Round 1 stays true to the famous Air & Style head-to-head format. Each of the 24 riders in Round 1 get 2 runs and the maximum score for each run is 100 points. The rider with the highest single run score advances, so 12 of these riders will win a spot in Round 2 based on their head-to-head battle win. An additional 4 spots in Round 2 are open to the highest scoring losing riders from the head-tohead battles in Round 1. We call these 4 riders, the "Lucky Losers."
The 12 battle winners from Round 1, and the 4 lucky losers make up a field of 16 riders that pair off and battle head-to-head for the 8 spots available in the Semi Final round. Each rider gets 3 runs, and only their best scoring run counts.
Semi Final Round:
8 Riders head-to-head in this round narrows the field to the 4 riders who will battle it out in the Super Final.
Each of the 4 riders in the Super Final get 3 runs to put up the highest one run score they can, and these scores determine the riders final rankings, and of course the winner of the Air & Style Ring of Glory!
total length: about 150m
start height: 50 m above level zero
length inrun: 75m
gap: about 9.5m
leap: about 30m
drop height: 17m
landing height: 15m
width inrun: 8m
width landing: 18m
slope inrun: 42°
construction time: about 20 days
One Head- and three overall-impression-judges decide on the riders’ advancement to the next round. The following criteria will be taken into consideration: amplitude, trick difficulty, landing and overall execution of the trick.
Each judge can attribute a score of 100 points per run.
90 % of the points are based on the Big Air, 10 % on the 2nd obstacle.
Riders can only perform a trick twice per round. If they do the same trick a third time, that third score will not count.