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Old 05-05-2019, 02:55 PM
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I've been watching RCGP and attempting to watch silver state but silver state quality is so bad, the commentator is definitely there for the $$, the on screen timing isnt working half the time, marshalls just dont care and some not even marshaling after their race causing delays. Live RC has gone from bad to worse even a kid with his FB live on his phone could do better.(thanks j concepts lol)

RCGP has just showed how a race format should be and how it should be run. Entertaining qualy and multiple mains.. Like-real race teams.. Control tyres for the rc2 class is fantastic(unless your in pro class) tyres should have always been control.
the only thing silver state had over rcgp (and it has over other races) is how the track ends up... like proper offroad.
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Every race was better than the last!!
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I've been watching RCGP and attempting to watch silver state but silver state quality is so bad, the commentator is definitely there for the $$, the on screen timing isnt working half the time, marshalls just dont care and some not even marshaling after their race causing delays. Live RC has gone from bad to worse even a kid with his FB live on his phone could do better.(thanks j concepts lol)

RCGP has just showed how a race format should be and how it should be run. Entertaining qualy and multiple mains.. Like-real race teams.. Control tyres for the rc2 class is fantastic(unless your in pro class) tyres should have always been control.
the only thing silver state had over rcgp (and it has over other races) is how the track ends up... like proper offroad.
jimmy Babcock is one of the best announcers in the business. Not sure what you meant by “ he is only there for the money”? He doesn’t do it for free
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Old 05-06-2019, 03:36 PM
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jimmy Babcock is one of the best announcers in the business. Not sure what you meant by “ he is only there for the money”? He doesn’t do it for free
Comapred to that aussie bloke and Nick Damon... hes a bit behind, Nick calls everything. Try go listening to Real car Racing or any other sport really.. the commentators are 110% all the time and are actually worth listening to, even in the last few mins of silverstate Jimmy upped a little but nothing like the others who really get excited(which is what its all about)
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jimmy Babcock is one of the best announcers in the business. Not sure what you meant by “ he is only there for the money”? He doesn’t do it for free
he may be a good race director, but not an announcer. He misses so much stuff and lacks enthusiasm.
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In fairness, Jimmy is coordinating an event, commentating races is only part of it. Especially during the mains, where he's managing pre/post race tech, pinging the track crew for water breaks, etc. while races are going on. And it's 12hrs a day for consecutive days. Maybe only golf commentators at large events with all day coverage even come close to that, except that Jim Nantz doesn't have to tell people where to stand or players how many holes are left or when it's their turn to play at the Masters. I thought the announcing was great at SS, but they're not going for a TV broadcast feel, you'd need a dedicated, separate team for that (like RCGP, where they did an awesome job).
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Jimmy is the man. He is a race director, not a play by play analyst. You listened to what all the racers listened to. I think your post was unfair, that you did not hear or read the comments of LiveRC. They did not have their whole race crew there. Maybe RCGP will be cool IF all the worlds manufactures get on board. Right now, its not cost effective for many companies. I would rather see our top pros club racings and mingling with the rest of us. This is NOT F1. This is a community and family hobby. Whats in it for the companies out side of spending $10s of thousands to send drivers all around the world. Hell IFMAR Worlds are already expensive for many companies. At Silver State it was amazing to see how many international racers flew in for that race including like the whole ownership of a European team. To me, that say alot. I do hope RCGP takes off. I believe our industry needs a change and IFMAR and other bodies are unwilling to make those changes. Maybe RCGP will light a fire under their butts. Ive watched RCGP and it looks and feels like any other European races.
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