I'm usually a collegiate skier, but due to COVID the season got moved from the fall. Because of that, I started going to "normal" tournaments that are just AWSA sanctioned. At one of them, the tournament director realized that most wakeboards fall into the AWSA definition of a trick ski. I didn't sign up to trick, but if I had, I would have been able to put up a massive PB with all tricks being worth full points instead of the NCWSA half points.
"[Equipment and Definitions] 8.03 Skis
A. Maximum ski width shall not exceed 35% of the length.
D. Trick skis:
1. Skis used in the Tricks event shall not have fins.
2. Trick skis with molded rails/grooves less than 1/2" are allowed.
3. A foot pad cemented to the ski as a place for the rear foot is also
E. With all bindings, fins, etc., installed, the ski must float.
F. Attaching two separate skis together in any manner is prohibited."
Nowhere does it specify binding placement like in the NCWSA rulebook, which specifies that the front binding must be within 10* parallel with the front of the ski to be counted as a trick ski.
Would this be something to be concerned about and looked at for a change moving forward?
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