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Old October 1st, 2010, 11:36 PM   #1
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Cool Cone position variations?

I just remembered!

Okay, so rather than the cones traditionally set up linear, are there any competitions or people that place them differently? As in a cross or a square per say? I think that would invent a whole lot more moves.. and the technicality of the sport will be very high.. I'm thinking in the way future this might happen but I'm also wondering if anyone has already done it?

What do you think?
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Old October 1st, 2010, 11:44 PM   #2
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I've seen that in some of the more artistic slalom videos, but I'm not aware of that ever being done in competition. It's definitely a fun thing to play with and try out ideas for.
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 12:56 PM   #3
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In our old indoor spot (it's gone now) we had markings on the floor for different set-ups. If I remember correctly we had a square and a circel... Anyway, it was fun to play on sometimes, but we didn't use it that much.
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 01:27 PM   #4
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The position of cones is regulated by the rules of the competition they are used in, just like everything else.
In slalom the most popular competitions are IFSA-derived competitions. Classic slalom, speed slalom use original IFSA positioning sometimes with some modifications, e.g. omitting the 50s track for beginners comps, etc. WSSA battle-style competitions, which did not exist in IFSA rules use the same positioning. There's a very good reason to make similar contests "compatible": if they differ a lot, the rider would need to train different approach for different rules, and that would lead that some riders would ignore some type of competition. It's already so now even though the difference is not huge today: many old-school IFSA champions ignore WSSA events, etc. Style-slalom, which is relatively young sports, is very sensitive to splitting the sporting community, because it's too small.
Of course, there're other cone positioning in non-slalom competitions. For example, in one-wheel contests you'll see rider standing on toe or heel inside a narrow square of cones.
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 05:04 PM   #5
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Cone positioning is limited to your imagination:
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 03:21 AM   #6
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Ha, I was wondering about that some time ago as well.
Like what all you can do if you'd set up your cones like this:

with the 80cm distance. And then of course as big a square as you want .
I'd think you'd end up with some pretty precise dancing things lol

Liked Infinity's link btw

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Old November 4th, 2010, 04:08 PM   #7
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if you want something rather awkward/challenging, i highly recommend what alot of the top skaters were messing around with at the World Championships 2009

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etc etc, u get the idea, rather difficult to control things enough
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