Ran fine? When you were involved with it last year you must have missed the anger, frustration and outright hurt feelings at the finish line of the Bike race when they got a Grand Prix finish on the same two laps they had in the race this year. Some only got one lap.Yep....Im not racing Mint this year.....because of this ****! Alot bike guys travel a long way and spend thousands!! Theyve screwed the dog on this one!! Giving money back does nothing to help!! Ran fine last year with BITD!
Appreciate all your volunteers help!!! Not your fault but Im sure you guys had to put up with decisions made by promoters!!
Same guy announces on KOH feed and everyone loves it, bring him to Mint and he’s hated.. pretty sums up the bias.. It’s like giving someone a blind test of two identical things letting them think they are different and based on brand, who made it, country of origins, they’ll “love” one so much more hahaWho is this clown talking on the livestream with the british accent? How do you shut that guy up?
It's hard to be the voice of the producer, the sponsors, and guide the conversation of the experts. He did try to relate DEZ to KOH. The DEZ guys learned a lot from a few years of Ultra4 4wd. Bumping up the dez sections of KOH at 90-120 instead of the original 40-80.Same guy announces on KOH feed and everyone loves it, bring him to Mint and he’s hated.
I heard the same guy on the koh live stream too, hearing him chattering again on another big race I just had to say something. Nothing to do with which race it is, they are both great events in their own perspective, I just dont like the guy who doesn't know much about the sport from england talking over the trucks.Same guy announces on KOH feed and everyone loves it, bring him to Mint and he’s hated.. pretty sums up the bias.. It’s like giving someone a blind test of two identical things letting them think they are different and based on brand, who made it, country of origins, they’ll “love” one so much more haha
I'm really tolerant of a bunch of nonsense...... but there were times I had to shut off the audio because it became annoying.... Let me be more clear with my criticism.... Watch old episodes of Superman.... In every scene they say the names of who is in the shot.... That's because it was written for radio..... On a 9hour live stream, viewers are bound to open up a new window on their computer and do other business... So, we are merely listening to the action.... If it gets dicey enough we switch screens to see what's going on.... If the announcers are not calling the race like "Luke making a hard turn there" we don't know what's going on..... All we know is that you want us to know how much you know..... It becomes a vicious cycle.....OOPS.... MUTE....!!!!Tough crowd. Not an easy thing hosting a 9 hour livestream. I’ve hosted the ones at Crandon that were 10 plus hours, but that’s with a fresh race every 45 minutes. 400 plus miles nonstop is a complete different animal and at some point you have to have conversation. 9 hours of “There goes Luke making a hard right” would be pretty monotonous. You also have to realize that if you couldn’t tell what the car was on the livestream video, chances are we couldn’t from the booth calling the race either as we had the same feed and information as you. I would say between Bob Bower, Ryan Thomas, and myself we have over a century of experience with the sport, so I’d say most everyone up there is pretty well versed in desert racing. Jim Marsden brings in some international flavor, and that’s never a bad thing. Were things perfect? Absolutely not, but I would say that the offroad community having the opportunity to pick apart an announce team of a 9 hour livestream of arguably one of the most exciting desert races in a while means the sport is headed in a positive direction. Thanks to everyone who tuned in, and thanks to everyone who called, texted, and posted kind words. The entire production crew worked their ass off, and Luke deserved his achievement to be shown live to the masses like it was.
Mad Media has the Mint 400 once a year to prepare for and promote. BITD has a series to run throughout the year that consists of 8 races. Once one race is over its onto the next. Nothing against MM, i just don't see BITD having the ability to promote as much as the mint for each of their races. Parker 425, KOH and Mint are close on the schedule for many teams, however Mint and Koh is a one time race, Parker is the beginning of a series.I don’t think any event is perfect. You usually get really great stuff in one aspect and not so much in another. BITD does not do as well promoting the event like Mad Media does. Too bad that partnership didn’t work as they both balanced each other out.