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    People keep reminding me what to make sure to hit during the cone dance. Of course since I don't write it down at the time I don't remember the next cone dance. I have decided to start a post where you can put it down in writing for me and I will create a "cone dance script" to make sure the points are talked about. Here is the start of the list:

    No phones or umbrellas
    No sitting
    Watch the timing lights
    3-4 wheel off
    White lines are only guide lines, not a DNF
    Where to stand safely
    Go to work assignment prepared, ie water, rain gear, hat, etc
    Radio etiquette
    Audit procedure
    Watch cones, not cars
    Cone penalties, or not
    Spinning/off course (except 3-4 wheels off)

    Our next competition is in two weeks, I would appreciate any input even after the first event to add to this list. Thanks for your help.
    Last edited by HeidiSMother; 04-13-2019, 08:11 PM. Reason: spell check failure
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    In "cone penalties, or not", pointer cones are not. Have had early season events where it feels like there are never single cones downed at certain corners.
    Spinning is not a DNF on its own, but can be one if somebody skips a cone.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by aranach View Post
      In "cone penalties, or not", pointer cones are not. Have had early season events where it feels like there are never single cones downed at certain corners.
      Spinning is not a DNF on its own, but can be one if somebody skips a cone.
      And as an extension to the "spinning" comment above, going off course isn't a DNF if you reenter the course where you left it.
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        How are we defining radio etiquette? It's been a number of years since I've worked a corner for MAC, but previously MAC predicate did not match the communication standard at regional/national events.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by TheRealDJ View Post
          How are we defining radio etiquette? It's been a number of years since I've worked a corner for MAC, but previously MAC predicate did not match the communication standard at regional/national events.
          Just that you need to pause before speaking, keep hand off of buttons unless using, repeat call once, that sort of thing.
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          • #6
            Don't walk on, touch, look at, or think too hard about the skid pad at DCTC.

            Set cone, get off the course, then signal your corner captain.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ZacP View Post
              Don't walk on, touch, look at, or think too hard about the skid pad at DCTC.

              Set cone, get off the course, then signal your corner captain.
              Even though we are not calling and counting cones at the school, students should get used to using the hand signals.

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