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Old 07-27-2015, 06:13 AM   #1011
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Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

Really disappointed by those finals. The pegboard is just kinda dumb, and to showcase the Games to the world and then show "The fittest women on Earth" basically staring at a wall for 6 minutes was a letdown. And rowing/airdyne is not spectator friendly.

What is the point of having an alternate on your team if they can't step in when an athlete goes down? I'm sure they'd be worried teams would sub people in and out to work strengths but that could be easily solved. Only let someone sub in if a doctor rules a teammate can't medically continue and they're not allowed to sub back in later, they're done.
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:23 AM   #1012
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Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

Would you rather have a final event that is just another event, and the athletes slug it out more or less in the same ranking, or...

an event that exposes weaknesses that blows away some athletes while a few figure it out and get a huge advantage.

I can see pros and cons either way, but that's what the pegboard did.
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:28 AM   #1013
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I hear ya. I had the same concerns about athlete injuries and risk to those nearby when the speed snatch ladder was announced.

However, the speed clean ladder raised the same concerns in my mind without major mishap last year.

It should be interesting to see if the snatch event can run smoothly and safely.
No major injuries during the snatch speed ladder this year. Neal Maddox dropped a barbell on his head, laid down for about a minute, walked it off, and then completed a good rep. Otherwise, I didn't see any catastrophe (though I didn't watch every heat). Did anyone else see problems on the snatch speed ladder?
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:28 AM   #1014
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I was thinking this as I was watching, how horrible would it be to think you won and then be told sorry the score board was wrong.
This ^^

It seemed like the scoreboard was wrong half the weekend. People dropping points and picking them up, it was very confusing from my viewpoint. I'm extremely glad that Ben Smith won and I am a huge Rich Froning fan so that was story book for me. But relying on the "announcers" or the scoreboard was a crapshoot. Definitely need to work on that.
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:35 AM   #1015
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Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

(The message board is doing some screwy stuff. People are responding to other messages before they are posted, and this message was a repeat of message #1012, despite being submitted only once.)
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:39 AM   #1016
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Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

Did you notice the scoring spread was different this year?

Instead of 100, 95, 90, etc. (five point spread), it was 100, 94, 88, 84, 80, etc. (six point spread for first three finishers, then four point spread for 4-10th place, then two point spread for everyone else).

Maybe this explains scoring errors through the weekend?
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:56 AM   #1017
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Each year the competitors get better and better. We are still quite far away from the very best potential athletes competing. We have 'semi' pro rugby players and college this and college that. Basically a ton of great athletes who weren't quite good enough to go pro in other sports

The year that a 17 year old athletic phenom consciously chooses a career in crossfit over a career in the NFL/NBA/track and frield etc etc is when the winner of the crossfit games really can come close to be called fittest on earth.
Brooke Wells passed on a college track scholarship to focus on CrossFit. Your idea is on the horizon...

http://games.crossfit.com/article/top-priority (wfs)
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:11 AM   #1018
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Saturday final:

TRIANGLE COUPLET

15-10-6 reps for time of:
Thrusters (165 / 115 lb.)
Bar muscle-ups

Time cap: 10 minutes


What does that have to do with "triangle"?
Rory articulated this in between heats. The rep scheme is how you "stack" a triangle. Picture billiard balls in the rack, starting from the top down:

First three rows, 1 + 2 + 3 = 6
Next row is four balls = 10
Next rows is five balls = 15
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:15 AM   #1019
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Well, I'm glad I didn't have any money on the games this year. 0/6 predictions came true. (0/9 if you count the teams). Super happy to see Ben take the games though. It's been a long time coming.
Armchair CrossFitters unite!

I went back and scored those of us who gave predictions. I gave one point for each correct athlete in the top three. I gave five points for correct placement of each athlete (though none of us guessed correct placement for any athlete).

3 points
Mario Beltran (Guessed Fraser, Smith and Sara Sigmundsdottir)
Jayme Gruber (Guessed Fraser, Smith and Sigmundsdottir)

2 points
Jon Campbell
Michael Cook
Ludovic Deguy
Troy Kennedy

1 point
Jason Fischer
Chris Morris
Miles Roberts

Nobody guessed Tia-Clair Toomey. Who would guess a rookie? In CrossFit competition, we've got to give them some more credit.

The Europeans are doing well this year in competition.
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:31 AM   #1020
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No major injuries during the snatch speed ladder this year. Neal Maddox dropped a barbell on his head, laid down for about a minute, walked it off, and then completed a good rep. Otherwise, I didn't see any catastrophe (though I didn't watch every heat). Did anyone else see problems on the snatch speed ladder?
Did you mean Elija Muhammad (sp)? If you did mean Maddox then that means this actually happened twice
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