Yes, I am sorry to say folks but this saga of sadness will not drift over to the bumpers this season.
Sure a lot of headway was made in the off-season with the Sweeping Summit and online survey. Yes, we have moved a step forward on this issue. But we are nowhere close to solving the entire problem. Rules are still being finalized in relation to equipment restrictions and conversations on the topic are ongoing. It was naive of anyone to think this entire problem would go away over the summer and everyone would come back in the fall with everything clearly worked out.
But question marks do remain and the issue of sweeping technique still seems to be up in the air. Expect a bit more controversy and conversation this season rock heads and stoners. But also know all progress is good progress right now! This will get better! We will survive and this too shall pass!
I still believe strict, defined equipment regulations and sweeping technique guidelines are required…but that is just the #TwineTime opinion. I am sure we will hear (and see) lots more on this topic over the season.