What makes a competition into a competition is not the skill and prowess of the winner, but all the people who take part without winning.
If more pilots who weren't quite so good entered the 3D champs just for the fun of taking part, then more pilots who weren't quite so good would feel comfortable to take part. The chance of entering and coming last would be less and we would all have more fun! Except maybe the guy (or girl) who actually did come last...but the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few
Surely someone has got to crash and then they will surely come last and it won't matter because everyone will have sympathy for them anyway! (darn it one of the guys who crashed was so good he still nearly won ).
All the guys flying at 3D champs this year made it look so easy that a child could do it. In fact, looking closely, it seems several of the competitors were children.
If there were a few competitors who didn't look as good when flying, who looked like they've been trying for years and never quite succeeded, we will make the likes of Duncan and Lawrence look even better, and also for the general public they would be able to appreciate just how good those guys are.
The rest of us have got to step up and demonstrate to the public just how difficult this 3D helicopter flying is!
The future of 3D helicopter flying depends on mediocrity
Don't worry about coming last - 'cos if I enter that place is taken!