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  1. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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    We have everything set in motion, and this Carmageddon deal with the 405 freeway happened. Long story short we have everything in place and ready to go, but we can not get a frequency from the FCC to broadcast from the Helicopters back to the Hotels. No frequency = no live feed. It was suggested that we record the race and broadcast it, but again with no frequency, the announcers can't see the race for the audio etc..

    I would like to say, this isn't one of those we threw in the towel deals. SpotonDL has fought, clawed, bribed, borrowed, and begged to try and make this happen. A frequency is never impossible to come by, but with this news deal, every news agency in town is here, and the LAPD took the rest of the frequencies.. We even went so far as to talking to main guy at the FCC for the west coast, and tried to run it in a 2 hour window to no avail..

    It is completely out of our hands at this point. :( All sponsors of the feed will be refunded their money, checks returned etc.. Any additional costs will be absorbed by CSR and myself.

    I just found all this out about 20 minutes ago.. and needless to say I am very bummed.

    RD
     
  2. racerden

    racerden Boat #197

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    Thank you and everyone involved for the herculian effort Dave!
     
  3. Crazyhippy

    Crazyhippy Haters gonna Hate

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    Dave et al,

    On behalf of skiracers and fans worldwide, thank you!


    Something something Tapatalk
     
  4. scottietwohoty

    scottietwohoty Well-Known Member

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    That really sucks, but what are you going to do, the race will still go on and I will be there!!!

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  5. Goldfinger Racing

    Goldfinger Racing Tool

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    Gosh darn ding dang jeesh dag nabit fuck! this sport keeps proving itself to be the most extremely difficult sport in the world. not for the weak! I have seen this as others in the sport have now too often. I know the feeling of wanting to break this sport wide open but without out cash or clout it is the most difficult sport int he world to film, view, or be demographically desirable to sponsors to get the cash to make it happen. it seems that anyone who takes this sport on is in for the challenges of their life on all levels. Some of us love that about it. It's some kind of freaky curse or something that it is so difficult get something viewable to the masses. There is no other sport in the world like this one to film for so many reasons. We just have to keep trying!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Goldfinger Racing

    Goldfinger Racing Tool

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    thanks for going for it dave!!
     
  7. Boat211

    Boat211 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the effort Dave.
     
  8. skiracer321

    skiracer321 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear this Dave! Thanks for the effort! We will see you at the race!

    GS-321
     
  9. work2ski

    work2ski Well-Known Member

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    Bummer. I know you put a lot of work into this - what a crazy fluke! Stupid to think all the news media need seperate channels to all report the same thing!!!

    There is always next year. Bigger & Better!
     
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    And the silly thing is there making a big deal out of NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thair's a hundred different way's to get around this fwy thing. Well ..... next year. Thanks Dave, welcome to skiracing. aka what can happen will happen.:smackhead
     
  11. the sandman

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    Thanks for trying Dave. lets do it next year. The race will still be amazing. Listen for Rick and me to give everyone the scoop as it unfolds. see you in Long beach on Friday.
     
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    ikester Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for trying. What could have been.....
     

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