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    The Oklahoma boys won TAF in their new TFJ setup @ World finals. Way to go Flying Dutchman crew.

    What a bunch of Pirates.
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    Probably because all the flats wrecked.

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    Part of winning is finishing the race! Great job to the Pirates!!!!
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    Congrats to them. They deserved that.
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    win is a win, great job.
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    they did a great job and didn't beat themselves. water was tough this weekend. haven't seen it this bad in awhile...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bp298 View Post
    they did a great job and didn't beat themselves. water was tough this weekend. haven't seen it this bad in awhile...
    I have know idea what bad "water" at Firebird means - but Wedik mentioned something about shitty clocks this morning? Any info?

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    Clocks were fine. Water was rough for firebird. Wind from multiple directions during the weekend.

    Overall it was a great race weekend. Lots of upsets. A few unfortunate crashes. But I haven't had this much fun at a race in years. The new scoop on my boat this morning was epic!!

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    Congratulations to the winner, but being a little old school, I didn't favor and still don't favor running fuel jets in the Alcohol flat class.

    It seems odd running fuel jets in a class designated for flats and reducing the race from 1/4 mile to 1000 feet, both of which favor jets.
    I don't mean any disrespect for fuel jets, as I used to enjoy the heck out of watching them when they had their own class.
    Recently there has only been two viable classes that were still required to meet specifications and run the best you can. Those were the flats and fuel boats.
    The alcohol hydros have dwindled to point of there aren't enough to make a class far to often.
    Now even the flat class isn't a pure class.

    To bad.

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    Any info on the other crashes? Hope everybody made it through unscathed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsplace View Post
    Congratulations to the winner, but being a little old school, I didn't favor and still don't favor running fuel jets in the Alcohol flat class.

    It seems odd running fuel jets in a class designated for flats and reducing the race from 1/4 mile to 1000 feet, both of which favor jets.
    I don't mean any disrespect for fuel jets, as I used to enjoy the heck out of watching them when they had their own class.
    Recently there has only been two viable classes that were still required to meet specifications and run the best you can. Those were the flats and fuel boats.
    The alcohol hydros have dwindled to point of there aren't enough to make a class far to often.
    Now even the flat class isn't a pure class.

    To bad.
    TFJ's have been runnng with the TAF's for years in the SDBA.Change to !000 ft has nothing to due with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsplace View Post
    Congratulations to the winner, but being a little old school, I didn't favor and still don't favor running fuel jets in the Alcohol flat class.

    It seems odd running fuel jets in a class designated for flats and reducing the race from 1/4 mile to 1000 feet, both of which favor jets.
    I don't mean any disrespect for fuel jets, as I used to enjoy the heck out of watching them when they had their own class.
    Recently there has only been two viable classes that were still required to meet specifications and run the best you can. Those were the flats and fuel boats.
    The alcohol hydros have dwindled to point of there aren't enough to make a class far to often.
    Now even the flat class isn't a pure class.

    To bad.
    "old school" has nothing to do with complete ignorance. and just so you're not completely ignorant.. none of the boats running the "tfj" class are running any "fuel". they are all exclusively running alcohol. using the same or similar engines as the TAF's, with the same cubic inch constraints. since there is no TAJ class, by rule they are allowed to run in the "higher" class. in essence, "heads up".

    second, there were at least 2 flats that broke to the point they remained in their trailers on sunday. 3 more crashed. we're not talking about "newbys going for licenses in brand new boats". these are all boats that have made dozens if not hundreds of laps over the years. it wasn't "wind" related.

    going to 1000' was a safety issue long before any tfj's came back out. go see if you can find an experienced taf driver that pine's away for the old 1/4 mile. good luck finding somebody.

    if you cannot grasp today's reality compared to 25-30 years ago, that is too bad.

    btw, there were 8 tah's at the finals. and it sounds like more on the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bp298 View Post
    "old school" has nothing to do with complete ignorance. and just so you're not completely ignorant.. none of the boats running the "tfj" class are running any "fuel". they are all exclusively running alcohol. using the same or similar engines as the TAF's, with the same cubic inch constraints. since there is no TAJ class, by rule they are allowed to run in the "higher" class. in essence, "heads up".

    second, there were at least 2 flats that broke to the point they remained in their trailers on sunday. 3 more crashed. we're not talking about "newbys going for licenses in brand new boats". these are all boats that have made dozens if not hundreds of laps over the years. it wasn't "wind" related.

    going to 1000' was a safety issue long before any tfj's came back out. go see if you can find an experienced taf driver that pine's away for the old 1/4 mile. good luck finding somebody.

    if you cannot grasp today's reality compared to 25-30 years ago, that is too bad.

    btw, there were 8 tah's at the finals. and it sounds like more on the way.




    It seems that others aren't allowed opinions in your world.

    What you said is pretty well known, do you think you're some kind of expert and everyone else is stupid?
    I was not aware that TFJ boats were running in the flat class 25 or 30 years ago. How time flies.
    Of course there were a number of TAH at the finials, but over the years the TAH class has declined dramatically from what there were at most races, in case you hadn't noticed.

    My point was and still is, that I am disappointed to see the flat class being a catch-all class for other types of boats.
    Heads up racing has declined to the point of becoming almost nonexistent in some organizations, in case you haven't noticed.

    For some reason you always seem to have to prove your more knowledgeable and smarter than everyone else. Guess what, I don't think so.
    Because you don't know me, I'll excuse you making ignorant comments, but being arrogant and ignorant is inexcusable.

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    Congrats to the Flying Dutchman crew for winning the TAF class - they did what they needed to do and went rounds. Unfortunately, the way the weekend went for the class as a whole, there's a few QE boats I know of that if turned up could have won the class. It's never cool to see a 6.29 @ 110 win the final round of TAF at the World Finals - I don't care if it's a jet or a flat. And yes, I know he dumped it early when Hart wasn't there in the other lane, just sayin' it was a disappointing weekend for TAF when Tony, Bausher and Ball were all sitting on the trailer during the final..........

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