Performance Tests

How so? You specifically outlined why a longer wheelbase wouldn’t do as well as a shorter one? Did you take into consideration different truck set ups? Both are board specific qualities, not rider. Designing different challenges based on different board dynamics would leave everyone in the same spot they are now. With absolutely no idea how their board really compares to others. The standard should be a specific type of course that has dimensions and traits that are adhered to. Layout could be done in any parking lot with measuring tapes and cones.

The only rider specific demands with a figure eight is that you would have to be able to do frontside and backside turns/slides equally. It would be equally fair for goofy or regular riders. Where is the problem with that?

All other statistics collected on runs would be build related. If your gear limits your ability to run the course you would then have solid data when comparing your build to someone else’s. Am I missing something?

Because more than just that effects turning radius. A single example will be heavier rider will be able to compress bushings and wheels more giving him a higher turning angle.

A rider with more confidence will lean more giving a higher turning angle.

And the list goes on…

Do a bit of research on it. A figure 8 (or the box) is actually used in motorcycle licensing as a final test of skill.

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How about you stop focusing on rider weight and ability? This thread is about build capabilities. I.E. The sum of all parts and their performance. That has been what is in question and you keep trying to introduce variables that always begin with “rider”.

If you want races to focus on rider abilities we will only need one board.

And I’ve had a motorcycle license since 1987 so just stop…

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How about you stop focusing on rider weight and ability? This thread is about build capabilities. I.E. The sum of all parts and their performance. That has been what is in question and you keep trying to introduce variables that always begin with “rider”.

Because the rider is the biggest variable. A good test controls for variables. A good test is repeatable. I add 12 drops of chemical X into the solution and if the solution is acidic it turns pink.

The biggest variable is people. If you’re going to crowd source this then someone will have to curate the data. As people are going to put it fake data and bad data. A small group of vetted riders would be best to gather this data.

Every board is different! We aren’t testing the riders. And your not in a lab or on a motorcycle or in a car that are manufactured to spec.