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RE: Cone colors

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Subject: RE: Cone colors
From: "Tharpe, Joe (RyTull Coil)" <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 11:06:07 -0500
IMHO, I don't seem to understand what the purpose of the colored cone's
would have.  If you are halfway serious about the sport, and you do races
outside your home region, which I do, and if you have 2 or 3 regions which
you race with , wouldn't it be a bad thing to have one region use colored
cones since there would be no consistency between regions?  Also wouldn't
you like to have the local regions have the same basic format as the
"bigger" events? And if you go to regional, National Tours, Pro Solo,
Nationals, etc, they don't use colored cone's.  I would much rather train
myself to see the course than become dependant on colors to tell me where
the pivot, pointer, slalom, etc.  cones are.  I know when I go to an event,
I try to walk the course as many times as the time allows and memorize the
course in my mind.   That way I don't get lost in the sea of cones.  A lot
of courses can be boiled down to only a few important cones and all the rest
of the cones disappear.  

Joe T

                -----Original Message-----
                From:   John Whitling
                Sent:   Friday, June 23, 2000 10:47 AM
                To:     Lloyd.Wilson@Alcan.Com
                Subject:        Re: Cone colors

                CSCC in Columbus Indiana uses multi colored and multi sized
cones. Personally it
                doesn't bother me much but most people hate it. To top it
off the CSCC courses are
                fast so most people could never take the time to analyse
cone size or color during
                a run anyway. I know thier attendence would go up with other
autocrossers out of
                the region if they used regular cones, but they may not want
that. They seem to be
                a pretty tight group. Sorry to digress.

                The one place where different colored cones would make sense
would be for slalom
                cones ... and perhaps pointer cones. However I think that
all the cones should be
                the same size. Just my opinion.

                John Whitling

                Lloyd.Wilson@Alcan.Com wrote:

                > --Boundary_(ID_rkon/jLbwOyFa7zf8LEkhw)
                > IMO, it would be great if every event, region, Tour, Pro
and Nationals would
                > use different color cones.  It is much easier to 'see' the
course using them.
                > I have run events where the left and right side of the
course used different
                > color cones.  I have also run events where the pointer
cones were a different
                > color, this is VERY beneficial.
                > But the negative side is if your local clubs use different
color cones then
                > your members will get use to that.  Then if they attend
another event outside
                > your area, like a Tour, Pro or Nationals, that may not use
different color
                > cones, then they would be at a disadvantage.  Due to the
fact that people would
                > get use to the different color cones.  That has been the
argument in our region
                > for not getting them.
                > Lloyd Wilson
                > on 06/23/2000 08:28:29 AM
                > To: @ INTERNET
                > cc:
                > Subject: Cone colors
                > Has anybody ever tried using different colored cones for
events?  Since
                > they're readily available I figure somebody must have
given them a try.
                > Are other colors easier to visualize?  Have different
colors for different
                > functions?  Different sizes for different functions.  We
have some tall
                > cones that we use for pivot cones and start/finish.  Seems
to make it
                > easier to see.  Color might be another benefit.  Of course
there's the
                > downside of having to stock the different colors.
                > glen
                > ==============================
                > Glen E. Thompson
                > Regional Executive
                > Blue Ridge Region SCCA
                > --Boundary_(ID_rkon/jLbwOyFa7zf8LEkhw)--

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