Cobra Kai Derby Coach

You can't bend the rules unless you know the rules.

WFTDA’s rules “are trying to describe a game they don’t fully understand.”

Windyman’s presentation from Rollercon 2013 on the history, evolution and game theory of derby from the 1930’s to the present should be required viewing for everyone who plays any form of derby. It’s worth your time just for the history lesson alone.

It starts kind of slow, but stick with it. It gets rolling about 10 minutes in.

By the end I wanted to kiss him. Because the conclusion he reaches at the end made clear a basic flaw in the structure of WFTDA derby that I’ve been trying to figure out how to articulate for over a year.

There are ways to structure the sport so that a pack forms naturally because it’s the best strategy for both teams, rather than artificially mandating one. Not to mention giving pivots a purpose, making starts fair, making call offs make sense and making the game more fun to watch, which will make it more financially viable. 

When your basic premise is flawed you can’t fix it by piling on more rules that don’t address the real source of the problem. Which is WFTDA’s philosophy.

http://youtu.be/7rvbheW0d7U

It’s an hour and fifteen minutes long, but it’s absolutely worth your time. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

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    Really worth the watch
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    Better watch this…
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    Some light video watching
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