Toby wrote:So why is Youri not on boots?
I saw Gisela with boots.
Are the judges in favor of boots? I know there are some hardcore wakestyle judges and I fear that they rather see a boot guy win if close.
The judging sheets should be public!
He does wear boots.
Boots allow riders to be more competitive because of the recent scoring changes in PKRA.
The changes mean its not about how many tricks you throw now. Its about having 12 attempts to throw as technical of a trick as possible and they keep the top 7 out of the 12 attempts.http://www.prokitetour.com/pkra-event-rules.php
A competitor shall be scored while being in the designated competition area. Whether a competitor is in or
out of the competition area, will be at the discretion of the senior judge on the relevant panel and the Head
Judges should be visually separated when possible and it is the responsibility of the Head Judge to see that
the judges do not discuss scores.
Judges will assign numerical scores to tricks performed by the competitors inside the designated competition
area during the heat. The individual trick scoring will be done from 0.1 to 10.0, broken into one-tenth
The scores of the respective competitors will be tabulated together to get their results from the heat: highest
In a 5 judges Judging Panel, the highest and the lowest scores will be withdrawn and the average score of
the other 3 judges will be counted as the final score for each trick by the Computer Scoring System.
The maximum number of trick attempts per competitor during a heat will be 12 and only the best 7 tricks with
the highest individual scores will count towards the final score for men and women’s divisions. If the
maximum number of attempts and counted tricks per heat has to be changed per division, this shall be
decided by the Riders Committee and the PKRA Head Judge and posted in the Official Notice Board before
Once a competitor have reached the maximum number of trick attempts per heat including crashes, the
competitor will no longer be scored during the heat.
Crashes will be scored by the Computer Score System as a 0.1 and will be counted as an attempt.
If a competitor has attempted less tricks than the maximum number of tricks that count towards the final heat
score, the remaining tricks will be counted as a 0.0 score by the Computer Score System.
Judges may not change their scores on the Computer Scoring System. In the Event that a mistake has been
made the judge should have the Head Judge make the correction for them.
If a judge misses a trick, or part of the trick, he should place an “M” in the Computer Scoring System and that
score will be tabulated as the average of the other judges’ scores for that trick.
Tied competitors’ heat scores shall be listed in order of best to worst individual trick scores and at the first
point where there is a difference the tie shall be broken in favor of the competitor with the best individual trick
Qualifier rounds will be judged based on Overall Impression, therefore the Computer Scoring System do not
The judging scores of each individual judge shall be shown only to competitors in that heat, on their request.
The scores of the judges may not be appealed