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Freestyle Slalom – Season 2007 – 2008

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1- As defined on the IFSA requirement (Cf. 5.5), the official competition area for freestyle slalom must be at least forty-two meter long (42m.) and ten meters large (10m). The evolution area (Cf. annexe 1) is composed of three lines of cones. One line is composed of fourteen cones (14) separated by one hundred and twenty centimetres (120cm); the second line will be composed of twenty cones (20) separated by eighty centimetres each. The last line will be composed of twenty cones (20) separated by fifty centimetres (50cm). Each line is two meter away from the other; the eighty centimetres line will be between the other two. The middle of each line will be on the same axe as the middle of the competition area. Judge table will be on the same axe, three meters from the fifty centimetres line.

2- The training area is compulsory and must match the same requirements as defined previously as well as per the IFSA Requirement (Cf. 5.5). The training area must be available anytime, during the event.

3- The equipment must match the IFSA requirement as given in 5.5.

4- The skater will perform a run of one minute and thirty second (1min 30sc.) (Time starting at the first cone) over the three lines of slalom. It is judged by four officials IFSA judges (Cf 5.7).
The performance will be achieved with music, which the competitor choose and will provide on CD before his run. Clothes of performance are free. Protective gears are not compulsory.

5- If something independent from the skater does cross his line of cones, the performance can be voided by the skater and he can ask to perform it again. If the cones are moving for any reason independent from the skater, the skater can void the performance, and he can ask to perform it again. If the music stop playing or serious problems of display come up, the skater can void the performance, and he can ask to perform it again. The skater himself can only ask the interruption by raising his hand and stopping his performance. The void of the run won’t be validated if the skater stops his performance due to his proper error.
In case the performance is being done again, the whole run needs to be repeated, but the judges are judging only the part missing, and keeping the first part from the first run.

6- All the competitors will perform twice. Each run will score separately. The best score will remain for the competition result. Four different marks are composing the global score of the run. Each mark is judging a different aspect of the performance. These marks are independent one from another. The best global mark of each competitor enters the final results list of the competition, which ranks the skaters from the highest global mark to the lowest.

7- The technical mark is based on a forty-five points mark. This mark is subdivides as per the following.

Technical tricks are evaluated on a basis of twenty points. Each technical trick performed does score points according to the Technical Tricks Matrix (Cf. annexe 2). The tricks are ranked according to their difficulties calling for strength, balance, flexibility, blind. In case, tricks are not listed into the matrix, the difficulty will be compared to the other tricks of the matrix and the value defined. The technical tricks score starts from zero at the beginning of the performance. Tricks are mainly validated on four cones or two circles. In case tricks are performed out of the cones, it will mark half of the normal mark. In case a trick is done twice, it will mark half of the normal mark and then the value will be zero.

Technical Transitions are evaluated on a basis of ten points. Each technical transition performed does score points according to the Technical Transition Matrix (Cf. annexe 3). That one is attached among the annexes. The transitions are ranked according to their difficulties calling for strength, balance, flexibility, blind, change of rhythm. In case, transition is not listed into the matrix, the difficulty will be compared to the other transition of the matrix, and the value defined. The technical transition score starts from zero at the beginning of the performance. Transition definition is set as a link in between two tricks (or minimum one).  In case transitions are performed out of the cones, it will mark half of the normal mark. In case a trick is done twice, it will mark half of the normal mark and then the value will be zero.

Global technical impression is evaluated on a ten points mark. This criterion set the proportion of technical tricks and transitions (based on the standard tricks: one point value) during the performance.

Speed of slalom is evaluated on a basis of five points. The average speed of performance during the whole run is scored in between zero point and five points. The mark is based on the nowadays performance.

8- The style mark is evaluated on basis of twenty-five points, sub-devised as per the following.

The Style of tricks and transitions is evaluated on a basis of twenty points; each line of slalom will be judged separately over twenty points of style. The style measures the ease, the smooth of the performance, the balance of the body, and the proper achievement of the tricks and transitions. It does not take into account the difficulty or the technical validation. At the end of the performance, an average is set by the judge based on each of the marks from each line (mathematic average rounded by the judge).

The bonus mark is evaluated on a basis of five points, each special trick that is not properly slalom, which could be performed without cones, is a bonus. Each bonus performed does score points according to the Bonus Matrix (Cf. Annexe 4). In case, bonus is not listed into the matrix, the difficulty will be compared to the other transition of the matrix, and the value defined. In case bonus is performed out of the cones, the value will be the half of the normal mark.

9- The management is evaluated on a basis of twenty points sub-divides as per the following:

The Variety of the tricks is evaluated on a basis of ten points. The variety of different kind of difficulties is judged among five families of tricks, scoring two points each. In case their definition is not fully respected only one point is credited.
The Wheeling tricks have to be performed over four cones on one feet and one wheel for inline skate, two wheels are accepted for quads skates.
The jumping tricks have to be performed over four cones (three jumps) on one foot
The Sitting tricks have to be performed on one foot with the hips under or at least at the same level of the knee, from the leg skating.
The spinning tricks have to be a performance on one or two wheels, one or two skates, making at least two circles (720°) around the cones or crossing the slalom line.
The Eagle tricks / Reverse eagle tricks, are based on a four cones performance, one foot have to drive forward and the other one driving backward.

The rhythm is evaluated with a ten points mark. Five of these points are dedicated to the rhythm matching with the music used for the performance. The other five points are dedicated to special matching with the melody.

10- The penalty mark is a negative mark. It will reduce the sum of the other three components (technique, style, management).

Each cone falling due to the competitor is scoring a negative mark of half a point (-0.5). In case one cone is knocking another cone, the second cone is not a penalty.
During the performance, the competitor needs to slalom every cone, in case it does not slalom a cone at the end of the time, he gets a penalty of half a point (-0.5).
If during his performance the skater falls down, he will receive a penalty between minus one to minus five points, depending how heavy it is. (Cf.Annexe 5)
In case the competitor finishes before sixty seconds (80sc.) of performance, a penalty of minus five (-5) points is given. The judges stop giving points at 90 seconds. In case the competitor continue to perform at 100 seconds, the judges ask him to stop the performance, a penalty of minus five points (-5) is given.

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