Proposal 94: Merge Slopestyle and Street [ Revision 6 ]

Committee: Street
Submitted on 2019-05-24
Status: Passed on June 20, 2019




11A Overview

11A.1 Definitions


11A.1.1 Street

Street is a competition held on a street course. During preliminary rounds, competitors complete Timed Runs on the course. During finals, competitors complete Timed Runs as well as attempting Best Tricks,


11A.1.2 Timed Runs

Timed runs are completed anywhere on the course and last 40-60 seconds at the director’s discretion. Remounting is allowed in the event of a failed trick. Timed Runs will begin at a countdown or signal from an official and cease at the end of the allotted time.


11A1.3 Best Trick

During finals, Best Tricks are performed anywhere on the course. Best Tricks are performed after all competitors’ Timed Runs have been completed. Competitors attempt Best Tricks in the same order as Timed Runs. Each rider makes all of their Best Trick attempts consecutively, and does not have to use all of their attempts, and can attempt a different trick on each attempt. A Best Trick must be a single trick completed on the course.


11A.2 Rider Summary

This section is intended as an overview of the rules, but does not substitute for the actual rules.

• Riders must wear shoes and a helmet.

• Any number or type of unicycle is allowed.

• A rider may skip their turn, due to injury or equipment problem.

• You should be aware of the rules regarding equipment failure.


11B Competitor Rules

11B.1 Safety

Riders must wear shoes and helmet. Shin guards are recommended, but not mandatory.

11B.2 Unicycles

Any number of standard unicycles (see definitions in chapter 1D.1) may be used.

11B.3 Rider Identification

No rider identification is required.

11B.4 Protests

Protests must be filed on an official form within 15 minutes of the posting of event results. Protest is only possible against mistakes in calculation or other mistakes not connected to a judge’s subjective score. The Chief Judge must resolve all protests within 30 minutes of receipt of the written form.

11B.5 Results

Preliminary results will be posted once the calculation of the points is done. Results sheets will be posted after each category of an event. The protest periods begins at this point. Finals results may be held off until the award ceremony if it is on the same day.

11B.6 Event Flow

11B.6.1 Riders Must Be Ready. The Chief Judge chooses how to handle the riders who are not ready at their scheduled competition time. They may be disqualified or allowed to perform after the last competitor in their category.

11B.7 Preliminaries

All competitors will be placed in an order. Each competitor can attempt 2 or 3 Timed Runs at the director’s discretion. Competitors will perform their first Timed Run in this order before repeating the order for second and third runs.


11B.8 Finals

The highest ranking 5-8 competitors will compete in a finals round, to be held greater than 3 hours after the preliminary rounds. To ensure riders have adequate warm up time and to increase spectator numbers the final round should be held in the afternoon/evening. The existing course from preliminary rounds may be used, or changes may be made to the course. The riders will be assigned an order which should be presented in writing as well as announced before the competition. Competitors will each complete 4 Timed Runs. Each competitor will complete their first run in order, before repeating the order again for each consecutive run.


After completion of the Timed Runs, each competitor will have 3 attempts at a Best Trick.  Riders may choose to skip their turn for any reason e.g. in the event of an injury. Best Trick score is based on the sum of the each competitor’s 2 highest scoring attempts. Judges can include preliminary round judges as well as competitors that did not make the finals round.


11C Judges and Officials Rules

11C.1 Slopestyle Street Director

The Slopestyle Street Director is the head organizer and administrator of Slopestyle Street. With the convention host, they are responsible for the event logistics, the equipment and the system used to run the event. They must select the Chief Judge. They are in charge of keeping the event on schedule and answering questions about the event. The Slopestyle Street Director is the highest authority on everything to do with the Slopestyle Street competition, except for decisions on rules and results.

11C.2 Chief Judge

The Chief Judge is the head Slopestyle Street official. They are responsible for selecting the judges, overseeing the competition, handling protests, ensuring the event rules are followed, and answering questions about the rules and judging. The Chief Judge is also responsible for the accuracy of all judging point tabulations and calculations. An interruption of judging can result from material damage, injury of a competitor, or interference with a competitor by a person or object. The Chief Judge determines if the rider is at fault. If they are not, the Chief Judge chooses when to insert the rider back into the competition, along with the rider’s remaining time or attempts. The Chief Judge may be the same person as the Slopestyle Street director.

11C.3 Judges

11C.3.1 Judging Panel

There are three judges per section for the preliminary rounds, and five judges for the finals.

11C.3.2 Selecting Judges

A person should not judge an event if he or she is:

• A parent, child or sibling of a rider competing in the event.

• A coach, manager, trainer or colleague of the same club/team as a rider competing in the event.

• More than one judge from the same country on the same judging panel.

If the judging pool is too limited by the above criteria, restrictions can be eliminated starting from the bottom of the list and working upward as necessary, but only until enough judges are available.


11C.3.3 Judging Panel May Not Change

The individual members of the judging panel must remain the same for an entire category. In the event of an emergency, this rule can be waived by the Chief Judge.

