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Discussion: No 11

in: BrandNewMe; BrandNewMe > 2016-08-27

Aug 28, 2016 6:30 PM # 
I've just come to accept that ELO don't have the people or money to update their maps (and certainly not the veg) any more than once a decade. That was my excuse for excessive milling around on some controls here (although more to do with laziness).

However despite the veg arguably obscuring the extremely-shallow-to-the-point-of-being-imaginary re-entrant where the circle was placed, there was no question of the flag being at least 100m to far west for no 11.

As planners usually put in a lot of voluntary effort - a lot more than I have to show up to the event - i usually try to hold back on and critical feedback. However here he admitted to the person next to me before I queried it.

Considering the lack of discussion on that control from others, I think your query about how others navigate is very valid indeed!
Aug 28, 2016 8:30 PM # 
You mean you don't do this?? "Go in the direction that sort of feels right for a distance that sort of feels right, then sweep search the terrain???"
Aug 28, 2016 8:41 PM # 
forest grump:
Great for FVO night events where the controls are every time!!!
Aug 28, 2016 9:03 PM # 
So that's why you are so good at FVO night events - suits your technique Will?

The European champs in 2014 had lots of dodgy maps / courses / control placements. Many people struggled. One of my teammates commented that she didn't really have a problem, but when she'd been to so many similar events in anonymous-English-orienteering-region when growing up, she had lots of experience in this sort of thing. If it is not on the feature it's supposed to be on, it's probably on a similar one not too far away. Others with higher expectations of mapping / control placement lost a lot of time. It's all useful orienteering experience.

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