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4202 The Moguls Course

4202.1 Joint Regulations for Ladies’ and Men’s Moguls Courses

4202.1.1 Homologation of Moguls Courses

Moguls courses for World Ski Championships, Olympic Winter Games and international competitions included in the FIS Calendar must be approved and homologated by the FIS.

4202.1.2 General Characteristics of the Moguls Site

The Moguls course must be uniformly covered in moguls, with a reasonably constant pitch and fall-line, free of obstacles, with satisfactory snow cover. The site must also conform to specifications contained in the FIS Freestyle Course Standards Manual.

4202.1.3 Layout of the Moguls Site

4202.1.3.1 The Moguls Course

The Moguls site should have a constant pitch with one continuous fallline. The slope should not be overly concave or convex, nor should it have distinct changes in gradient. The course should be as evenly covered in moguls as possible. Hard, sharp bumps should be smoothed out, deep ruts, ice balls and snow machine tracks should be removed. Bumps that throw the competitor too far into the air should be modified. With respect to air bumps (jumps) they should conform to Course Specifications for Moguls.

4202.1.3.2 Air Bump Criteria and Specifications

Measurement Maximum Distance to:

- the end of the last bump to the take off 4.0 m – 5.0 m

- the airbump takeoff to end landing 15.0 m

Jump Height 50 – 60 cm

Landing Zone Angle Greater than 26°

Takeoff Angle 26° to 30°

Air Bump Width 120 cm

4202.1.3.3 Control Gates

Nine (9) control gates, (maximum of 0.75 m wide by 1.20 m high) must be located on the course at equally spaced intervals, with gates width measuring 8-12 meters.

4202.1.4 Preparation and Inspection of the Moguls Site

4202.1.4.1 The Moguls course must be completely prepared for skiing before the Moguls competition and must then be available for training. When snow cover is minimal, the Organising Committee must transport additional snow to cover the course. The Jury may postpone or cancel a competition if the moguls do not satisfactorily meet a reasonable minimum to constitute a Moguls competition.

4202.1.4.2 Before training begins on the first day of official training, the competitors and Jury must inspect the course. The Jury shall determine the time of inspection.

4202.1.4.3 Moguls may be machine constructed and all care must be taken to ensure the lines are equal and the number and size of the moguls.

4202.1.4.4 Immediately after this inspection the TD and other members of the Jury shall be available on site to receive requests and suggestions from the competitors and trainers.

4202.1.4.5 To improve upon marginal lighting conditions the organiser may color the moguls, add pine bough branches, etc.

4202.1.4.6 Some moguls may be modified for use as Air Bumps (see 4202.1.3.2 and 3035.2.7). There should be air bumps at the top and bottom of each course in approximately the same positions. The takeoff of the top air bumps should be placed at 15% of the course length and the takeoff of the bottom air bumps should be placed at 20% of the course length from the finish line.

4202.1.5 Official Training

4202.1.5.1 The official training for the Moguls competition is an inseparable part of the competition. The competitors are required to participate.

4202.1.5.2 The official training shall encompass at least three days before the competition, although not necessarily consecutively.

4202.1.5.3 The Jury may reduce this period if sufficient training is available on one or two days.

4202.1.5.4 The entire facility must be properly prepared and with proper medical services available.

4202.1.5.5 Competitors not wearing their bibs will not be allowed to participate during official training.

4202.1.5.6 On the Moguls competition day the competitors are allowed a minimum of 30 minutes of training before the competition. A period will be designated at beginning of training for course inspection after which normal top-to-bottom training can take place.

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