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Thread: Buckyball Racing Club presents: Falling With Style : An SRV base-jumping festival (19-27 May 3304)

  1. #286
    Just wanted to chime in that this was enormous fun and really pushed my limits. I didn't think I would be able to post a sub-7 time when I first got to the mountain, and now I think that I could've gone even faster.

    Count me in on the next BRC SRV event!

  2. #287
    Thanks to Alec for hosting a truly fun and exciting event. The live cheese run was great. I feel I've learned a lot about making the SRV fly more and bounce less.

    Congratulations to the winners. Well deserved indeed.

    Even though I was lucky enough to end up right at Smith Base in around 5 minutes a couple of times, I was never able to stop there. Give enough tries, I would eventually have been able to replace blind luck with a modicum of skill, but the weekend was reserved for RL stuff.

    Fly fast, CMDRs. 07

  3. #288
    My closing congratulations to the winners (the usual suspects high up there) and really everyone who made the board, me included (congrats Aken, you're the cat's pajamas, best thing since sliced bread!).

    Some special mentions to all the new participants for their first time in a Buckyball event, and one of the wackiest nontheless. Fellow Planetary Circumnavigation Club members, Speedbowl crazies , a slow-paced but relentless Capitan AceRimmer and all the new faces altoghether. Speaking of which, Cmdr Toberious: you managed to arrive 9 seconds shy of Cookiehole at your first Buckyball foray. Trust me, it's quite something.

    Alec, your SRV races are top-notch as usual, can't wait for next one! (no actually not, I can wait, need some time to restock on iron and nickel first)

    Given I had some pretty bad days the last weeks I wasn't sure I could have been able to take part in this, I'm very glad I could in the end even if with very limited time (and even tumbling down the mountain chasing for cheese, whoo-hoo!).

    Until next time. o7

  4. #289
    A final request.

    If you've enjoyed this event and fancy hosting a Buckyball Race of your own then please post your ideas and/or willingness to do so in our general forum thread over here.

    https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showth...ll-Racing-Club

    If you've taken part in this race then you're now a member of the Buckyball Racing Club and are definitely entitled to do so!

    We have races lined up for both June and July (see http://www.buckyballracing.org.uk/) but are always on the lookout for more race ideas and/or hosts for the future.

    These don't have to be SRV races (in fact in general we'd prefer that most aren't since, although brilliant fun, these exclude non-Horizons players and are slightly outside of the original remit of the BRC) and they don't have to be complicated or long (in fact, personally, I prefer simple).

    You can get a pretty good idea of the sort of things we've done in the past from some of the race descriptions I've written over here:

    https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showth...ll-discography

    Basically you need a concept, a bit of background text for the race (not essential but always fun to set the scene), some kind of race banner (we can help with that if necessary) and the ability and willingness to check people's submissions and record scores on a semi-daily basis during the race (not as onerous as it sounds unless you come up with an incredibly complex race which requires dozens of screenshots or hours of video as evidence).


  5. #290
    I made a few attempts at this, and I have to say, it was bloody frustrating but also bloody fun too!

    Here's to the next one!

  6. #291
    Excellent race Alec. Although busy stuff in real-life has kept me out of the game for most of the event, I did make it to 'Mount Smith' late on the final evening. I gave it a couple of goes - the first attempt was very quickly aborted as I slipped to the left almost immediately and couldn't recover, the second was a much better attempt until an ill-judged 'bounce' about 10km from Smith Base took my SRV from 65% to fireball in an instant.

    The seconds were ticking away then and I didn't have enough time for any more official attempts, but I made one more attempt at an unofficial run for myself, unfortunately gravity took a hold again and I veered off to the left of Smith Base - still over 60km away when I got to the bottom of the mountain.

    So no times either official or unofficial from me on this one, but great fun anyway and something that I've never tried before, despite following Alec's base-jumping threads forever.

    Congratulations to the usual suspects with their awesome sub-5-minute times, and also especially congratulations to those who weren't awesome SRV-flyvers before this, but still made it to the end - you were better than me. o7

    I'll hopefully see you all at the next race. Some of my busy real-life stuff should be less-busy by then, as my eldest daughter finally heads off on her Camp-America trip, so I should get a bit more time to concentrate on the next couple of races.

  7. #292
    Thank you to Alec for organising the race. It has been a while since I have done a bb race owing to limited time and when I did look in the races were too complex for me to understand. This was a nice simple and fun event.

    I am rubbish at fliving but I did find this base jumping style less frustrating than the flat races. I started off not really expecting to make a complete run so I am quite happy with my final result. It put me in my usual just below mid table position which was higher than I expected at the beginning.

  8. #293
    Originally Posted by jumpingclear View Post (Source)
    Thank you to Alec for organising the race. It has been a while since I have done a bb race owing to limited time and when I did look in the races were too complex for me to understand. This was a nice simple and fun event.

    I am rubbish at fliving but I did find this base jumping style less frustrating than the flat races. I started off not really expecting to make a complete run so I am quite happy with my final result. It put me in my usual just below mid table position which was higher than I expected at the beginning.
    Glad you enjoyed it! For someone who's allegedly "rubbish at fliving" 14 minutes is a pretty decent time ... well done!

  9. #294
    I did enjoy it, in a grim sort of way. It's stuck in my head, though. At some point, I'll probably be out there, trying to learn to fall.

    Thanks for the cool experience!

  10. #295
    Originally Posted by Codger View Post (Source)
    I did enjoy it, in a grim sort of way. It's stuck in my head, though. At some point, I'll probably be out there, trying to learn to fall.

    Thanks for the cool experience!
    You're welcome ... and don't forget, for anyone that gets a taste for doing this kind of thing occasionally, there's lots of other good places to try (and let me know if you find any other really good ones) ..

    A-guide-to-good-base-jumping-locations

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