Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Practice Session
April 16, 2023
WESO is pleased to announce that we will hold three Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah practice sessions on April 8, 16, and 29 from 10:30am - 1:30pm. The practice sessions will take place in the Program Room of the Ann Arbor District Library, Pittsfield Branch (2359 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103).
Please sign up for a Practice Session Slot: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094BABAF2CA2FCC70-zipadeedoodah. Pre-registration is required.
Each school may sign up for two slots. There MUST be an adult present at each session and coaches may determine the number of Zip participants which will participate in each session. Out of respect for all participants, we ask that each group is limited to the number of students that can fit at one large table and work quietly together (approximately 6 kids).
During this practice session, the WESO competition equipment, including timing systems, will be set up. Dimensions/angles utilized on this equipment may not be the same as they will be on competition day, but will be within the window of conditions outlined in the event description, and disclosed to the participants. Using their own harnesses, tools and supplies, teams are able to construct cable cars and run them down the zip line. Teams will then have an opportunity to make multiple changes to their cable cars and see the impact on zip line times. Students may also be able to practice/be coached on releasing their cable cars in a repeatable manner.
The event supervisors will not be present, but WESO will have a copy of the event description on hand and will attempt to answer any questions asked. Any questions that cannot be answered readily from the event description, will be forwarded to the event supervisors.