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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2007, 05:46:17 AM »
Duplode is flying! (I'm sure it's more literal that it seems with Indy and this track ;)). He'll beat 80" barrier soon.
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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2007, 06:21:06 PM »
3rd Checkpoint!

Sensational, astonishing, shocking outset for Bonzai Joe!!!  :o :o :o  The danish ace goes down on the track for the first time in this SDR season (welcome back!  :) :)) and his result is absolutely breathtaking: first provisional place atomising the previous record!!!  :o :o :o  Yes, the great BJ reaches a wonderful 1?11?60 leaving a more and more amazing Duplode (2nd) so far, although he lowered his previous time more than 3%: more than 6? the gap from the danish ?rocket? and the brazilian revelation!  :o :o  Really devastating the race of BJ, who takes part for the 3rd time in a SDR race (previous races: R1/2006 ?Speed? and R2/2006 ?Steering?)! About the others, Chulk conquers the provisional podium overtaking for 0?10 me (4th) who didn?t improve (a "bit" engaged in NORH contest? ;)). Fifth is AbuRaf70 who lowers again his time fortifying his provisional third place in general classification on Krys TOFF (6th) who didn?t send a new replay. SuperBrian (7th) closes the group but he?s now very near to his teammate. And now we are at the last week of race! Will anyone succeed to approach the monster BJ?s time? Maybe Duplode who is hunting his first victory? Or Chulk who maybe want to get a last satisfaction in SDR? And what about me? Will I want to legitimate my title trying to beat current leader? But there?s a third place in overall that asks a name: AbuRaf70 or Krys TOFF? Sure BJ?s outset made more complicated the things for Krys (and more easy for AbuRaf70): he has to arrive 4th to be sure to rescue the 1,5 points that he need to overtake AbuRaf70 in general classification, but now it seems not so easy having to rescue a lot of seconds (about 10?) on current 4th...  ::)   But a good teamwork by Damage Inc. could simplify him the life?  ;)   Wow, really a great final for this season!!  8)  See you for the last time next Sunday!!  :) :) :)

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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2007, 07:20:44 AM »
He is back  :o... and what a way to reappear :bows:

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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2007, 07:18:43 PM »
Unbelievable time reached by BJ! Are you sure you have hand problems? ???
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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2007, 10:00:27 PM »
The arm problems are not so bad now, they only mean I have to rest my arms quite often, but that's not a big problem in RH racing...

Thank you for the comments about my time :) I'm afraid sooner or later you'll just beat it, but then I can be happy I earned some admiration now !
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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2007, 11:14:34 PM »
What a race this one is becoming: strong action everywhere in an almost 20'' range! Another point is that BJ's ressurgence means AbuRaf has gone down to history as the only one to achieve a perfect race under SDR score system... ;)

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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2007, 07:49:16 AM »
What a race this one is becoming: strong action everywhere in an almost 20'' range! Another point is that BJ's ressurgence means AbuRaf has gone down to history as the only one to achieve a perfect race under SDR score system... ;)

You're right Duplode, effectively I forgot to mention in my comments that you has skimmed the en-plein! And only for the hyper-performance of BJ you didn't get the "magic" 6 points, even if your race was sure great!  :)  Well, you could aim to catch the maximum bonus time in next ISM, that is 2"...  ;)

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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2007, 07:28:47 AM »

My final time for Finish!
I have not time to try again so... I have to be happy about this time...  :)
Thrilling for Arenas' podium!  8)

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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2007, 09:25:10 PM »

Finish!

