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I wanted to point out a few differences in Opensim Surfing Competitions compared to SL Surfing Competitions.
Lets take it from the top, First we have the venue and a wave, SL waves are physical bullets that push the boards towards shore.
Kayaker Magic waves send back-channel messages to the boards so that the boards can figure out where the waves are and react in a physical way.
Then we have the board. Turns out the physics is all done in the script inside the board. The opensim board is different than the SL board as far as the dynamics of what can be achieved in opensim, yet the board is still one you can ride and do a few tricks. When combined with a little style I feel you have a board you can compete on.
The competitions in Opensim will be very much like what we have become familiar with in Second Life.
The rider will have 3 waves. The judges will judge those three waves and depending on the scores, the top riders will go into the finals where you will also be given 3 waves. If there are no ties, the rider with the top score of these waves will be the winner of that competition.
Competition is what keeps us striving to become better and better. It is healthy and makes not only us but the waves and surfboards too become better and better.
I think having opensim surfing is the best thing to have happen, to be able to go to any grid and surf. When most counted our sport as “dying” or fading, this to me shows it is far from dying in fact, it has just taken on a whole new life.
Please join us Saturday July 21st, 2012-11 AM PDT- for the first Opensim Surfing Competition. It is history being made, we would like you to be a part of that.