Just got back from MaryHill rats DH in WA State. Been talking with people on UpHill Esk8 racing at these events. How do we take a diverse group of builds and riders, and give them an equal shot at podium with boards making different speeds on the hill. Here is what we came up with.
- Every entry runs a lone qualifying heat to establish a qualifying time on the hill.
- Main event start is staggered by slowest time leaving first. Next riders in line would then start from their qualifying time differences from the first riders start time. Quickest time up the hill would be last out of the gate corresponding to their qualifying time split from the slowest time that left first.
- any rider that podiums and goes quicker than their qualifying time by more than 5 seconds is disqualified from the competition. (Aka eliminating sandbagging)
We have the Backside Brawl in May in SoCal to test this format. I would like to cordially invite all boards with all skill levels of riders to attend. Everyone who enters has a shot at podium. No guts no glory.