the option of a 2004, 2005, 2006 scenario where a relatively new pipsqueak would suddenly emerge, drastically improve and claim the championship.

A motivated CTG could be a serious candidate too.

I myself will have to be the extreme outsider, and I don't think there are other possible winners among the current pipsqueaks - for this season! - SuperBrian and dstien and others may keep improving and become Zakstunts champions in the future.
Title: Re: Competition 2009: who will win?
Post by: CTG on January 05, 2009, 08:27:55 AM
A motivated CTG could be a serious candidate too.

Not anymore. 2009 will be my lazy year.

Ayrton - if he racing

If not:

Duplode 35%
Mark L. Rivers 30%
Bonzai Joe 25%
Alan Rotoi 5%
anybody else 5%
Title: Re: Competition 2009: who will win?
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 05, 2009, 12:07:01 PM
Oh yeah, I completely forgot about Alan Rotoi! I hope he keeps racing, then we have another serious contender.
Title: Re: Competition 2009: who will win?
Post by: CTG on February 09, 2009, 03:01:46 PM
Duplode 35%
Mark L. Rivers 30%
Bonzai Joe 25%
Alan Rotoi 5%
anybody else 5%

New estimation:

Bonzai Joe 35%
Duplode 30%
somebody from South America coming back soon (Gutix, Rotoi, Chulk, Gelato Baker, Dark Chaser) 25%
Friker 4%
CTG 3%
else 3%
Title: Re: Competition 2009: who will win?
Post by: BonzaiJoe on February 09, 2009, 04:01:02 PM
You have high faith in my stability  :D
Title: Re: Competition 2009: who will win?
Post by: Chulk on February 10, 2009, 11:32:37 PM
You have high faith in my stability  :D
And my comeback :D
Title: Re: Competition 2009: who will win?
Post by: zaqrack on February 11, 2009, 10:17:20 AM
You have high faith in my stability  :D
And my comeback :D

we all have high faith in that :)
Title: Re: Competition 2009: who will win?
Post by: Chulk on February 12, 2009, 08:44:56 PM
Well... 7 secs is not that much for a start. I'm a bit rusty with RH. I'll try to shake it some more tonight.
Title: Re: Competition 2009: who will win?
Post by: zaqrack on February 12, 2009, 09:17:44 PM
just don't overdo it - so you won't hate it too much :)
Title: Re: Competition 2009: who will win?
Post by: Chulk on February 13, 2009, 01:27:41 PM
After further testing with the original IMSA's, Gate is the final choice.
BTW, is it only me, or do your Speedgate also say Porsche on the windshield?
Title: Re: Competition 2009: who will win?
Post by: zaqrack on February 13, 2009, 01:51:02 PM
It is only you!
Download the ZakStunts edition of Stunts right now and use that one for this years contest. You are possibly using an older version of the Speedgate, what is not allowed.
Title: Re: Competition 2009: who will win?
Post by: Chulk on February 13, 2009, 01:54:01 PM
It is only you!
Download the ZakStunts edition of Stunts right now and use that one for this years contest. You are possibly using an older version of the Speedgate, what is not allowed.
Good thing I asked, then...
Title: Re: Competition 2009: who will win?
Post by: Overdrijf on March 04, 2009, 10:43:40 AM
If Ayrton decides to keep racing he will very likely win, but there is a catch. He will, because of the new rules, likely have to race some tracks without using powergear. There are four cars with powergear. Now let's say Ayrton uses one of them to win the race (as he usual does), then the next race it will get a negative bonus, last time this was -13%. Now he (and everyone else, for the sake of the argument) doesn't touch the car for 3 races in which it recovers 2+3+4=9%, then the next time he uses the same car it will have less bonus, meaning he will race with worse cars as the season progresses. You can therefor now place your bets, how many races can he win without switching away from powergear? 2 full seasons? 3 perhaps?
Title: Re: Competition 2009: who will win?
Post by: CTG on March 04, 2009, 10:53:20 AM
If Ayrton decides to keep racing he will very likely win, but there is a catch. He will, because of the new rules, likely have to race some tracks without using powergear. There are four cars with powergear. Now let's say Ayrton uses one of them to win the race (as he usual does), then the next race it will get a negative bonus, last time this was -13%. Now he (and everyone else, for the sake of the argument) doesn't touch the car for 3 races in which it recovers 2+3+4=9%, then the next time he uses the same car it will have less bonus, meaning he will race with worse cars as the season progresses. You can therefor now place your bets, how many races can he win without switching away from powergear? 2 full seasons? 3 perhaps?

You forget something: Ayrton can win with all the cars. Okay, maybe a not so tricky Acura track or a pure, USC-style IMSA race can be his "weak" point. No clue about LM002 but we won't ever have a race with that...
Title: Re: Competition 2009: who will win?
Post by: BonzaiJoe on March 04, 2009, 11:29:36 AM
Look at 82, 85, 86, 88....

Ayrton kicking arse in noPG Ferrari, Lancia, Carrera and Countach

True, we haven't seen him in IMSA, but I don't see why we should expect that he has a weak point. He's probably fantastic in IMSA cars.
Title: Re: Competition 2009: who will win?
Post by: Overdrijf on March 04, 2009, 11:33:31 AM
If Ayrton decides to keep racing he will very likely win, but there is a catch. He will, because of the new rules, likely have to race some tracks without using powergear. There are four cars with powergear. Now let's say Ayrton uses one of them to win the race (as he usual does), then the next race it will get a negative bonus, last time this was -13%. Now he (and everyone else, for the sake of the argument) doesn't touch the car for 3 races in which it recovers 2+3+4=9%, then the next time he uses the same car it will have less bonus, meaning he will race with worse cars as the season progresses. You can therefor now place your bets, how many races can he win without switching away from powergear? 2 full seasons? 3 perhaps?

You forget something: Ayrton can win with all the cars. Okay, maybe a not so tricky Acura track or a pure, USC-style IMSA race can be his "weak" point. No clue about LM002 but we won't ever have a race with that...

I have absolutely no doubt he can, I just said he'll have to.
Title: Re: Competition 2009: who will win?
Post by: CTG on March 04, 2009, 11:42:36 AM
I don't see why we should expect that he has a weak point. He's probably fantastic in IMSA cars.

That's why I said "weak" point and not weak point. :D IMSA races are mainly based on cornering speed and less tricks (in good case :D), there's not so much possibility to make incredible tricks (okay, not counting Z41) - a chance to catch him. On the other hand a very fast, not so tricky Acura track was the last one when I could beat him in Zakstunts...
Title: Re: Competition 2009: who will win?
Post by: BonzaiJoe on March 04, 2009, 03:51:25 PM
Actually, last time I beat him in Zakstunts was with Acura too (ZCT55), and I was just 0.15 away on ZCT66 that you speak of. Maybe Acura is his weak point  :D 

Okay I also beat him on ZCT63, but he's proven his Countach abilities later. But then again, ZCT81 also showed nice Acura abilities.
Title: Re: Competition 2009: who will win?
Post by: CTG on December 31, 2009, 01:48:07 AM
Duplode 35%

Duplode 100%. ;D I felt he's the pipsqueak of the year. Although he (and none of us) still couldn't beat Ayrton when he started. Maybe next year.
Title: Re: Competition 2009: who will win?
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 01, 2010, 11:50:44 AM
Congratulations on the victory Duplode!!  I think it speaks to your credit that the win was so safe and expected by now that it's not a hot news stuff. Still, this is a very well-deserved and fast entry into the perhaps biggest Stunts hall-of-fame.

Now keep throwing those fabulous stunts! You're still not Ayrton yet  ;)