Absolutely, I am sure I will be tempted and I appreciate the suggestion!
The beech did very well. I was inches away this year, the shaving fuzzed slightly on the right side of my last pass for about an inch, but it was quite thin.
There was another contestant who had also made a beech dai, and had pulled a 6 micron pass in practice rounds.
I took a shaving on my practice beam without changing the setting:
Wilbur took some fantastic video of the event, it's on his blog currently.