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Fan Question? Factory 1 and 2 VS Exotic Canopied boats racing?

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Old 08-02-2006, 11:36 AM
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May not be possible but it would be cool to have a spectator area to watch the boats go by and a huge projection TV with live chopper footage playing throughout the race.
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Old 08-02-2006, 12:10 PM
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Factory 1 WAS by far my favorite to watch. "Little" boats out there tearing it up with identical motors. Back 4-5 years ago when Activator and Typhoon battled it out all year was a GREAT season. I would get up early on Sunday just to watch the races all excited like a kid on Christmas Day. Now I don't even bother watching boat racing. Boring is an understatement. I know there is a lot to it behind the scenes, but the bottom line is the new format sucks.

I agree with Fevermike. I liked Factory 1 nad 2 because I could relate to it. I'd much rather watch some 28' boats running 65 mph in 4 footers than the 35' boats running 90 mph in flat water. No disrespect to the racers because they are still out there giving it their all. But, from a spectator's point of view "offshore" boat racing is dead.
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Old 08-02-2006, 12:15 PM
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the old format was much better to watch on the couch in my den!

Nah...That was just the announcing......

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Old 08-02-2006, 12:22 PM
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2 Classes - F1 / F2 ...no Big Boats Allowed.
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Do you really think that fans would go to a race site to see F-2 and F-1...without the big cats as the main draw?

The difference in fan (not racer) enthusiasm at the races I've been to....including last weekend... when the "big guns" come out is noticeable. No disrespect to the smaller guys....but 120+ cats with motors blazing.....are a lot more intriguing than watching 3 helmets bouncing off each other in a runabout at 60-80.

This is true in all boat racing where the fans watch the smaller classes (hydros, OPC, stock outboard, etc) as a warmup to the bigger, faster guys... (The "Main").

Add the safety aspect and this is a no brainer.

Brian...break down and put a canopy on the racing Jokers...at least you'll sleep nights....(been there, done that too).

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I think most racers got their start racing factory classes. I wish they would bring those classes back. A few years back when Poker runs were getting bigger, some people gave up racing to do Poker runs. They would get their adreniline fix racing on the poker run. Now there are more restrictions at the Poker runs (remember, A poker run is not a race!!")
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What powerboat racing on TV?
YEAH!!!! it's sad when speed Chanel has bobsledding and powerboat racing gets shuffled to OLN
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This is true in all boat racing where the fans watch the smaller classes (hydros, OPC, stock outboard, etc) as a warmup to the bigger, faster guys... (The "Main").
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We'd sit bored all afternoon through ALL the hydros just to watch the skiffs race. By far the most exciting racing of my childhood years and I still sit in awe as those guys race the js boats.
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YEAH!!!! it's sad when speed Chanel has bobsledding and powerboat racing gets shuffled to OLN
Poor production quality. Racing would be more interesting to watch on TV if they picked a class and followed it from flag to flag. Jumping around from class to class just produces a boring highlights show that most people either can't follow or just don't bother to watch.
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why can somebody want to go back ? safety, many accidents will turn diferent is a canopy is not in place.
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(remember, A poker run is not a race!!")
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