Hey Ballers. I'm hoping all you trick judges out there can help me out. My son has been starting in the forward position, doing a surface 5 back (5B) and then from the back position, reversing direction and doing a Back to Back. This progression has not been judged/scored consistently. This often gets judged/scored as 5B credit and then BB repeat. I'm not sure if this is a judging or scoring issue. I think it should be 5 back and then a reverse BB as the ski is moving the opposite direction during the BB as the 5B. I have asked a number of trick judges and they have told me that he should be getting credit for the BB as a reverse to the 5B. At nationals last year they originally scored his run with the repeat BB, but after talking to the judges they changed it to a reverse BB and he got the extra 90 points. However, at a recent local tournament it got scored as a repeat and he didn't get the 90 points. If you look in the appendix of the rule book listing trick descriptions and values, 5B, 5F, 7B, 7F, Os, and BBs are all listed as trick number 5. There is an asterisk on some of the tricks in the chart on page 109, but I don't see what that's referencing.
So here's my question: is the BB after the 5B a valid reverse and hence he would get the 90 points for a reverse or is it a repeat?