Sport Kite Rule Book 93 edition

Sport Kite Rule Book 93 edition

Post by Simo Salan » Fri, 26 Mar 1993 17:12:51


AKA/STACK Sport Kite Rule Book, 93 edition, should
be ready and printed in a couple of weeks. AKA is
taking care of the printing.

Could someone of "our" AKA spokesmen (Steve, Darring
Marty) contact Corky Chewning and ask if the distribution of
the rule book in electronic form would be allowed and
technically possible?

It's probably too large to post to newsgroup, but
mailing to persons having interest in it, should be
OK. (I am interested in:-)

According to the preliminary info, I have, the main change
from 92 Rule Book concerns the Ballet competition, where
the score  is now made of only two parts: execution and
coreography, each counting 50% of the total.

Smooth Winds
Simo Salanne

P.S. If the archive site on Hawaii comes true, the rule
     book should be placed there.

 
 
 

Sport Kite Rule Book 93 edition

Post by Gary Schmi » Mon, 29 Mar 1993 20:28:33

Quote:

>AKA/STACK Sport Kite Rule Book, 93 edition, should
>be ready and printed in a couple of weeks. AKA is
>taking care of the printing.

>Could someone of "our" AKA spokesmen (Steve, Darring
>Marty) contact Corky Chewning and ask if the distribution of
>the rule book in electronic form would be allowed and
>technically possible?

This is a very good idea, the AKA are good in that the allow everyone
to get hold of a copy of the bible, but they are a tad, shall we say,
snail-like in delivering it to those who live outside the U.S.A.  As I am
currently involved in trying to establish a National Kiting body up here in
Oz, as well as judging and competing (badly) in the various events we hold,
speedy access to what should probably be considered the basic rules for
competitive kiting throughout the world would be a boon.

   Clear Skies,
      Gary
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Sport Kite Rule Book 93 edition

Post by Marty Sasa » Wed, 31 Mar 1993 02:41:29

Quote:

>Could someone of "our" AKA spokesmen (Steve, Darring
>Marty) contact Corky Chewning and ask if the distribution of
>the rule book in electronic form would be allowed and
>technically possible?

I'm in charge of the "electronic opportunities" committee. Electronic
publishing  of the various AKA publications is something that is being
worked through. The AKA does make money from publications so the
impact of making publications available basically for free has to be
considered.

One idea along these lines is for the AKA to set up a BBS of some sort
that people could log into to retrieve information and do other BBS
sorts of things. The AKA could charge for such access to help recover
equipment and operating expenses of the BBS as well as income that
would have come from publications.

Quote:
>According to the preliminary info, I have, the main change
>from 92 Rule Book concerns the Ballet competition, where
>the score  is now made of only two parts: execution and
>coreography, each counting 50% of the total.

From memory (I was on on the rule book committee, although I didn't
really contribute much to the books content):

        - Ballet - a change has been made to de-emphasize content and
          to emphasize choreography. The maximum time for individual
          ballet has been changed from 5 minutes to 4 minutes.

        - A new type of precision has been created. Currently two to
          five compulsory figures are flown along with a freestyle
          portion. The new precision is much like the technical
          program in skating; a set of three predetermined figures are
          to be set into a routine. These figures are to be flown as
          drawn, and will be judged individually. The transition from
          one figure to another, and anything else that the flyer
          places into a routine, is also judged.

          An event can use either the new style or the older style of
          precision contest.

        - New compulsory figures have been added, and some of the old
          ones have been made more difficult.

        - A new (experimental) event has been created, called
          "freestyle". The intent of freestyle is to replace
          innovative, although there is no reason that the two won't
          continue into the future.

          Freestyle is what the old innovative used to be, with an
          emphasis on entertainment. The perceived problem with
          innovative is that scoring is heavily weighted towards
          innovation, and in order to win you have to have lots of
          toys and tricks. Freestyle doesn't score on innovation only
          on entertainment value.

        - There used to be a restriction that if an individual flew in
          a team ballet event, that they couldn't fly in a pairs event
          as well. This restriction has been lifted.

        - Event organizers have to let competitors know about small
          fields ahead of time.

        - The sections on field setup, jobs during an event, and
          general event guidelines has been expanded.

That's all I remember. I'm sure that there is more...
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Marty Sasaki            Harvard University           Sasaki Kite Fabrications

617-496-4320            10 Ware Street               Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
                        Cambridge, MA 02138-4002     phone/fax: 617-522-8546

 
 
 

Sport Kite Rule Book 93 edition

Post by Darrin Skinn » Wed, 31 Mar 1993 09:43:27

-] Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1993 17:41:29 GMT

-] Organization: Harvard University


-] Subject: Re: Sport Kite Rule Book 93 edition
-] Content-Length: 3630
-]
-]
-] >From memory (I was on on the rule book committee, although I didn't
-] really contribute much to the books content):
-]
-]      - A new type of precision has been created. Currently two to
-]        five compulsory figures are flown along with a freestyle
-]        portion. The new precision is much like the technical
-]        program in skating; a set of three predetermined figures are
-]        to be set into a routine. These figures are to be flown as
-]        drawn, and will be judged individually. The transition from
-]        one figure to another, and anything else that the flyer
-]        places into a routine, is also judged.
-]
-]        An event can use either the new style or the older style of
-]        precision contest.
-]
-] --
-] Marty Sasaki            Harvard University           Sasaki Kite Fabrications
-]

Hey Marty,

Does this (new precision stuff) apply to teams as well as individuals?

Darrin

 
 
 

Sport Kite Rule Book 93 edition

Post by Marty Sasa » Wed, 31 Mar 1993 10:15:20


Quote:

>-]  - A new type of precision has been created...
>-]    ... The new precision is much like the technical
>-]    program in skating; a set of three predetermined figures are
>-]    to be set into a routine...

>Does this (new precision stuff) apply to teams as well as individuals?

This only applies to individual, at least that's what I recall. I
think it would be fun for teams to fly the same thing, but I didn't
get my comments to Corky Chewning in time...
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Marty Sasaki            Harvard University           Sasaki Kite Fabrications

617-496-4320            10 Ware Street               Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
                        Cambridge, MA 02138-4002     phone/fax: 617-522-8546

--
Marty Sasaki            Harvard University           Sasaki Kite Fabrications

617-496-4320            10 Ware Street               Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
                        Cambridge, MA 02138-4002     phone/fax: 617-522-8546