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What is the difference between the red hoops and the black hoops in the maps?

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Marcy Matties
Marcy Matties

Generally the red hoops just indicate where the "circle" is.  It has no bearing on the running of VTs.

Edraith
Edraith

No real difference. 
So when x-hoopers and hoopers combined, they kept the pattern of six hoops from x-hoopers and integrated it into hoopers, because a lot of people trained for distance work with that pattern (with how x-hoopers was done, using xpens to gate off the interior of that pattern). Those six hoops were the standard challenge in x-hoopers and had distinct spacing, it was the point of the course type so to speak.

So like if you are looking at the Forge map, you will see that pattern highlighted with red hoops to make it more obvious where it is. The dotted line is because now the distance challenge can be done (in person trials only) from behind the dotted line for I think it is extra 5pt bonus. This allows those who trained for x-hoopers to continue to use their distance training, basically reward for that extra training work. :)

In many courses, the six-hoop pattern you see highlighted in red on Forge, is just at the top in line with the coursemap grid, so they often are not made in red then, as it's really obvious where that part of the pattern is.

ETA: Marcy ninja'd me - yeah no bearing on VT. sorry I guess I went on tangent I didn'trealise it was a VT question LOL

Natalee Yates
Natalee Yates

Using red hoops in person to match the map has helped me set and remember the course. But like stated above the color doesn't really matter anymore. 

Pamela Wolfe
Pamela Wolfe

I don't have enough hoops to do the course but for future reference for VT we can ignore the line on the hoopers course. Is it true that even in  a real trial the line in hoopers only counts for extra points, otherwise it can be ignored?

David Tharle
David Tharle

Yes

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