We can say it: ?The Arenas? has not been a classic year ending race with the games already closed. It has been a real hard and engaging challenge between drivers who raced for fun and for the win!  :)  And, as it?s obvious in these cases, the show has been great, and also the podium: I legitimate the title, conquered one month ago, winning ahead an awesome Duplode (first 2nd place for him in career for this specialty!) and a fantastic Bonzai Joe who is returning to a splendid condition after the long pause!  8) Really a wonderful race who appears even greater if we check the analysis. But before this, let?s talk about the results of other drivers!  :)  Fourth is arrived Chulk, without improvements in last week, maybe not very motivated to find a faster replay in a race by now with many significances for him. But the final 2nd place in classification is really a great result, and if we check the final SDR Ranking, we can see that Chulk is the driver who caught the highest number of race points in the 2 seasons: chapeau.  :) And now we have to talk about the last three places. Usually the fifth position is a not very rewarding place, but this time it?s not so: succeeding to stay ahead Krys TOFF and SuperBrian (6th and 7th, without further improvements in last week) AbuRaf70 succeeds to catch a 5th place that vales gold for him!  :)  In fact, the esteemed and loved argentinian driver succeeds to obtain a wonderful third place in the general classification, a result that has really a sweet taste, for him and maybe for his main opponent in the season too?  ;)   But let?s return to the podiumers? races! We have said ?awesome Duplode? and this is not exaggerate: best first, second and fourth section inflicting heavy gaps (above all in section 1 and 4) to his opponents!!!  :o Yes, at 1st intermediate the brazilian ace leads with 1?20 on Bonzai Joe (2nd) and 2?00 on me (only 4th behind Chulk) and the gaps rise to 1?35? for BJ (2nd) and 2?95 for me (still 4th behind Chulk) at intermediate 2!  :o  :o And what about the section 4? Partial times say this: 1st Duplode with 13?55, 2nd BJ with 16?35 (+ 2?80) and 3rd me with 16?50 (+ 2?95). Total time of these 3 sections? Duplode 48?30, BJ 52?45, me 54?20.  :o :o :o  Abyssal gaps for a really awesome Duplode!!  8)   But, sure you ask, how does it possible he didn?t win, what did it happen in section 3??  ???  And now we have to talk about the mysterious 3rd section? Since BJ sent is impressive 1?11?60, I thought that the Danish ace had cut the track correspondently to the access to the 2nd Arena. But it was wrong. BJ made a fantastic line, driving his car really at its limit, skimming the perfection (+ 3?75 on Duplode), but following a normal line, the same line of the brazilian driver. Anyway I didn?t know it and so I concentrated all my efforts on that cut. An impossible long jump, an impossible cut. And when I was almost sure to desist? the ?miracle? happened!  :) :) :)  Yes, I cut the track jumping from the ramps situated at intermediate 3 to the access of 2nd Arena, keeping the Powergear: really incredible but real, watch my replay to believe it!!  :o :o  :o And if you?ll watch that replay you?ll see that the jump has been preparated (with a big investment of time) since the middle of the two fast chicanes placed in the water. To arrive to the ramps with the right degrees and the right slide, I lunge the trajectory in the middle of the chicanes, reducing forced the speed (this explains better the gap of 1? from Duplode between 1st and 2nd intermediate?), but sliding as I wanted to approach the ramps to try to make the jump desired, availing the usual strange shake that ramps provide when you approach them on the border. And this is the standing at intermediate 3: 1st me with 53?20 (3rd section partial time: 15?50), 2nd a wonderful BJ with 54?65 (18?55  +3?05) and 3rd is Duplode with 57?05 (22?30  +6?80). But now sure you ask: how did Duplode succeed to rescue 3? on me and BJ in last section?  ???   Well, I (evidently exultant for my ?magic? cut?) didn?t see the possibility to avail the loop completely to reach and keep the powergear so to pass on the grass near the up/down corkscrew. I cut anyway the corkscrew but flying on it, after availing only the first tract of the loop. Many seconds gain on drivers who chose to jump from the loop to the corkscrew, but sure not the best way possible. Instead BJ and Duplode made the best choice, but with a little but determinant difference: while the danish driver passes on the right of the final ramp of the elevated tract, the brazilian succeeds to pass on the left and this means? he succeeds to keep the powergear for all the final tract!! ?You sure are wrong?, you said, ?last sharp corner placed just before the finish can?t be done with powergear!? Do you think so? Well, you have only to see the replay to be sure that I have not said lies? Incredible and dazzling final for the great race of Duplode!  8)  And sure incredible and dazzling final for this race and this great season!!  :)  Thanks so much to all have take part, racing on SDR too, to the great show called Stunts world racing!  :) :)  One more time we can say: Long live to Stunts!    :) :) :)

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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2007, 09:48:50 PM »
What can I say... Great jump Mark, and great loop Duplode! I hadn't thought the jump could be possible, but I tried and failed to do both Duplode and Mark's loop cuts. Well done!
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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2007, 10:14:58 PM »
Wow, fabulous race! On that fatidical third sector entrance, Mark's jump was plain surreal, something I had long given up trying, whereas BJ got to round the turn on healthy 3rd gear with no hint of skidding whatsoever... Well done guys, SDR had the final race it deserved  ;).

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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2007, 10:51:51 PM »
Maybe you should rename SDR to Mark L. Rivers Self-Show. Or in a bit more polite way, remove your name from the overall rankings at the end like I do.

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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2007, 11:23:25 PM »
What can I say... Great jump Mark, and great loop Duplode! I hadn't thought the jump could be possible, but I tried and failed to do both Duplode and Mark's loop cuts. Well done!

Thanks BJ! It has been a great honour racing beside you in this last SDR race. I'm really proud for this more than I'm proud for my lucky victory!  :)


Wow, fabulous race! On that fatidical third sector entrance, Mark's jump was plain surreal, something I had long given up trying, whereas BJ got to round the turn on healthy 3rd gear with no hint of skidding whatsoever... Well done guys, SDR had the final race it deserved  ;).

Yes, really a fabulous race, and this thanks also to your fantastic performance! Great!  :)

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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #28 on: November 26, 2007, 11:51:41 PM »
Maybe you should rename SDR to Mark L. Rivers Self-Show. Or in a bit more polite way, remove your name from the overall rankings at the end like I do.

Oh no, you can't possibly screw up with thread, race or contest now. First, because this can't be really a valid complaint as you were not fighting for the victory or overall title. Second, those who were actually battling for something are confident this is a fairly managed tournament and can only enjoy the challenge of competing fairly against top-class opposition (and this leads one to wonder about those who can't...). Third, because mangager results were only excluded from overall standings by USC's third season, anyway as a largely pragmatic option as it seems (some slight research leads here). Fourth, because no one will rename anything as this was SDR last season. And finally because R10 was a kickass race whose in-track action stands above any bull****. Those remarks oddly sound of sour grapes or anything like that, and the ZakStunts champion should be above that. Maybe this exchange could offer some insight on what's behind the provocations...

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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #29 on: November 27, 2007, 12:10:48 AM »
But if you check some of the separate race results and my aid laps on YouTube, you will find that usually I tried to avoid my victories and used only my worse laps in the competition. About the Renato Biker-Alain-Mingva thing, we were obviously enemies. :D Anyway I liked SDR, it was a great job from Mark. I just told my private opinion - that's democracy.