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no end in sight
Posted By: mark daniel
Date: Thursday, 18 May 2006, at 10:30 a.m.
I think, for what it is worth, that the recent (and not so recent) arguments on ref'ing come down to this: I have been teased (or worse) for being to strict and stern in this sport for 24 years, but....
1)If a ref is vigorously LOOKING TO FIND FAULT he/she will be able to do so. Why on Earth would anyone do so???
2) If a ref was watching SO CLOSE that, from their seat, they could tell that minute vibrations at the end of a bar, during the ascent, were breaking a perfect horizontal plane by tiny degrees, then what were they UNABLE TO SEE at that time?
3) This seems to me to be heading were the IPF meets have been before- a ref looking for ANY reason to get to show that they could find fault with a lift. That would be a miserable world indeed.
If we are comrades, shouldn't we be concerned about SAFETY and FAIR PLAY?
Small wiggles and internal knee angles just don't qualify, to me.
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