The rules 2012 will change a bit for freestyle slalom : changes part 1 & part 2.
These changes have little impact on the way of preparing the runs for the competition :
-> the qualification run will disapear, the competitors will have 1 or 2 runs.
In case of 2 runs, the best will score for the final results.
-> the matrix tricks will have a new maximum 7points per tricks instead of 6points. The value of the tricks will not change but create room for the new technical tricks. (2exceptions : Z, Korean spins are changing)
-> the “show” mark is disappearing
-> the Technical mark will be about tricks or about transitions or about technical footworks. The best 8 out of a list of 10 of them will score.
For tricks & transitions, the athlete will name them in his list. For technical footworks, the athlete will present them in the list as “technical footworks of … cones”.
-> The competitor still has to slalom the 3 lines 50cm 80cm 120cm, but the penalty for avoided cones disappears.
-> The list of the technical tricks (10 maximum) is demanded, but not compulsory. If a competitor does not present its list of tricks, a penalty of 5 points will be given.
The rules document is updated with these firstchanges part 1 : 2012-IFSA-FIRS-Rules 2011 – 2012 – July 15th
The part2 of the changes will impact this rules document (coming soon)