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Old 04-10-2003, 11:55 AM
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What are the differences between APBA and SBI? Which one is better from a racers point of view and a fan? It seems from all the press that the APBA gets that its more popular. Thoughts?
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Old 04-10-2003, 12:06 PM
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thats what i was thinking
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Old 04-10-2003, 12:45 PM
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From a fan's perspective, I would say that there is not a big difference except APBA races tend to have more boats.
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Here it goes!!!!!!!!!!! I like to watch 'ANY BOATS' race !!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-10-2003, 12:53 PM
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Wait. Lemme get some popcorn!
I've been going to both as a fan for several years now and like both groups. As long as it's Offshore Racing, I'll be there. APBA has more boats, but for me it's about sites that are convenient to me or have some attraction (like Key West).
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From a manufacturing point of view, SBI is better.

From a fan prospective they both need some announcing to allow the fans a clue who is leading and so on.

The press is always biased, ask the iraqi info minister.

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Put the popcorn down and make a statement.

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In spite of T2X's comments, I've been following Offshore Racing for 27 years, and have to say at least APBA has brought back "racing". The factory series boats are very evenly matched and on any given day, any boat could win. Last year in Cape Cod, there was at least five different lead changes in F1.
APBA has made the courses shorter to appeal to the spectator, unlike the "olden" days when the boats would head out the inlet, and you would see them once or twice during the race. Another fact is nowadays, most of the boats finish the races, unlike the olden days where a 2/3 of the fleet DNF (did not finish) More boats racing appeals to the spectator. At least today there is "competition' and "racing" as opposed to a "marathon".
Do you think Nascar would be as successful if the same team were to win every weekend? APBA has brought back legitimate competition. Although it may not appeal to everyone, and is not the olden days with 150 mile offshore races, the short courses have been great for the spectator.
I can only remember one year when Offshore racing was on "Wide World of Sports" this past year, every Saturday morning I can catch a race on 'Speedvision'.
I think "the older one gets, the better it was".
I definately prefer the Racing today, compared to yesterday.
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Old 04-10-2003, 01:53 PM
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May be part of this new regime? Or, because I raced back in the 90's I will be considered as having pre-conceived notions that do not mix well with the current business model and will therefore be a detriment to ASBI?

Your post has got to be one of the FUNNIEST things I have ever read!
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