Cobra Kai Derby Coach

You can't bend the rules unless you know the rules.
One of the first things I noticed when I started reading non-WFTDA derby rules was the relative size of each. So I decide to count. This wasn’t as easy as you’d think. The three rulesets aren’t numbered the same way, and MADE isn’t numbered at all. Generally speaking, this is an approximate count of the number of separate concepts within each document that relate to gameplay. It includes definitions of words, but excludes some sections that deal with the details of track construction because that isn’t covered in all three documents. It has nothing to do with quality or completeness. I’m still working on my overall comparison of the three rulesets. So far I really like the elegance of how the MADE rules are written. Comparing MADE to WFTDA illustrates one of the foundational ideas of CKDC: When you try to be too specific you end up creating more problems than you solve, and you can’t revise your way out of that hole by being even more specific than you were last time.
In terms of strategic differences, I like that in non-WFTDA derby Pivots have a purpose and the differences in who can call off a jam and when they can do it. That’s all you get for now. I don’t want to get ahead of myself and say too much before I have the full comparison written up.

One of the first things I noticed when I started reading non-WFTDA derby rules was the relative size of each.

So I decide to count. This wasn’t as easy as you’d think. The three rulesets aren’t numbered the same way, and MADE isn’t numbered at all.

Generally speaking, this is an approximate count of the number of separate concepts within each document that relate to gameplay. It includes definitions of words, but excludes some sections that deal with the details of track construction because that isn’t covered in all three documents.

It has nothing to do with quality or completeness.

I’m still working on my overall comparison of the three rulesets. So far I really like the elegance of how the MADE rules are written. Comparing MADE to WFTDA illustrates one of the foundational ideas of CKDC: When you try to be too specific you end up creating more problems than you solve, and you can’t revise your way out of that hole by being even more specific than you were last time.

In terms of strategic differences, I like that in non-WFTDA derby Pivots have a purpose and the differences in who can call off a jam and when they can do it.

That’s all you get for now. I don’t want to get ahead of myself and say too much before I have the full comparison written up.

Tumblr is boring as hell during Rollercon.

cobrakaiderbycoach:

fuckyeahrollerderbyzebra:

cobrakaiderbycoach:

See above ^^^^^^^^^^.

I don’t disagree. Not that I’m helping, but hey. Hush.

Anyway. I think it’s time to team up and start some SHENANIGANS, snake.

Shenanigans you say? I’m all ears.*



*snakes have inside…

"It’s all good. I don’t discriminate against those folks with innies instead of outties.

And I haven’t forgotten this message. I just, spent all night thinking of something we could do for derby shenanigans, and welp…

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Do you have any ideas? This is my first weekend since the beginning of May that I’m not completely swamped with bouts on both days or a tournament/multi-game event. I don’t know what to do with myself.”

Thanks for the ear equality. Means a lot.

I got bored, so I went to a couple of bouts.

If we were going to shenaniganize wouldn’t we want to conspire in private like?

This is a followup to my post about being able to sit anywhere you want to in the box. One thing I noted in that post was that you could, plausibly, put a line of tape down the center of the box and say that there was a separate box for each team, as a means of keeping people on their own side. And several of you said you were going to do that in future bouts just in case. Here’s the down side of doing that: If you designate two separate boxes, regardless of them being right next to each other or on opposite sides of the track, that means you have created two different points of no return. Each team’s skaters can’t go past the most-counter-clockwise edge of their own box. The other box is not relevant to them. Hopefully if you’ve started putting that stealthy line down the middle of the box you’ve told the HR about it and everyone is enforcing the two different PoNRs.

This is a followup to my post about being able to sit anywhere you want to in the box. One thing I noted in that post was that you could, plausibly, put a line of tape down the center of the box and say that there was a separate box for each team, as a means of keeping people on their own side. And several of you said you were going to do that in future bouts just in case.

Here’s the down side of doing that: If you designate two separate boxes, regardless of them being right next to each other or on opposite sides of the track, that means you have created two different points of no return. Each team’s skaters can’t go past the most-counter-clockwise edge of their own box. The other box is not relevant to them.

Hopefully if you’ve started putting that stealthy line down the middle of the box you’ve told the HR about it and everyone is enforcing the two different PoNRs.

No Skirt, No Justice | HELLARAD

fuckyeahderbybitches:

athenaddiction:

"We took the sport seriously, but we didn’t take ourselves seriously. We should remember again how to do that, before the last fun person checks out."

I train hard, I play hard…and on game day, I have fabulous makeup.

My exact feelings on the whole professionalism versus fun as fuck debate

This, this, this. A thousand times this.

Audiences want fun. And athletic close games. When you don’t give them both it makes them less likely to buy another ticket next time.

The officiating verbal cues doc actually stipulates that the word “done” should be timed exactly as time expires on the skater’s penalty.

Yes. Under ideal circumstances that’s what happens. A full box often results in non-ideal circumstances. As do inexperienced penalty box workers. Both of those can then result in an extra second or two if you have a complicated number.