Originally Posted by dakine
How bad did Ted beat AJ?
The results are on Nastar.com.
Looks like they ran 6 pacesetting races. AJ's handicaps were all over the place.
Race 1: Y: 3.67 G: 0.64
Race 2: Y: 7.27 No Green HC
Race 3: Y: 1.26 No Green HC
Race 4: Y: 0.01 (AJ beat Ted on this course. AJ's time: 25.39; Ted's time 25.49) G: 3.03
Race 5: Y: 3.09 G: 1.54
Race 6: Y: 2.70 G 8.54
I wasn't there, but I'm guessing the six courses had different lengths, difficulty and/or steepness.
Which goes a long way in explaining why I personally don't bother with NASTAR much. Your results can be all over the place depending on the ski area and who the local pacesetters are. If they really want this handicap stuff to work, they need to include some adjustment for course/trail difficulty. That is also assuming that the local pacesetters are racing their HC obtained at time trials (many are faster than their time trial HC, a few are slower), and they are racing to the best of their ability each day (some do, some don't, and I swear, some just make up a time!). Too much variability for me, I'll take my USSA Masters results as an indication how I was racing on any given day over any NASTAR derived results. I've actually seen NASTAR races where the par time was so out of wack, that you could not even come close to it if you went straight down the hill from the start into the finish. I mean straight, no turns, in a downhill tuck, the absolute fastest way from point A to point B.
Edited by CaptainKirk - 4/6/14 at 6:29pm