worked a couple hours yesterday trying to come up with something a little different, finaly settled on this,,, slalom starts out with one cone then 62 ft,, then two cones 6 ft between them,,,. then another 62 ft,, then three cones with 6 ft between each,, then 62 ft then,, four cones with 6 ft between each,, then 62 ft, then five cones with 6 ft between them, as the walls get longer it gives you and the car a little more time to get ready for the next hole, seems to get a little faster the deeper into it you go,, see you sunday

So each section of the slalom is increasing spacing by 6 additional feet. Like an increasing radius turn except keeps changing direction. Sounds like FUN !!!

That's roughly a 325' increasing Wallom (depending on my estimation of cone base width)!!!! 70, 77, 84, 91 Should be interesting getting the timing right on that one. I have a feeling it may walk wide open, but drive tight if you try to hold the throttle wide open through the entire thing since the spacing remains 62 feet between the walloms. YMMV of course.

cone base is 11 inches, i always take measurments from the center line of the cones,, so with 2 cones the wall is 6 ft plus the 11 inches and a 3 cone wall is 12 ft plus the 11inch base,,, i think it walks slower than it drives, at least the last half of it,, which makes it easer on the cone chasers,, at least until the later runs where people get the hang of it ,, brian's and will's origional wallam with walls 40 ft with a holes of 55 took a couple of runs to get used to,, it drove much faster than it walked,, jeff wanted me to come with something different,, but their is only about one path around grissom anymore and their is only so much you can do with turns if you want to keep them as big as you can , so all we are left with is the straights

harts wrote:
cone base is 11 inches, i always take measurments from the center line of the cones,, so with 2 cones the wall is 6 ft plus the 11 inches and a 3 cone wall is 12 ft plus the 11inch base,,, i think it walks slower than it drives, at least the last half of it,, which makes it easer on the cone chasers,, at least until the later runs where people get the hang of it ,, brian's and will's origional wallam with walls 40 ft with a holes of 55 took a couple of runs to get used to,, it drove much faster than it walked,, jeff wanted me to come with something different,, but their is only about one path around grissom anymore and their is only so much you can do with turns if you want to keep them as big as you can , so all we are left with is the straights

harts wrote:
cone base is 11 inches, i always take measurments from the center line of the cones,, so with 2 cones the wall is 6 ft plus the 11 inches and a 3 cone wall is 12 ft plus the 11inch base,,, i think it walks slower than it drives, at least the last half of it,, which makes it easer on the cone chasers,, at least until the later runs where people get the hang of it ,, brian's and will's origional wallam with walls 40 ft with a holes of 55 took a couple of runs to get used to,, it drove much faster than it walked,, jeff wanted me to come with something different,, but their is only about one path around grissom anymore and their is only so much you can do with turns if you want to keep them as big as you can , so all we are left with is the straights

The double angled 3 cone sharing a cone slalom at the division championships was a great slalom.. Really a good thread the needle rhythmic section. I never got that one right.

Interesting. I think I am gonna try to make it out. Didn't remember that whole new online registration thing until it was too late, but I am actually in town and off this weekend and not feeling sick so much anymore (stupid colds), so as long as I get the snow tires off the car and get it ready today, I will come out and play.

Thanks workers for 1) braving the cold and 2) for giving me a push start on my last run after I stalled the Reynard. Had fun today, can't wait to drive again!

I have to agree with the rest; GREAT course! I liked the couterclockwise course. With my extra ballast on the left, my car turns left much better than right. The end sweepers were awesome! Thanks, Larry, for a day of FUN !!

harts wrote:
cone base is 11 inches, i always take measurments from the center line of the cones,, so with 2 cones the wall is 6 ft plus the 11 inches and a 3 cone wall is 12 ft plus the 11inch base,,, i think it walks slower than it drives, at least the last half of it,, which makes it easer on the cone chasers,, at least until the later runs where people get the hang of it ,, brian's and will's origional wallam with walls 40 ft with a holes of 55 took a couple of runs to get used to,, it drove much faster than it walked,, jeff wanted me to come with something different,, but their is only about one path around grissom anymore and their is only so much you can do with turns if you want to keep them as big as you can , so all we are left with is the straights

The double angled 3 cone sharing a cone slalom at the division championships was a great slalom.. Really a good thread the needle rhythmic section. I never got that one right.

That was my course but I don't remember what you're talking about. I'll see if I can find my course maps.

I enjoyed the course too. I was a little confused though, you used as many cones in just one section as you usually use for an entire Harts course! There were several sections I never got close to right but Jimmy and I were struggling to learn how to drive a FF so had only about 20% of our brain available to master the course!

I cannot say what advantage there was in having so many cones marking the central slalom.

I never mastered the offset entry to the big slalom or the first series warped slalom. Loved the two sweepers. The finish for some reason I was able to get right even though it was very similar to many which I had trouble with in the past.

the past year or so i have discovered the walled slalom and how different it is from single cone slalom's ,,, i can put two cones three feet apart in place of one cone and people all of a suden stop running over them, it just seems like people give them a little more space, and then their is the thing with the longer walls and how you view them and how the car reacts to them,, still lots to learn about these types of elements, unfortunaly they all take lots more cones, but they seem to be easer on the cone chasers

I still prefer the one cone slaloms but todays version 2 of this course was excellent. You eleminated all of the fiddly places and made it much more drivable and fast! Loved it!

I guess the position of the starting light is the explanation of why the times were slower than the previous version.

I think my relatively poor depth perception really handicaps me on the slalom with four cones in the center as compared to the single cone slaloms.

Jimmy came over last night and showed me our telemetry. It shows that I suck at the slalom in its current form. I ruled on the South end 180 though. (Don't ask me to explain why!).