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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    That's a valid point, but everyone will have an equal opportunity to jump with the plus winds. The object is to jump the farthest, regardless of conditions. Everyone had 3 jumps in crappy conditions to get in the top 8, then they got 3 jumps to go even farther. Wind directions can switch in mid-comp, this just helps it along.

    My experiences are just in HS; is there a rule against it in NCAA, USATF or IAAF?
    Simple solution is to have the jumpers select which direction they wish to jump for any given jump and have an official stand next to the jumper and give a definitive point in the direction the athlete has chosen. Fan friendly. I'm excited already!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotDutra5 View Post
    Simple solution is to have the jumpers select which direction they wish to jump for any given jump and have an official stand next to the jumper and give a definitive point in the direction the athlete has chosen. Fan friendly. I'm excited already!
    So two sets of officials and pit crew? I think not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotDutra5 View Post
    Simple solution is to have the jumpers select which direction they wish to jump for any given jump and have an official stand next to the jumper and give a definitive point in the direction the athlete has chosen. Fan friendly. I'm excited already!
    No. Impractical. Nightmare. Terrible idea. Too many objections to iterate. Would require two board judges, two crews to maintain two pits, run up marks in both directions, two wind gauges, two measuring devices, officials traipsing from one end of runway to other, some venues do not have parallel alternate direction setup,....
    Winds swirl and change direction and velocity during competition. Live with it.
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    I think the suggestion was tongue-in-cheek.
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    Let us hope so. Man does not live by bread alone nor jest about horizontal jump procedure.
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    I hope so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    Man does not live by bread alone nor jest about horizontal jump procedure.
    Another money quote for the memoir!
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    I always liked the idea of a discus cage on a rotatable platform to ensure maximum tail winds. As soon as I hit the lottery I will build my ultimate athletics stadium with adjustable runways and cages and a wind free zone for the high jump!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    So two sets of officials and pit crew? I think not.
    We'll give the officials a whistle and they can blow and then step and point. Great theatre!
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    Quote Originally Posted by highjumpfan View Post
    I always liked the idea of a discus cage on a rotatable platform to ensure maximum tail winds. As soon as I hit the lottery I will build my ultimate athletics stadium with adjustable runways and cages and a wind free zone for the high jump!
    Why would you punish discus throwers with tailwinds?
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