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#1 2012-11-27 6:45am

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Redline Cup Jackets at Grands

I couldn't help but notice the large amount of parents wearing a Redline Cup jacket that his or her kid obviously earned.  There were numerous parents sporting the jackets and their kids flying the number one plate.  just thought that was cheesy as hell.  My Son earned it, not me, he gets the jacket.  Maybe its because I race too, but would never ask for the stuff he earned in my size.  Maybe they were just out of kids sizes, but I would of demanded USABMX send him one in his size.

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#2 2012-11-27 1:58pm

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Agreed. I didn't see any RL jackets being worn by parents though, I only saw parents wearing NAG jackets. Even worse in my book. neutral

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#3 2012-11-27 2:12pm

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Saw NAG and more than a few State Series jackets. Some people live through their kids and what they accomplish. Sad but true.


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#4 2012-11-27 3:28pm

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Some parents might be proud and trying to show it off. Nothing wroung with that.

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#5 2012-11-27 3:31pm

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My mom would always wore my jackets. It's because she was proud.


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#6 2012-11-27 6:55pm

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They may be proud, I am proud of my Son.  But, he earned that RLC jacket and he should be the one sporting it not me.  My wife is the one who pointed it out to me, along with all the NAG jackets.  My Wife is proud of our Son also, she pointed it out to me thinking it was unfair to the kids who earned it.  I have to agree with her on this one item, ha.

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#7 2012-11-27 7:13pm

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Forget the jacket.  If my kid had a #1 Plate, I'd be wearing the dang thing on a chain around my neck!

Seriously, though, I wouldn't put too much emphasis on parents wearing their kids' jackets.  For all we know, the kids gave the jackets to their parents to thank them for their support.  My dad used to wear my brother's varsity baseball jacket around once in a while, and nobody confused him with Allegany High School's starting pitcher.


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#8 2012-11-27 8:24pm

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Re: Redline Cup Jackets at Grands

Was it obvious that the parents didn't race?


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#9 2012-11-27 8:34pm

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NewMidMike wrote:

Was it obvious that the parents didn't race?

Extremely obvious.  Yeah, not too much emphasis, but its cheezy as hell.

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#10 2012-11-30 11:50am

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GENERATORSHOVEL wrote:

NewMidMike wrote:

Was it obvious that the parents didn't race?

Extremely obvious.  Yeah, not too much emphasis, but its cheezy as hell.

Exactly!

The other issue I saw was all the A-holes who brought theirs up to the gate and then stood infornt of the next group while they were trying to load in the gate.

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#11 2012-11-30 11:52am

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*correction* should say brought their KIDS up to the gate.

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#12 2012-11-30 9:53pm

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Yeah, that gate was dropping so fast.  No time to hang around up there! If you went past the staging lines with them you were in the way, unless they were 5.  It was an awesome time, and can't wait for the 2013 season!

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#13 2012-12-01 8:46pm

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I never go under the rope with my kid.  He's a 9-I now.  There were parents who followed their 9 yr old kids all the way up into the chute, and all the way through staging.  Not me.  That drives me nuts!  There's one team that has a parent that gets in the way on purpose..... I swear.  I don't like the guy just due to that.  I don't do it now, and I didn't do it when he was a 7-N either.  What I've noticed is those parents who go all the way up there, are usually the ones that act really pissed off at a National or Grands when their kids don't perform as well as they hoped.  Some of those parents are way too emotionally connected with whats happening.


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#14 2012-12-02 6:00am

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They are trying to vicariously live through their kids as 99% of them do not race. I figure them as transfers from little league where their kids didn't do so well there.

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#15 2012-12-02 1:33pm

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Re: Redline Cup Jackets at Grands

PJC Racing wrote:

They are trying to vicariously live through their kids as 99% of them do not race. I figure them as transfers from little league where their kids didn't do so well there.

Or dance moms trying to be involved with junior as well. Go figure.


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