Info KPWT 2008
single and double elimination
Where possible the race director will run man-on-man heats to ensure detail is not missed.
Competition shall be conducted in heats as follows:
1 first (1st) round â€“ heats of four (4) competitors â€“ One / One if possible
2 second (2nd) round â€“ heats of four (4) competitors â€“ One / One if possible
3 quarter finals â€“ heats of two (2) competitors
4 semi finals - heats of two (2) competitors
5 final - heat of two (2) competitors
6 All instructions regarding heat format shall be given on first skipper's meeting by the Race director.
The Freestyle judging criteria is:
10 points Technical Difficulty considering:
- risk = likelihood of failure X consequence
- the power kite is delivering at critical points (when the bar is passed, landing, body inverted, etc)
- height (rider above kite for wake style moves/ exceptionally high for other styles)
10 points Variety including:
- powered wake-style AND, difficult innovative high board-off moves
- ability to perform on both tacks
- forward and back rotations
- off-axis and around the axis rotations
10 points Overall Impression including:
- smoothness of rotations
- clean landings
- quality not quantity
- "wowâ€ factor
- Start time and time check will be given at skipper's meeting
- 24 to 60 competitors in the racing draw.
- 2 Categories â€“ Male and Female.
- The duration of the race will range between 30 to 40 minutes.
- There will be three to six races a day
- The course racing can change anytime and everyday (depense wind direction and spot).
- The daily scores will be tallied nightly and combined throughout the competition, applying towards the seriesâ€™ final standings.
- There will be discards for the races : 1 discard for 3 races, 2 for 6 races
Every day as soon the condition are great
The Primary criteria same as that used in surfing competition that is to say "radical manoeuvres in the critical section of a wave with control, commitment and style"
Consideration is also given to:
- Selection of waves
- Maximizing the potential of a wave
- Timing of when to use the power of the wave rather than the kite
- Risk = Consequences x Likelihood of failure (eg tube ride, under wave lip, riding unhooked, riding strapless)
- Innovation and repertoire of manoeuvres
Each wave scored out of 10
A maximum of 20 waves will be scored
Result = total of each riders best three waves
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