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    Default Was the announcing better ??

    Seems like the little bit I heard wasn't as bad as before ? The old guy is off the mic now right ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John H View Post
    Seems like the little bit I heard wasn't as bad as before ? The old guy is off the mic now right ?
    I think it was the same old guys as before, but I do think it was better. Danny Clisham had times where he didn't sound too well but he knows his information correctly. All of the specific class announcers did very well, especially the sport announcer (he's one of my favorites as he Really knows what he is talking about). Steve Stavrakakis was still there. He was who everyone complained about last year and even though he still says some of the annoying things as usual, he did seem to do a little better with facts (engine size, etc.) and that was the problem before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    I think it was the same old guys as before, but I do think it was better. Danny Clisham had times where he didn't sound too well but he knows his information correctly. All of the specific class announcers did very well, especially the sport announcer (he's one of my favorites as he Really knows what he is talking about). Steve Stavrakakis was still there. He was who everyone complained about last year and even though he still says some of the annoying things as usual, he did seem to do a little better with facts (engine size, etc.) and that was the problem before.
    ...no more of the "giddy girl" stuff ???

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    Ok, so we survived "R A Bob Hover, The Prince of Pilots". But really, "The Bad Boys of Air Racing"? These are some of the best and most professional pilots in the world risking their (and our) skins to run this race. The announcer should know each pilot, a/c, machine, power plant and history.

    If the racers are challenged each year with new rules and more stringent interpretations without the treatment they deserve from RARA and it's announcers, why the hell should they come back? Give them the respect they deserve - in all classes.

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    Default Re: Was the announcing better ??

    same terrible stuff as always

    "Stewie Dawson" was my favorite

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    We found the Breitling jet teams announcers over the top french accent quite humorous. "Ze sea is a zmphony of culor." The japanese lady that voiced over the business jets routine was really hard to listen to and understand. Aaahhh. Aaahhh.
    Stewie Dawson? These guys aren't kids people, they are professionals.
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    How about the Yak in Silver with the smallest engine. Guess those Mustangs were all Griffon powered. Then there was the CT-144 pace plane. Apparently the Bristol Centaurus is an Australian engine. We were laughing over the constant inaccuracies.

    Sitting in the boxes, you don't need ear plugs for the planes, you need them for the sheer volume and inanity of the PA system. Having said that, some of the race class announcers were terrific. Rather than just babble on relentlessly, when time "needs" to be filled, why not do some interviews? They just don't have enough to say to fill every minute from dawn till dusk.

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    Well its a catch 22 for RARA. I know in section 3 early in the day the sound system/speakers are too loud. But once our rowdy group gets going, you don't even hear them.

    I can see the issue with the people in the front tarmac boxes, pay all that money and have to endure the constant chatter/noise.

    In reality, all RARA is doing is entertaining the crowd, people that never have been there/or kids enjoy that. Its entertaining the masses. Just like NASCAR, ever listen to the two Waltrip gubbers, two hours of them talking is too much too handle!

    There are some solutions, get a pit pass and enjoy the event from there. Maybe RARA should consider moving the boxes west towards the pits. Starting at the first reserved bleachers and going west from there. Less speakers and more pit action - thats a "Win Win"

    Just a thought.

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    I never heard "Stewie Dawson" this year..........and thankfully never heard "Little Stevie Hinton."

    Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuryFan View Post
    I never heard "Stewie Dawson" this year..........and thankfully never heard "Little Stevie Hinton."

    Kevin
    I didn't hear them either...? That's why I thought announcing was somewhat of an improvement. It's still very annoying but it was better than the tragedy that was announcing 2014 Reno style
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