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Old    Roger Hornsby (hoosairboy)      Join Date: Aug 2005       02-01-2006, 6:40 AM Reply   
OK- I need more to do at work than play with spreadsheets to see top riders for the last 11 years. But here it is. Columns are Place, name, total points and times in top 10.

1 Parks Bonifay* 5387 9
2 Darin Shapiro 4148 8
3 Shaun Murray 3645 8
4 Dean Lavelle 1780 4
5 Erik Ruck 1740 6
6 Daniel Watkins* 1688 5
7 Brett Eisenhauer1488 5
8 Zane Schwenk 1402 5
9 Gregg Necrason 1130 3
10 Danny Harf 1095 4
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       02-01-2006, 7:25 AM Reply   
What are these points based on?
Old    Roger Hornsby (hoosairboy)      Join Date: Aug 2005       02-01-2006, 7:45 AM Reply   
I took the tour points from the last 11 years from the PWT site "past champions". Methodolgy is not 100% since it only accounts for the rider's points if they finished in the top 10. Any tour points accumulated outside of the top 10 finish did not contribute to total points. I would guess the top 3 would still be the same.
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-01-2006, 7:59 AM Reply   
Well Danny Harf's 3(or is it 4 now?) x-games should have got him a little more points.
Old    Scott (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       02-01-2006, 8:06 AM Reply   
this looks like its solely based on pwt finishes, not x games or anything else?
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       02-01-2006, 8:24 AM Reply   
That's pretty cool.

Old    Cody (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       02-01-2006, 9:49 AM Reply   
That's what i was thinkin' J-Rod, good job man.
Old    Randy Scagliotti (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       02-01-2006, 10:35 AM Reply   
Seems strange to see Greg Necrason in the top 10, I can't remember him riding any contest for a while.
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       02-01-2006, 10:47 AM Reply   
Question, how did you account for the change in formats? I'm confused. Did you include the "Expression Session" formats as well? What points did you award to each? Please explain so we can see what we are actually getting from these numbers.

Then do one involving pro model sales. I don't hink there is a way to legitimately see who the real top rider is.
Old    Mateo (wkbrdr)      Join Date: Jan 2006       02-01-2006, 11:36 AM Reply   
mark my word
ZANE Will make a comeback in 06!
Old    Paul Bernier (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-01-2006, 12:09 PM Reply   
RUCK, Yea!
Old    Roger Hornsby (hoosairboy)      Join Date: Aug 2005       02-01-2006, 5:22 PM Reply   
I just took it off the PWT site "past tour champions" It shows the top 10 since 95 so I don't think they were doing expression session then but I am not sure. I just copied the data into an excel spreadsheet and manipulated the data. So 480 points could be for first one year and maybe 420 points won it the next. If you want to add more criteria you could include the world cup champions with thoses points and podium finishes. It was just for fun though it is kind of interesting. You gotta admit that Darin, Shaun and Parks would make alot of peoples top 3.
Old    Boardingitup.com (wakeboard19)      Join Date: Apr 2005       02-01-2006, 5:37 PM Reply   
Thats sweet. Don't let anyone argue with you, they didn't do it. They look good to me.
Old    lloyd murray (lmtwa)      Join Date: May 2001       02-01-2006, 6:04 PM Reply   
Roger
There was an Expression session in 95 and 96 -
Interesting work you did.
Lloyd
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       02-01-2006, 6:55 PM Reply   
Thank you Lloyd. I'm not breaking balls but its definately more complex than that. Here's to youth and longevity.
Old    Greg w (whitie)      Join Date: Jul 2004       02-01-2006, 7:50 PM Reply   
I was suprised to see Necrason on the list.
IMO Nacrason has more style than 2 of the top three. What ever hapened to him,anyone?
Old    Mateo (wkbrdr)      Join Date: Jan 2006       02-01-2006, 8:19 PM Reply   
he stop doing contests
Old    Kellan Scheiris (shavis)      Join Date: Aug 2005       02-02-2006, 5:26 AM Reply   
look at the gap in points between the top 3 and dean lavelle

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