View Full Version : Splash Dogs phasing out the SV?
07-19-2011, 07:55 PM
It seems like there are no events which include the Super Vertical competition in the western US for the rest of the year. This includes the Sonoma County Fair where Pyro set the world record last year. We are extremely disappointed in this development since we have spent countless hours practicing for the SV.
If you are in favor of including the Super Vertical in Splash Dogs events, please reply to this post.
As Always Eric... , we are completely 100% in favor of SV( brought 6 SV dogs to Hollister and 5 to Reno) however, the pole has to be correct or close to it as the poles inconsistency at events is almost worse then having no event at all. I will not continue to setup my dog for failure just to earn a ribbon.
07-20-2011, 01:21 PM
This had better not be the end, I am just now ready to start Iris !!!
07-20-2011, 03:27 PM
I agree with Candis. It's not fair for the dogs if they are being set at heights that aren't possible to catch. Their confidence goes down and worst, it's not safe. We won't be jumping unless it gets fixed as well, because it's just not worth it to risk possible injury for a ribbon and placing. I was SUPER disappointed to see that we wouldn't be jumping at Santa Rosa (it has a special place in our hearts).
07-21-2011, 01:20 PM
I just talked to Tony and just because it's not listed on the registration it doesn't mean that we are not doing SV. It will be a case by case to determine if we have the time. So please be patient.
07-21-2011, 04:42 PM
When will we know if an event will have SV and what steps are being made to correct the problems with the pole? I do appreciate all the hard work that goes into SV but for some of us this is the high light or the straight out reason we attend events. Page has recently been jumping better then ever and was really looking forward to competing in SV especially at events with warmer weather. It is disappointing for us as competitors to get our dogs in peak condition only to have it not be offered or as Candis said have them set up for failure due to issues with the pole. I am hoping that this issue will get resolved so we can enjoy events and have fun with our dogs which is what SD is all about.
Jeff, as for myself, SV is the big reason I plan to attend an event, particularly hours away from my home town. If it is not on the schedule I don't look twice at it. I am one in a million and happen to love that part of the venue. I do completely understand all that is involved with the construction, maintenance and precise work involved with the pole and appreciate when it is setup.
07-22-2011, 02:44 PM
This was a duplicate.
07-22-2011, 02:45 PM
I am new to Super Vertical and am absolutely hooked. I would love the opportunity to do more of it! The biggest problem for us has been that we compete in several sports and as a result, plan our competition calendar 6-12months in advance. Our other sports require prepaid entries well in advance which makes it very difficult and costly to change plans later even if we really want to, like making to a trip where we learn Super V will also be offered. We have actually missed more than one Splash Dogs event that we would have really liked to be at this year because we learned about it after we had already committed to another event. It is always a bummer! We really appreciate the work you guys do and would love to be able to participate in more events and definitely as much Super V as we can get in!
07-22-2011, 03:01 PM
I suggested to Tony that we start setting one wave aside for SV. I know that it is getting more and more popular. Right now we have one SV set up. Tony is going to try to get a second one built. Vit and I are leaving for Colorado Mon. and we are leaving the SV set up with Tony for Solano and Sonoma. I'm sure that there will be SV at those events time permitting. Please have patience. Tony is trying to come up with a set up that is as accurate as possible. It all takes $$$. So please bear with us. Hugs and Kisses from the Noodle Nuts.
07-23-2011, 11:57 AM
So does this mean there will be SV at Solano and SR? If there is only one setup obviously it can't be at both events for the weekend the events run concurrently. How and when will we know if it's being offered. I do understand you guys are trying and I and Everybody else appreciates your efforts. However; very hard to plan to attend an event without knowing if there will be SV. Even if you could just post what day and time you think you might add SV and which event, I knowany of us would be grateful.
07-24-2011, 09:11 PM
Everyone check the schedule for the first week of Sonoma.:p
Team Double D
07-25-2011, 03:14 PM
I too totally agree with Candis. Alot of people do more than One Dog Sport and we have to send our non-refundable entry's in months in advance. I have told Tony that for 2 years but it falls on deaf ears. How can we plan ahead. The SV pole has been a problem for years, Vit & I worked on it for hours 2 years ago in AZ at Nationals to get it close. That is a National Event People!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also, Why is SV always last on Sat. and we are always jumping into the SUN!!!!!!!!!!!! We all pay good money for every wave and our Dogs deserve better!
07-26-2011, 07:49 AM
Hopefully there will be more SV at Santa Rosa in the coming weeks. Too short of notice to take off work:(
07-30-2011, 10:27 AM
super v is going on right now, we only had two dogs for friday, hope to have more today. the new pole is working out great, please thank tony when you see him for upgrading it. its also not in the sun. splash dogs does not control where the pool goes at some events, the event alot of times tells splash dogs where to be and how they want the pool to face.
07-30-2011, 07:29 PM
MANY thanks to Tony for upgrading the SV pole and including SV in the Sonoma event. Note that the only way to make SV self-perpetuating is to make it a money maker for Splash Dogs. So please turn out in droves for the SV in Sonoma the next two weeks. Shao Gue will be there on the 3rd weekend and possibly the 2nd weekend as well.
07-30-2011, 08:46 PM
too bad we only had 4 dogs for sv, today would have been a great day, lots of practice time for super v. check out the schedule to see where sv will be next, not sure if valejo or santa rosa for next week.
So great to hear that the SV pole looks great and very appreciative of Tony for fixing it. Hopefully now it will be on the schedule at the time of registration at least a month or so before the event. We have already made plans for August in other venues but definitely are planning on going to Rancho in Sept with 7 SV dogs.
08-01-2011, 09:18 AM
I too am appreciative that the pole issues have been fixed. Also, happy to see it added back at some events. We love SV and luckily I will be able to attend Friday of Solano. However; I think the point many are trying to make is that for many of us who do multiple dog sports if we do t see it on the schedule or events don't get posted well enough in advance we comit to other events. Then even if we wanted to come to an event we can't change plans at the last minute. Again, I want to emphasize how happy we all are to see SV again at events but please don't judge how many people who want to support SV by the numbers for these August events as I think you would have gotten much attendance if competitors had a little more prior notice. Thanks for listening and Page and look forward to doing some great SV at upcoming events.
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