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https://woosports.com/wake/ tried it this weekend both kiting and at the cable park , so far the freestyle kite version seems to be registering more tricks than the wake game , but I think it is a promising start to what could be one day a way to get rid of human judging ... what do you think ? would you like to see it for trick skiing ? cheers from an old retired tricker ...
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Back in the early-mid 1960's, when Al Tyll was the #1 tricker, that was almost the case.
Since he was putting nearly 20 tricks in his runs, judges were tongue-tied, especially in local tournaments. Al would turn in a sheet of proposed tricks, including notations. I watched one judge trying to call his run circa 1964 (when he went >4000 pts), and it turned into blub-glub-blub after 2 or 3 tricks. To further complicate things, this was the era when we still had ramp tricks. Would end up with Al needing to consult with the judges, post-runs, at their request, so they got it right.
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Nick, you are a LEGEND! I've seen a couple of my kiting friends using these as well and I was thinking the same thing. Sounds like a great idea to me!