FIS Freestyle Skiing TD Test October 2010

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October 2010


[edit] Notes:

  • This is an open-book test. You will need to use:
  • Please complete this test PRIOR to arriving at the TD Seminar
  • Answers will be reviewed as a group during the TD Seminar
  • Discussion will follow review
  • Good Luck

[edit] Part 1 – True & False

'A) Ski Cross'

1. The straight section between the start and the 1st turn in Ski Cross can be less than 60m from the start

2. Consecutive gates in Ski Cross must alternate in colour.

3. On a flat non-banked turn in Ski Cross, only a single turning gate is used to identify the skiing line.

4. Maximum ski boot height in Ski Cross is 43mm

5. A Ski Cross competitor can enter the course at any time during the start command.

6. In Ski Cross, the qualification phase consists of 2 timed runs.

7. Ski Cross athletes cannot submit a protest when a competitor has violated 4508.2

8. In Ski Cross, a competitor who is improperly placed or omitted from a start list due to an error by the Team Captain will be placed in the first position.

[edit] B) Moguls, Aerials, Halfpipe, General

1. The Jury may impose monetary fines on anyone with accreditated to attend a FIS competition.
2. The minimum age to compete in FIS Moguls, Aerials or Halfpipe competition is 14 years before December 31st of the Calendar year.

3. In FIS World Cup competitions, the Race Director is a voting member of the Jury.

4. A competitor in Moguls who qualifies for Finals but does not start in the Finals receives a DNS.

5. The Jury has the right determine the competition format for the Halfpipe.

6. In Halfpipe, the banner fence must be 3.0 meters away from the wall of the halfpipe.

7. Monetary fines of less than CHF 1,000 for a single offence may be appealed.

[edit] Part 2a – Multiple Choice – Ski Cross

1.Which of the following duties are the responsibility of the Start Referee in Ski Cross:

    1. Determines late and false starts
    2. Reports to the Jury the names of competitors who did not start.
    3. Ensures reserve bibs are at the start.
    4. All the above..

2. The Referee in Ski Cross:

    1. Supervises the Finish officials.
    2. Informs the Technical Delegate the names of competitors who did not cross the finish line.
    3. Records reports from the Chief of Gate Judges..
    4. Sets the gates on the course.

3. In Ski Cross, the Gate Judges:

    1. Communicates with the Chief of Course.
    2. Records intentional contact.
    3. Reports to the Technical Delegate.
    4. Observes if the competitors passes the gate line of each gate.

4. How would you interpet the last sentence in the FIS Equipment Rules for Freestyle, Rule 6.1: Patches of different materials are allowed provided that textile fabrics shall remain, in any event, predominant

    1. Large patches of rubber can be used to increase the aerodynamic properties of the ski suit.
    2. Plastic or vinyl can may be used on the front ski pant to increase it's rigidity and fit around the athlete's legs.
    3. Sponsor patches made from rubber or vinyl are permitted.
    4. None of the above.

5. The Finish Referre notices a Ski Cross competitor's bottom of the pant leg is caught in the competitor's ski boot buckle. This situation may violate FIS Equipment Rules, Section E, 6.1 because:

    1. The competitor is intentionally improving the aerodynamics of the ski suit to go faster.
    2. The competitor accidently closed the boot buckle on the ski suit pant leg.
    3. The boot buckle prevents the natural fall of the competitor's clothing.
    4. A & C.

6. If a competitor in Ski Cross feels that violation of Rule 4508.1 occurred and a DIC was not announced, the competitor may:

    1. File a protest with the Jury.
    2. Request to the Chief of Course the heat be reviewed prior to the start of the next heat.
    3. Request to the Finish Referee or any other member of the Jury the heat be reviewed after the end of the race.
    4. Request to the Finish Referee or any other member of the Jury the heat be reviewed prior to the start of the next heat.

7. Which of these situations may not result in Intentional Contact or Blocking?

    1. Competitors A & B enter a turn at the same time and bump shoulders as they both move through the turn and Competitor A is knocked off balance, allowing Competitor B to exit the turn first.
    2. Competitor B exits a turn and moves his pole infront of Competitor A as Competitor A tries to pass Competitor B.
    3. Competitor A and B are skiing through a series of rollers in a straight line and Competitor A moves to her left, forcing Competitor B to slow down.
    4. Competitors A & B enter a turn at the same time and Competitor B grabs the back of Competitor's A bib, resulting in Competitor A falling.

[edit] Part 2b – Multiple Choice – Moguls, Aerials, Halfpipe & General

8. Results will not be accepted by the FIS if the following is missing:

  1. Competitors Nation Code
  2. Competitors' FIS Code
  3. Competition Codex
  4. Event Logo

9. To calculate a competition's FIS Race Points for Level 2, 3 or 4 competitions:

  1. At least 5 competitors with or without FIS points must complete the competition.
  2. The calculation of the FIS point level is the average of the 3 competitors FIS Points If the competition has 3 competitors with FIS points.
  3. The average FIS point value of the starting competitors must be equal to or higher than the corresponding entry points.
  4. If only 3 competitors staring the competition have FIS Points, the Competition's FIS Point value is always divided by 5.

10. The competition format for Halfpipe shall:

  1. Always include a Semi-Final.
  2. Be decided before and announced at the first Team Captains Meeting.
  3. Consist of finals with 12 men and 12 women.
  4. Consist of a 2 run Final with the 2nd run starting in the reverse order of the ranking from the first run.

11. When a Halfpipe competition format with a Semi-Final is used, which statement is not true:

  1. The top 3 Men and top 2 Ladies from each Heat in a 2-heat format shall advance directly to the finals; the next 6 Men and next 3 Ladies from each heat shall proceed to the Semi-Final.
  2. The top 2 Men and the top Lady from each heat shall proceed directly to the Final in a 3-heat format; the top 6 Men and the top 3 Ladies from the remaining competitors after the 3rd heat shall proceed to a Semi-Final.
  3. The Semi-Final consists of 2 runs; the competitor's best run shall count.
  4. The Top 2 Ladies in a 2-heat format and the top 3 Ladies in a 3-heat format shall proceed to the Final.

12. The Start Command in Dual Moguls is:

  1. «Competitors Ready! ... 3, 2, 1, Go!»
  2. «We are ready for the next heat, proceed to the start gate»; «Enter the start gate»; «Skier's Ready!»; «Go!».
  3. «Blue Course ready ... Red Course ready»; «Go!».
  4. «Blue Course ready ... Red Course ready»

13. How long must a competitor in Halfpipe be stopped in the Halfpipe until the competitor is stopped being scored?

  1. 5 seconds
  2. 10 seconds
  3. 15 seconds
  4. There is no time limit

14.The role of the Competitors' Advisory Committee is to:

  1. Act as voting members in the Jury.
  2. Monitor and provide input into all aspects of the competition pertaining to their competition.
  3. Appoint the Connection Coach.
  4. There is no Competitors' Advisory Committee

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