Do you speak from your own perceptions, or is there some undercurrent of negativity that you're picking up on? We realize that there were a lot of bad feelings from former and potential competitors back when we set the record in 2004, but in the 5 years since then we would have hoped that the animostiy would have died down. It's really not good for the water rocket community in general if there's still people out there trying to turn our accomplishments into a negative.rockets-in-brighton wrote:I think you should also bear in mind that there is a bit of politics involved here. Although WRA2 is conceived as a World competition, it is seen as a US dominated competition - it doesn't help that the team name of the current record holder under WRA2 rules is so definitely and decisively US!Mark Chen wrote: I wasn't sure that this is what they were doing, because everyone was saying that they were excluding USWR from recognition by their contest. If it is just a contest between friends, that's cool too. I have to add that I wouldn't mind if they found a way to merge their 1.5l class into the WRA2 so that there would another category to compete in. I think that would be great for everyone!
Anyway, remember that it is a perception, and WRA2 could change that perception.
Regarding the competition from Raketenmodellbau, we're certainly not looking for them to list USWR in their records. The reason we mentioned it was because we were concerned that our rockets were being misinterpreted as "stomp rockets" (piston rockets), a type of rocket we personally do not like. On the contrary, we would love to see the Raketenmodellbau record holder(s) added to the roster on this site.