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3041.1 Communications / Internet Connection

For all international competitions, there must be direct communication (telephone or radio, etc.) between the Start, judges stand and in the case of Ski Cross, Moguls and Dual Moguls, the 'Finish'. In Olympic Winter Games, the communications must be assured by fixed wiring. In the data service area, access to the internet (at least ADSL speed) is required for World Cup, World Championships and Olympic Winter Games competitions.

3041.2 Timing Equipment

3041.2.1 Electric Timing

For all international competitions electric timing with communication be-tween Start and Finish must be used, which will allow measurement of the times to 100ths of a second. 1000ths of a second, even when measured and recorded, may not be published or used in the event of competitors being tied in the 1/100’s of a second.

3041.2.2 Height of Timing Cells

The photoelectric cells will be placed at a height of 1.0 meter for the starting light beam or at approximately 0.50 meters on the starting gates. The starting installation must be placed in such a way that starting is impossible without it opening. The finish beam on the Moguls and Dual Moguls course should be at 1.0 meter high and the auxiliary finish beam at 0.75 meters.

3041.2.3 Independent Systems for Major Competitions

At World Ski Championships and Olympic Winter Games two independently functioning electric timing devices must be installed.

3041.2.4 Ski Cross Reaction Time

For the ski cross qualification and final, a reaction time will be measured and displayed at the start. The time will be measured from when the start gate is opened until a point 10 meters from the start gate. The reaction time will be measured and displayed to the 1/100ths of a second. This is required for World Cups, World Championships and Olympic Winter Games.

3041.2.5 Timing in Dual Moguls

In Dual Moguls, the timing is based upon the different in the time between the competitors as they cross the finish line. The first competitor that crosses the finish line, starts the time unit and the second competitor that crosses the finish line stops the timing unit.

3041.2.6 Timing Systems Approval

The timing devices must have the approval of the FIS.

3041.3 Hand Timing

3041.3.1 Hand Timing as Back Up System A hand timing system must be used at all times during the Moguls, Dual Moguls and Ski Cross competitions, as a back up to the electric timing system. For all competitions, the hand timing must be totally separate and independent of the electric timing at the Start and Finish.

3041.3.2 Calculation of Hand Timing

In the event of a failure of the electric timing system, the official hand time shall be calculated in the following way: The hand time takes the average difference between the official electric time and the hand time for the three runs prior to the missed electric time. If there were not three electric times prior to the missed time, then the closest three times to the electric missed time shall be used.

3041.4 Public Address - Sound System

3041.4.1 Music at Freestyle Competitions

Music will be used in all competitions.

3041.4.2 The Chief of Sound will be in radio contact with the competition officials at all times.

3041.4.3 The Chief of Sound and DJ is responsible for stock music during the competition.

3041.4.4 Moguls, Dual Moguls and Halfpipe

During the Moguls, Dual Moguls and Halfpipe competitions, stock music will be used and at the option of the Organisers, the competitors’ music can be used for this competition. The music should be up beat and energetic.

3041.4.5 Aerials and Ski Cross

Stock music will also be used during these competitions. A variety of exciting popular music is recommended.

3041.5 Judges Stand

The minimum size of the judges working area must be 3.0 x 10.0 meters.

The judges viewing area should be constructed to provide ample room for the appropriate number of officials and to provide room for viewing, storage of equipment and all proper amenities for the operation of the competition. This facility should be constructed in accordance with guidelines set out by the FIS Freestyle Committee. The facility must be weather proof, heated inside and have toilet facilities available.

3041.6 Timing and Data Area

The minimum size of the timing and data working area is 3.0 x 4.0 meters. Tables, chairs, electrical sources and heat need to be provided. The location of the timing and data area is defined according to the specific course specifications. The facility must be weather proof, heated inside and have toilet facilities available.

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