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anyone else think that events shouldn't be

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held in places where the matts are restricted by proximity of tables and walls? It seems that quite a few matches are interfered due to no apron areas. Especially the bigger guys. I think it has affected quite a few matches the past few days. In fact, since the rules were changed to allowing scoring if a finger or toe nail is in bounds this has become an issue quite often. If you have competed , you know the wall can be your friend but it also restricts you especially the danger of running into a wall, table, chairs or other mat side paraphernalia and cutting yourself up or worse. ( The Eastwood movie" $ million Baby" graphically demonstrated how easily bad things can happen) The officials, rightfully, halt action that would continue were the impediments not there. should and could be easily resolved

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If you have competed , you know the wall can be your friend but it also restricts you especially the danger of running into a wall, table, chairs or other mat side paraphernalia and cutting yourself up or worse. ( The Eastwood movie" $ million Baby" graphically demonstrated how easily bad things can happen)

 

exactly. just like how Jurassic Park taught us what would happen if we tried to clone dinosaurs. we need to learn from these lessons and NOT create an uncontrollable mob of deadly raptor clones.

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As you are well aware there is a ton of dead mat time at these events. It would only take some changes in scheduling or splitting into sessions to manage that.

I forget the name of the arena where VA duals are held but that set up is great. Not enough seating for NCAAs but plenty of floor space. NCAA could also give up paid seating for press row moving them off floor

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Do you remember a nationals without this? They're all hockey arenas with the same dimensions.

 

1997 Cedar Falls. Now if they only had better weather & more motels it would be hard to beat.

 

You're right. forgot that one. Trying to remember Minnesota, think it wasn't hockey either.

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