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11 hours ago, Mr X said:

I predict a home defeat tonight....

Wasn't far out was I !*****(oops) I'll get me coat

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16 minutes ago, Mr X said:

Wasn't far out was I !*****(oops) I'll get me coat

Tbf you never know with this team!

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I know you guys are struggling at the bottom end but you could do a lot worse than Matej Kus who is on a stupidly low average of around 3.50

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5 hours ago, OldRacer said:

There are simple tests to determine whether 'material will bind' without laying it on a track and racing speedway bikes on it.

Having to replace cheap junk material isn't cheaper then getting the right material first time. You don't need a full time engineer on staff.  Just get some basic advice from experts. There are probably fans out there in the industry who would be willing to chip in if asked.

Quite easy, get a handful, if it balls up and stays that way its proper shale, if you ball it up and it falls appart in your hand its not.. proper Rdcshale is the best you can get, it binds and stays that way... hope that helps.

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47 minutes ago, Rayleigh said:

I know you guys are struggling at the bottom end but you could do a lot worse than Matej Kus who is on a stupidly low average of around 3.50

Are you his agent?

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4 hours ago, Starman2006 said:

Quite easy, get a handful, if it balls up and stays that way its proper shale, if you ball it up and it falls appart in your hand its not.. proper Rdcshale is the best you can get, it binds and stays that way... hope that helps.

According to Ford, they spread a load of shale onto the track that would have failed such a test. Remarkable.

And there are slightly more sophisticated tests that professionals use to determine composition.  Grabbing a handful should be the first and simplest test, not the be all and end all. It is dangerously sensitive to moisture content rather than composition.

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5 hours ago, GWC said:

Are you his agent?

No but I have met him and found him a very decent chap who has always put England first (unusual nowadays) and I think he is on an absolute bargain average but only for a short while.

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7 hours ago, Rayleigh said:

I know you guys are struggling at the bottom end but you could do a lot worse than Matej Kus who is on a stupidly low average of around 3.50

That would be 4 then which is the minimum for any rider aside from those who would meet the criteria to be/have been a 2 pointer

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13 hours ago, GWC said:

BSI can probably afford it and reuse the shale once a month.

Unfortunutely UK speedway can’t.

ONCE a month? The material used at temporary tracks like Cardiff is stored and reused the following year. The cost of transportng is massive. I believe the original cost for new material for a track like Cardiff is around £250,000.

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6 hours ago, OldRacer said:

According to Ford, they spread a load of shale onto the track that would have failed such a test. Remarkable.

 

We are not the only track, so please dont just take a swipe at us.. ok.

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3 hours ago, dontforgetthefueltapsbruv said:

That would be 4 then which is the minimum for any rider aside from those who would meet the criteria to be/have been a 2 pointer

I believe he would come on an average of 3.38 but with the BSPA don't count on it.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Rayleigh said:

I believe he would come on an average of 3.38 but with the BSPA don't count on it.

 

 

The regs are very clear that for any riders not in the category that have or could qualify as a 2 pointer can drop no lower than 4

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50 minutes ago, Orbiter said:

Just heard from a Sponsor THJ maybe coming in certainly in talks 

Don't need anyone at Poole at the moment thanks 

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