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Old 06-18-2009, 05:51 PM
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Default RE: IMAC vs. Pattern

True enough, although I have found that it is not that big of a deal and judging them really does little except make the contest run a whole lot slower. I think that this should only be done in Sportsman and maybe Intermediate. It's silly to judge Advanced and Master's on take off and landing. FAI is not judged for landing/takeoff.

And like I said, I tried to stay away from the details of judging, etc.

For instance:

Pattern zeros a figure at 160 degrees of over rotation in rolls, snaps, or spins
IMAC does it at 90 degrees.

Pattern judges at 1 point for 15 degrees of error
IMAC judges at 0.5 points per 5 degrees of error
FAI scores in full point increments

The sound judging is different too.