Re: UK Trick Competition

Subject Re: UK Trick Competition
From (Andy Wardley)
Date Mon, 18 May 1998 15:47:09 GMT
Newsgroups rec.kites
Speedy wrote:
> They fly against each other. Red fly 30 sec. (music provided by DJ, 
> mostly fast (Prodigy or so)) Yellow fly 30 sec.

[ 3 x 30 second slots each - best flier goes forward ]

This sounds much more like it. As I see it, this format has much going for it:

I can also see a few ways in which the format might be improved. Here are some thoughts and ramblings for starters:

There's more, but I haven't thought of it yet.

A large part of me is saying "Don't worry about all these details!" I think that a looser, less formal competition format may be the way to go, but it doesn't hurt to explore these avenues and see what we can improve along the way.

One more thought: I have access to hundreds of CD's that contain music tracks of every kind imaginable for use as jingles, etc. Nearly every track that you'll find on such collections will have a 30 second "jingle" version. These would be ideal for such competition: they're the right length, available in practically every music style (although "cheesey" seems to be most popular), they're predictable (i.e. once you've heard the first few bars, you can guess what's coming next) and more importantly, the fliers are unlikely to have heard them before removing any advantage that prior knowledge of the music would confer.


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