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Old 07-23-2004, 09:42 AM   #1
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the event is back on but as a get together/fun crawl. details here:

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Boulder Battle #1
Remote Control Rock Crawling Competition
Saturday, November 20th, 2004
Phoenix, AZ

The event will be held where 24th street dead-ends at South Mountain Park, approximately 6 miles south of Sky Harbor Airport and Downtown Phoenix. Parking is available just west of the dead-end. A fun follow-the-leader/Fun-Crawl will start at 10am. Competition starts at 11am and will probably run until 1-2pm. After the competition we will continue to crawl for fun. For more information and maps visit http://www.geocities.com/boulderbattles or email boulderbattles@yahoo.com

there will only be about 5 or 6 local people max attending, so i'm not promising anything huge. of course i will be there, and then most likely:

fireman
sr5dave
lunatic
minitrucker
tod/hobbytown
kevinlongisland
and hopefully one or two of the local new guys that have shown interest.

Here's a pic of the location in Phoenix:
south mountain park:







Competition Rules:

Introduction:
The courses will be set up so beginners and advanced drivers will enjoy the event. The courses will start out easy and increase in difficulty throughout the event. As much as possible, multiple gates will be available to navigate through a stage or section, allowing all level of driver to compete and have fun. Bonus points will be awarded for navigating through more difficult sections.

The competitors score will be the sum of all points issued minus the sum of all bonus points earned throughout the entire event. Lowest total score wins. There are no limits on vehicle design. No winches allowed.

Starting Position:
Position in the starting lineup for each event is chosen randomly. All subsequent sections the first to start will be the one with the lowest score in the previous section and the second to start will be the next lowest and so on.

Reposition:
+3 Repositioning your vehicle incurs 3 penalty points. Drivers should attempt to get out of any situation their trucks have gotten into.

Gate By-Pass:
+6 You may choose to by-pass any gate at any time during your run. Drivers are encouraged to at least attempt a gate before by-passing. The maximum amount of points that can be accumulated on any gate is 6, so attempting a gate and failing to complete it will incur the same penalty as by-passing without attempting. But, if a gate is attempted and cleared, bonus points will be awarded and the total score for that gate will be +4 or less, making it advantageous to attempt a gate.

Cleared Gates:
-2 to -6 Bonus points will be awarded for clearing a gate. Drivers can have negative scores. Clearing a gate is defined as having all four tires past the imaginary line created by the gate markers.

Reverse:
0 There are no penalties for reverse, I encourage drivers to analyze obstacles and set up along the best line.

Gate Marker:
+1 One penalty point for a gate marker offense. This includes any contact with the gate marker, or driving over the gate marker (straddling). A straddle is defined as having the vehicleís tire touch the ground, rock, or tree outside of the gate. Also, you can not touch a gate marker from a gate you've already passed through.

Rollover:
+1 Any rollover incurs penalty points, whether the vehicle lands on itís wheels or not. This is to encourage driving the obstacle carefully. The truck can be repositioned at the point of the rollover or anywhere behind that point. If a truck rolls over, only a rollover penalty will be assessed, even if the truck hits a gate marker or goes out of a boundary line.

Stage times:
Each stage will consist of approximately 5 gates. Each stage will have a maximum time limit, approximately 10 minutes. At which time the driver exceeds this limit, the driver will receive +1 penalty point per minute.

DNF (Did Not Finish):
At anytime during a section you may elect to withdraw from that section. At that time you will receive a score equal to the highest individual score received on that section plus 1 additional penalty point.

Vehicle Breakage:
There are no penalties for vehicle breakage. The vehicle can be fixed in place if itís a minor problem. For major problems, the competitor will be allowed to remove the vehicle from the course for repairs. They will restart in the position and location where they broke.
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Old 07-23-2004, 10:18 AM   #2
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PinchFlat and myself will do everything we can to make it. That site looks perfect for a some killer crawling.

Keep us posted.

