From Aliaksei Zharnasek's Facebook Page. What do the trick skiers here think of this idea? @eleeski @elliehorton
Hey just throwing some ideas for trick scoring system. Interesting what you guys think!? Sorry if my english is not very clear.
Trick Skiing Scoring Rules Change.
1. Proposal to weight every judge's vote in the final score, so the final score will reflect better the skier’s performance. Current scoring rules in trick skiing allow to score the trick only if majority of judges gave the credit on that trick. In the proposal to change the current rules we hope to find the way to better evaluate every trick that was performed by giving the partial points as well as full points of every single trick value based on every skier's tricks sheet submitted by judges. How it will work. Every judge’s vote will be given a certain percentage towards valuing each trick in the skier’s pass. The percentage will be based on how many judges are scoring the trick pass. In the case of total of 5 judges, every judge’s vote will have approximately 20% of the full trick value. Therefore every decision will have a certain impact on the skiers’s final score. Chief scorer will have to input in the computer every C and N/C for every trick and computer based on certain formula(3 or 4 or 5 judges) will calculate the final score. As right now the process for scoring each pass will differ only by computer formula that produces the final score and the change would not affect dramatically the scoring routine.
2. Purpose of this proposal. Major idea behind it is to bring better system to more precisely evaluate the level of the skier’s performance. With the system that we have in place right now there is a big chance of creating significant disproportions in scores based only on a difference in one judge decision especially for high value tricks. Also system like this will push judges to improve their knowledge and understanding of a trick execution since every judge will be personally responsible for skier's final score, and will face challenges to prove their views. But the biggest issue with the scoring system we have I think is stopping kids from competing in the trick event. I think everyone will agree if the skier did not fall on certain trick and did receive at least one credit it’s very unfair to get absolute 0 points for that trick.