The user added:
This question may be considered to be off topic by some. I'm happy for the community to decide if this is a reasonable question for this site or not and it be closed if deemed not appropriate. My reading of the FAQ suggests that since this is a dilemma for participants of a sport then it is on topic, but I'm mindful that it may be deemed too subjective and couldn't be definitively answered. I think that isn't so (naturally) but again, am happy for the community to take a different view as there aren't any other similar questions. I think there could/should be but the community may disagree.
After a few comments and flags, is this a legitmate question for Sports SE? State why or why not.