Fat Sebastian wrote:I am not sure how much recent discussion is addressing the original concern.
I think there has been some very valuable information come out of this discussion.
I apologize for the miscommunication. Although some discussion seems insightful, some is also hyperbolic and it remains unclear how much of it is usefully addressing the original concern. (Similar insights about rules can be gleaned from other dedicated topics
of which I suppose Stan is aware.)
knotthed wrote:Does reusing weight violate the "new work" clause? I helped a family(from work) that participated in Awana race at their church, I reccommended Tungsten and various other plans of attack. They were reluctant of tungsten due to the cost, but in the end came up with a design and plan that they could reuse it and so they did for 2 or 3 years, winning all of those years.
Another straw-man? The AWANA race is not subject to Watamalo District rules. Even if some people are willing to recycle ballast, district rules cannot be crafted under an assumption that every racer is willing to dismantle prior work.
knotthed wrote:Wanna make it super easy to reuse....use a Tungsten Canopy!
Is a tungsten canopy always more competitive than using, say, lead?
As mentioned before, regardless of the perceived economic benefits of recycling ballast, there still exists valid (non-economic) reasons for not wanting to force a child to do it.
knotthed wrote:Our track is open the day before the race for at least 3 hours and an hour before the race the next day.
... as mentioned before, it is reasonable to assume that many Watamalo units don't allow tuning on the official track and timer before the race.
knotthed wrote:No one is saying that DT is not a valuable resource
Another straw-man? (No one said that someone said that DT is not a valuable resource.)
knotthed wrote:...people in my unit were not doing what you think is so important...
I don't believe I qualified my thinking as to its importance, but merely pointed out that some DTers find the technique useful. Thus, it is not outside the realm of possibility that some within the Watamalo District may want to keep their old cars intact for reasons unrelated to economy.