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Old 05-17-2015, 02:32 PM   #571
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Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

I noticed Camille doing some unusal box jumps in Event 3.

She jumps with two feet and lands on the box with only one foot. I'm not sure this is within standard, but her judge let her do this type of jump several times without calling "no rep." I've never seen that fly in a CrossFit competition before.

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The games website describes the standard:
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Each rep begins with a two-footed jump. One-footed jumps and step-ups are not permitted. The athlete may jump over the box without touching it, or may land on top before jumping off to the other side. The athlete may not use their hands, and the feet must go over the box, not around it.

Each rep ends on the opposite side of the box from where it began. The next rep will begin from there and return to the first side. Stepping down from the box and single-foot landings are permitted. Men will use a 24-inch box and women will use an 18-inch box.
The standard clearly says you must leave the ground with a two-footed jump. It also clearly says that when coming down from the box, a single-foot landing is permitted. It's not clear if landing on the box with one foot is permitted, unless you interpret "single-foot landings are permitted" to include going up on the box. I'm guessing that Camille would have clarified her planned technique at the athlete briefing before the event, or with her judge before the heat.
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:06 PM   #572
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The rules specified that single-foot landings are permitted. She took off with two feet and landed with one.
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Old 05-17-2015, 05:12 PM   #573
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I'm at the South Regional. Seriously, wtf? The venue is really bad. Why did it have to change from the Freeman where EVERYONE could have a seat and watch. Now there is only space for about 2k people to sit. This was REALLY bad this year and if it's in the same venue next year I will NOT be going back I do not want to have to be stuffed like sardines to watch the action.

Also, there HAS to be a way to write a program for those treadmills like C2 has that let's you put the distance's on the big screen.
It is strange that with larger regionals they picked small venues for the South and Atlantic regionals, especially when there are other regionals like the West Regional at the Tacoma Dome that has a capacity of 20,000+.
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Old 05-17-2015, 05:46 PM   #574
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I have noticed several details this year that give safety a priority.

The demo graphics state that athletes drop the bar in front of them and step over it before finishing an event.
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As a judge, I was thrilled to see that bars need to be dropped in front.
I've seen a lot of athletes tripping over the bar - some so bad they are on hands and knees, getting up off the group. Matt Chan tripped on his first clean, and Andrea Ager on her last. There were a bunch of others too.

Amanda Goodman must have seen this happening. She stiff armed the first bounce after each drop to get over the bar faster.
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Old 05-17-2015, 05:50 PM   #575
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I'm at the South Regional. Seriously, wtf? The venue is really bad. Why did it have to change from the Freeman where EVERYONE could have a seat and watch. Now there is only space for about 2k people to sit. This was REALLY bad this year and if it's in the same venue next year I will NOT be going back I do not want to have to be stuffed like sardines to watch the action.

Also, there HAS to be a way to write a program for those treadmills like C2 has that let's you put the distance's on the big screen.
I haven't been to the DCC in a while, but it looked like it was being held in the Exhibit Hall. Was the arena not available or was the floor of it not big enough to hold the event? Didn't make a lot of sense to me to have it set up like that if it was available to use. If not they should have gone to the Allen Events Center or Will Rogers Coliseum where they have stadium seating available.
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Old 05-18-2015, 01:37 AM   #576
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For the athletes from africa, asia and latin america, does crossfit give anyone travel subsidies ?

Pretty expensive otherwise for those athletes to get to their regionals !

overall though, i like the reduced number of regionals
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What's the brand and model of the treadmills ?
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:34 AM   #578
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Then maybe they need to change the motto of the Games from "Fittest on Earth" to "Best Crossfitter on Earth".
You're looking too much into it.

CrossFit is a brand, and that is their slogan.
There is a coffee shop down the street that says they have "the worlds best coffee."
The MLB claims the winners of the World Series as "World Champions," even though they don't play anyone internationally.

If CrossFit wants to call the games winner "The fittest on earth," so be it.
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Old 05-18-2015, 06:57 AM   #579
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Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

This ^

There is definitely a disconnect between the elites and the other 98% of Crossfitters that will never reach that level. I can't do some of the advanced movements (yet) but I will be able to someday. I don't have any urge to try and compete with those guys. I prefer my hour a day and knowing that I am fitter than I was yesterday.

As per above, yes, it is their slogan. Let 'em live. I do think Rich Froning is one of the fittest in the world over a wide variety of tests, but that's my .02. Sure someone can be fitter and probably is but they didn't enter the Open so we'll never know!

As for MLB and the NFL "World Champions" always kills me. No one plays football (American) outside of the US, at least not at a high level. And whenever there is an international baseball competition the US never does well. So I agree, their "World Champions" by default.
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:04 AM   #580
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Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

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The Bad:
After attending the SouthCentral Regional last year, I was kind of on edge about it being at the Dallas convention Center in the first place. After being there, I am at a loss for words. I will not be attending next year unless I know there will be enough seating. The move to a venue maybe 1/5 the size while making the Regional's larger makes ZERO sense. From 12k to MAYBE 3k? While bringing Latin America in?

The DJ: .....seriously? Sunday if I heard one more backspin, I was going to walk over, and hit him in the farking head. I'm so happy you learned this technique that is 30 years old, and belongs NO WHERE in techno. And for the love of God, kill the techno/house. That is so 90's. People down here listen to as much rap as they do techno when they work out. How about some Rick Ross, or JayZ, or something? Who would want to cheer after being beat down by 3 days of Axle Foley as a techno song? (which I heard all 3 days) It was very sexist with the Taylor Swift, and "girl pop" songs when the Ladies went.

Food choices: Step up your game HQ. Force the venue to allow in some other local choices. Those burgers were a joke, and the "sweet potato tots" and fries both were so bad I couldn't eat them. The chicken I wouldn't have given to my dog it was so dry. At least last year we could walk a mile to the Paleo Guy food tent that was off site. I know the contracts are hard in cases like this, but SOMETHING has to be done, it's just not going to be able to move forward without this key part.

Parking: $15 a day, if you were lucky. That lot was full Sunday because of other events going on in the venue. $20 a day is a LOT to tack on when you're already paying so much to get in.

The GOOD:

Vendor Village: I felt this was done pretty well. RBK had a good tent, but needed more than 100 of the new Nano's, and more than 2 size 12's in Men's. Enjoyed seeing the new Games Gear. Speaking of the new Nano, whoa, nice job. As someone who bought athletic training shoes for a brick and mortar store with 200 stores, nice job, and priced very well. Well done.

The workouts were pretty good. HQ know's how to put on a show now, and the workouts showed it. Good job, and a good finish too it. I think you need some more of those kinds of workouts through the weekend though. No one wants to watch teams, unless they are a part of one of the gyms. Break it up so that teams swap with men's/women's throughout the day. That will also give a longer break for the athlete's.

Overall you can see how much planning has gone into this whole event and it's a work of art. Sure there are always going to be some things to hammer out to make it better, but overall I am very impressed by the logistical and operational side. Even down to the pads on the rig uprights for the muscle ups was thought of. Well done Rogue and HQ.

Other interesting notes:

The number of Nike's I saw on both athletes and fans. Wow. RBK has their work cut out for them. Seems like people were ready for Nike to hit this market. I will say that the new Nano's look and feel pretty good. Wish I could have snagged a pair, but again, needed more than 2 size 12's.

All these healthy people were sure willing to give up that life for those horrible hamburgers.
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