"I have taken this from part of another post of mine.
I was talking to one of my brothers last weekend. He had raced gokarts almost 30 years ago. He posed the question, "Why don't you just get rid of them?"
"guess that this senseless pursuit of members commenced with Ian Williams (I hope my memory is correct on this), when he was removed as an official from an event in SA after a group of concerned individuals met to discuss their concerns after the end…"
"If you can't abide by the management style and operation, then I see little alternative to resigning. I agree that they are winning, and that by resigning, it only confirms in their minds that they have won. It may show a weakness of character,…"
"Mitch, not hard to understand. Refer to my earlier post in this topic on FIFO.
Any dissenting voices, constructive criticism not welcome under such a system.
Max, they don't think they in charge, they know they are in charge. Otherwise this…"
"Get real. But there is bound to be one available from someone in the inner circle.
Same with rear sprockets. Heard at my last ever KA sanctioned meeting that C9 requires an 83T sprocket as standard equipment at their home club. Tight track with long…"
"No idea how this particular disciplinary tribunal was conducted, whether Ken was able to offer a defence of any reasonable manner, or even if so, whether such defence was taken into account. Or whether any or all character references were…"
"It is a while since I read the WOSR. But somewhere in there I seem to recall that it was predicted that some clubs would not last the distance.
No point making predictions unless the climate to reliably forecast the future is appropriately…"
"I have noted that our cousins across the ditch are yet to learn the benefits of a drawn out national championship, as opposed to their preference for that now outmoded one off Easter championship.
If only we could bring them down to our level, then…"
"Around 25 years ago, I became involved in karting as a parent of a junior. It wasn't too long before I was invited to assist in pre event scrutineering. That was when 100% of karts were inspected, and we signed the driver's logbook.
"Simply too many classes. And 10 is a good number in a class?
20 years ago, that might have been midgets. Clubman Light more than 20, generally closer to 30.
Clubman Heavy almost as many.
Super Heavies usually around 15 or a couple more.
You have made some flawed assumptions in your post.
First, you have assumed that KA actually want to retain current 4 strokers, and attract former AKA participants.
You have assumed that better quality and longer lasting engines, based on the…"
"Stephen, I am thinking of it as a spring. And as the chassis discussion has suggested, all else being equal, the hardness of the material matters no more that a couple of %.
Whereas wall thickness makes a huge difference to the spring rate, and also…"
"Slightly off topic, but could someone now explain to me the difference between a hard and soft axle of the same external and internal diameters and length?
As to performance, and why.
Because from the above discussion, you have all proved…"