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Level 10 is mostly not a thing anymore

HortonHorton Posts: 28,774 Administrator
I suspect this change was missed by almost everyone ....

see http://www.usawaterski.org/pages/divisions/3event/Level10Cheatsheet.htm
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  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,989 Mega Baller
    I agree with @drew I never really thought about it but what purpose do all the levels serve? I understand there needs to be requirements for Nationals or Regionals but 10 or 11 levels seems excessive.
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  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 2,698 Mega Baller
    I heard a rumor that any M6 skier from Massachusetts with a score of [email protected] or better this ski year has to ski MM this year at Regionals and Nationals. Good...

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,774 Administrator
    @drew Level 10 seems to have been designed specifically to make @Jody_Seal angry so I supported it.

    Otherwise, I personally think we should eliminate Open and Masters divisions at Regionals and Nationals.
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  • bishop8950bishop8950 Posts: 1,167 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    I am not sure I understand what is new. Can anyone summarize?

    I see now min 5 skiers, not sure that makes sense in all cases.

    I see we will reference a score for qualification that is based on top 3% where I thought before it was “floating”, right?

    It appears that if you are M5 or older you will not be forced into MM now called SM? Only M3/M4? Isn’t Badal M5?

    I believe these things are new. Anything else?
  • JackQJackQ Posts: 321 Crazy Baller
    I do not find the language completely clear: Included "M3, M4, and MM for Senior Men skiers (SM). " So let say I am level9/MM qualified (I am), and then ski in a tournament as Men6 and run [email protected] (I can't), I would not be forced into L10, but if I ski in MM vice Mens6 at a tournament and run the same score I would be pushed into L10? Not sure if that is correct or makes any sense.

    I also don't believe anyone should be required to be in Open or MM base on a single score in a C tournament. 3 score average or R, maybe, C no. In theory if I could run [email protected] in a C it would not count for a Men6 record, but I would be forced to ski in MM?
  • JackQJackQ Posts: 321 Crazy Baller
    Re reading the New Level 10 and Rule 3.03 FAQ, It appears the inclusion of (M3, M4, and MM for Senior Men skiers (SM). ) is only for the pool of scores for setting the cut off. Therefore it appears all 34mph and 36mph are subject to Level 10?
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,774 Administrator
    edited September 2018
    I know this is crazy but most of the change is for Trick and Jump. I understand there is no longer a Level 10 for Trick and Jump any more.

    For slalom there is a Level 10 but it is no longer mandatory.

    The real focus of the rule is now about Overall.

    If I got this wrong I will get a text message from the Dark Queen of the Rule Book soon.
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  • JackQJackQ Posts: 321 Crazy Baller
    That may be, but not my interpretation as it says:
    * Level 10 creates a level of performance, that when achieved, mandates that a skier compete in their elite division for the remainder of that ski year.

    *Question: What’s the difference between L9 and L10?
    Answer: L9 is elite division optional, L10 is mandatory elite
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