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    Default 2013 Rodeo

    Registration is open for this year's rodeo. I plan on volunteering this go around. I've enjoyed this event every year that I have been able to attend. Years ago I was able to grab one of the big checks. Gotta love getting paid to be there and bringing home a n extra grand on top of that.
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    the first chance they run one in my state , I will go ! ....sounds exciting !
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    Here is the information for the 2013 Locate Rodeo

    The 2013 Locate Rodeo will be held July 25-27, 2013.
    Registration will open early April 2013.
    Site of Competition: University of Georgia, Athens, GA (Same as 2012)
    Host Hotel: Gwinnett Marriott in Atlanta (Same as 2012)

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    Default Re: 2013 Rodeo

    Sometime I may go to this, not because I am an awesome locator, but because I would like the opportunity to see great locators at their best.

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    Default Re: 2013 Rodeo

    I have an issue with the rodeo on 2 points:

    1) It's held in Georgia in JULY...

    2) It's held during the peak of the year.

    Between the heat and ticket volume, I know that many locators are instantly counted out.

    Maybe the planners will someday plan so that more locators can participate.
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    Now that we are on the topic....

    Time to spur on the "cable vine rodeo". We'll have the rodeo at different locales at less then peak construction season so more people can attend.

    Also... no penalties for not wearing a hard hat or not having a Class II ansi safety vest. I think we should concentrate on locating itself.


    Just my thoughts.

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    Why would they make you wear a hard hat and safety vest? That seems kinda weird. Shorts and a t-shirt would be perfect. Flip-Flops optional.

    I think a "CableVine Rodeo" would be kinda cool. People would show up and I'll give them my tickets for the day and the first person to finish, wins.
    Seriously, though. I think it would be fun but I wouldn't know the first thing about setting it up. I would need a course to start.

    Something to think about.
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    Exactly.... Shorts and flip-flops. Bonus points if you can locate while holding a beer.

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    how do you get to be part of the rodeo,,ive heard of this event for a long time and a guy in my old company won.i always wanted to try it,,but does the company sign you up??

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCableVine View Post
    I think a "CableVine Rodeo" would be kinda cool
    CableVine Locate X Games....hmmmm.....here's a few event suggestions:

    Four Beer Deciphering Prints Event
    DashCam Bash
    Wasp Nest in Ped (formerly Locate from Hell)
    Paint A Sup Team Competition
    NULCA Dunk Booth (just couldn't resist that one....)
    Company Truck Demolition Derby
    Laptop Skeet Shoot

    1st in any event you get to fire anyone at your company - ANYONE...
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    I like the "wasps nest in ped" event. Each competitor would have to start in a kneeling position in front of the ped... the same mistake I ALWAYS make.

    That is funny.
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    That reminds me. Last summer I climbed on a pile of brush to look over a fence for a ped. The pile had a huge wasp nest inside of it. I got stung 3 times on that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCableVine View Post
    I like the "wasps nest in ped" event. Each competitor would have to start in a kneeling position in front of the ped... the same mistake I ALWAYS make.

    That is funny.
    You get extra points if you bang on the side of the ped with your ped wrench first!

    I got a locate many, many years ago in Scooba, Mississippi. When I got there the Bell guys had hacked a "tunnel" through the brush all the way to a single ped against a power pole. Didn't look like anybody had been to this ped in 20+ years or so. My job was to locate for a plow job being done by a Bell contractor. Not thinking (and nervous as hell with about 20 Bell guys watching), I plopped down, reached around and unscewed the ped cover and yanked it off. When I did about 1,000 red wasp just fell out of the ped in a ball into my lap. I was in pretty good shape back then and could really give it some gas if I was running so I only got stung about 5 or 6 times, the Bell guys were a bit slower and got the bulk of the stinging. I went back with my wasp spray, killed them all (wasp, not Bell guys although it was tempting...), completed the locate, packed it up and went on to my next ticket. I always wondered if they knew those little bastards were in there......that ped cover came off awfully easy.......

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    Default Re: 2013 Rodeo

    I've got a Barret .50 cal, I'm gonna win the laptop shoot no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turk182 View Post
    I've got a Barret .50 cal, I'm gonna win the laptop shoot no problem.
    Heck, I imagine just the concussion would smash it! Don't think a single judge would argue about you hitting it whether you did or not with that in your hand....

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