You are wrong for sure when you say no one would bother registering records just because there will be continues competition and innovation will drive archivable levels.
I am just imagining how this logic would sound in other sports like e.g. formula one racing. “It does not make sense to set a track record today, because next year engines will be stronger, chassis lighter and tiers will have better grip - who would bother today?”… well that is what this all about. Prove what you can archive today.
Proving … like in doing it for real, not only talking or speculating about it.
That said I appreciate what you have done already and recorded for the public @bratwurst . I like e.g. you e-flights on youtube and that you tried to push the boundaries of foot launched e-flight times.
Currently the main issues on e-ppg competition is the lack of participants due to lack of equipment, but that is going to change quickly over the next years and OpenPPG might be a huge driver by making it more affordable.
The huge effort of going though an official record claim process will remain and that is probably for a good reason as it is easy to claim stuff, but hard to properly prove it.
On another note:
https://paramotors.xcontest.org/world/en/ is where most of PPG, paraglider and delta flights are logged. XContest is the de-facto standard also in regular paragliding. We are looking at hundreds of flights for PPG in good weeks and thousands for paragliders - sometimes >1000 in a single day!
According to the dev team XContest is expected to get a proper support for e-ppg when starting the next season 2021-01.
I strongly vote for using what has proven to work well and is wildly accepted though out the community in the world and not try to re-invent the wheel!
Yes, I know there is more e-specific data than currently not supported by XContest that could be logged and evaluated for different competitive aspects. The key factor to platform success will be general adoption, not the level of detail that can potentially be used. That is why I believe xce-contest will not fly (don’t take that personal @bratwurst I would love to see your ideas implemented there ).