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Old 07-23-2004, 11:32 AM   #3
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Sweet. I will be at both Hopefully my truck will be rebuilt by then!!!
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Old 07-23-2004, 11:33 PM   #4
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sr5dave, didn't i tell you, your putting on the second one!

just kidding. i'll be up there soon to do some crawling. we can scope out some spots. should be fun.
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Old 07-24-2004, 01:02 AM   #5
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sr5dave, didn't i tell you, your putting on the second one!

just kidding. i'll be up there soon to do some crawling. we can scope out some spots. should be fun.
I figured that was assumed! Dude, I've got plenty of space, and there is an AWESOME brewery in town, I have had the best beer EVER tonight. Beaver Street Brewery has the best Oatmeal Stout!!! I brought home a half gallon... If I werent full cause its so thick, I'd be far more wasted than I am now

I'm just regretting its so far off ;)

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Old 07-24-2004, 08:57 PM   #6
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maybe we can put on a "new" type of competition:

Intoxicated Rumble on the Rocks #1, Flagstaff!!!!!!!!

what do you think?
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maybe we can put on a "new" type of competition:

Intoxicated Rumble on the Rocks #1, Flagstaff!!!!!!!!

what do you think?
I break SOOO many things on my RC when I try to drive it intoxicated! Last time I ran it into my pool table and smashed a tube and knuckle So I've stopped doing that now.

Although the spot is a very short distance away from my place, it would be possible ;) My only regret is these aren't sooner! Maybe the first will be popular enough we can have em more often
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I break SOOO many things on my RC when I try to drive it intoxicated! Last time I ran it into my pool table and smashed a tube and knuckle So I've stopped doing that now.

i guess this is why we shouldn't drive real cars while were intoxicated!
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Old 07-25-2004, 02:03 AM   #9
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I break SOOO many things on my RC when I try to drive it intoxicated! Last time I ran it into my pool table and smashed a tube and knuckle So I've stopped doing that now.

i guess this is why we shouldn't drive real cars while were intoxicated!
NEVER a good idea! I can get into a lot of trouble with a little 1:10 scale truck, it frightens me to think what can be done with a 1:1 truck. AZ seems to be far more strict on DD than CA, which is a nice change.

Its nice having a loving GF to drive me around!

Think you'll get up here any sooner than next year Kev?
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Old 07-28-2004, 12:28 AM   #10
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also posted on clodtalk:

http://www.clodtalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=43838#43838
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Old 07-28-2004, 04:51 PM   #11
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I am talking to my wife about flying out there for a long weekend.
If things werk out I will be there but as of right now I will plan on coming.
Keep us updated if there are any changes cuz I will be buying tickets before too long here.

It looks like you got some good rocks.
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Old 07-28-2004, 08:33 PM   #12
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i don't think there will be any reason to change the date. even if something really important happens and i can't make it, there are 2 other guys here that can put on the comp.
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**Update** In respect to the event location, this event will be held like full size rock crawling events. The exact location will be withheld until just before the event and the location will not be crawled or practiced on by anyone, including myself and as best as I can control, locals. ****
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Old 07-31-2004, 09:55 AM   #14
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You guys have some fantastic rocks out there in Arizona. I am trying to find something similiar in the canyons of New Mexico near my home. I hope to get my rig finished soon and learn how to drive it.

I rode motorcycle trials for 30 years and some of those rocks look good enough for a trials competition let alone an R/C crawler event.
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Looks like my rig will be done!

Hey Kev, who runs that site?
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Old 09-17-2004, 12:54 AM   #16
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whats up dave. did you catch uroc on espn2 today? pretty cool but too much talking.

so, your rig is done, are you going to try and make moab?

this site: http://members.cox.net/rockcrawling/ that's me. i stole the web from a budy, i liked the colors and layout. i'm not that good at webs, so that's why the site is not so nice.
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whats up dave. did you catch uroc on espn2 today? pretty cool but too much talking.

so, your rig is done, are you going to try and make moab?

this site: http://members.cox.net/rockcrawling/ that's me. i stole the web from a budy, i liked the colors and layout. i'm not that good at webs, so that's why the site is not so nice.
I still don't have cable, but between that and Football I just might have to get it!

The site actually isn't bad, the code is hard to look at, but it was made with a visual editor, so thats expected. I've started making pages for a living now so if you need anything, let me know
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I will be at the May event, that looks killer.
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Old 10-19-2004, 10:47 PM   #19
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the event is back on but as a get together/fun crawl. details here:

http://rccrawler.com/postp29391.html#29391

there will only be about 3 or 4 local people max attending, so i'm not promising anything huge.
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