11C.3.3.1 Rating Judge Performance

Judges are rated by comparing their scores to those of other judges at previous competitions. If a judge’s performance is determined to be too weak, they may be removed from the judging panel.

Characteristics of Judging Weaknesses:

• Excessive Ties: Using ties frequently (it defeats the purpose of judging.)

• Bias: Placing members of certain groups or nations significantly lower or higher than other judges.

• Inconsistency: Ranking a large number of riders significantly different from the average of other judges.

11C.3.4 Training

The judges workshop is set by the Slopestyle Street Director or Chief Judge. Either the Slopestyle Street Director or the Chief Judge will run the workshop with the workshop held before the competition. Potential judges should have read the rules prior to the start of the workshop. The workshop will include a practice session, each judge will re-read the rules, agree to follow the rules and agree to their potential removal from the list of available judges if they show excessive judging weaknesses, as determined by the Chief Judge.

11C.3.5 Slopestyle Street Comp Judging


11C.3.5.1 Preliminary Round


Timed Runs only.  If 2 runs are made, the highest scoring run is counted. If 3 runs are made, the sum of the 2 highest scoring runs is counted. Scored out of 100 points using the following criteria:


Difficulty 35%

Consistency 20%

Variety 25%

Flow 20%


DIFFICULTY worth 35% of total score. Judges score /10 (score * 3.5 = weighed score)

CONSISTENCY worth 20% of total score. Judges score /10 (score * 2.0 = weighed score)

VARIETY worth 25% of total score. Judges score /10 (score * 2.5 = weighed score)

FLOW worth 20% of total score. Judges score /10 (score * 2.0 = weighed score)


11C.3.5.2 Finals


Competitors are judged on Timed Runs and Best Trick, with 70% of the final score based on Timed Runs and 30% based on Best Trick. The final score of the Timed Runs is based on the sum of the each competitor’s 2 highest scoring runs.


Timed Runs scored out of 100 points using the following criteria:

Difficulty 35%

Consistency 20%

Variety 25%

Flow 20%


DIFFICULTY worth 35% of total score. Judges score /10 (score * 3.5 = weighed score)

CONSISTENCY worth 20% of total score. Judges score /10 (score * 2.0 = weighed score)

VARIETY worth 25% of total score. Judges score /10 (score * 2.5 = weighed score)

FLOW worth 20% of total score. Judges score /10 (score * 2.0 = weighed score)




Best Tricks are scored out of 100 points using the following criteria:


Difficulty 80%

Style 20%


DIFFICULTY worth 80% of total score. Judges score /10 (score * 8.0 = weighed score)

STYLE worth 20% of total score. Judges score /10 (score * 2.0 = weighed score)


Once the judges assign places for every competitor the results can be calculated with timed runs and Best Tricks providing a percentage of the total points. Timed Runs will provide 70% of the competitors total score with Best Trick providing 30% of the total score for a total of 100%.

After prelims, the highest scoring 5-8 competitors will move on to the finals. In finals, the rider with the most points is the winner.


11C.3.6 Sportsmanship

If a rider distracts or delays the competition or shows unsportsmanlike conduct, the Chief Judge may choose to warn or eliminate that rider.


11D Event Organizer Rules

11D.1 Venue

11D.1.1 Slopestyle Street Comp Performing Area

The course is to be composed of a single “zone”. The zone should be large and have a large array of obstacles encouraging a range of specific skills. The list below is an example of typical things that can be used in zones; however designers of the Street comp area should not limit themselves to the exact list.

·         A ramp with a skate park rail in the middle, and a ledge on either side. This zone will encourage technical grinds, without giving an advantage to a right or left footed grinder.

·         Two different manny pads (a smooth platform of at least 3 m x 0.5 m and between 7 cm and 15 cm in height), one with two revs of length, and one with just one rev of length. This will encourage the ability to perform technical flip tricks and other Street moves while having to set up quickly for the move down.

·         A set of 5 stairs and a set of 7 stairs with a handrail in the middle of each (that are of a similar size to one that you would find in a city, not extremely steep). This would encourage the ability to perform bigger moves of all types.


It is also possible to use a real street environment if that is possible. This may result in different obstacles than specified above but provides a 100% real street atmosphere. Independent from the setup a host can go for, they should always take care to offer room for

1.       Technical street

2.       Grinds

3.       Big tricks off larger drops.

The descriptions of the zones above should demonstrate the requirements of ideal course design while offering hosts room to be creative.

11D.1.2 Problems With Required Obstacles

The required obstacles must be built strong enough to endure many hours of heavy use. They need to survive the competition without changing their shape or stability. If one of the required obstacles is broken or made unusable during the competition, it must be repaired if one or more competitors say they need to use the damaged obstacle. If no competitors are impacted by the damage, no repair is necessary except for safety reasons, such as in the event of sharp exposed parts.

11D.1.3 Postponement due to Weather

In the case of rain or bad weather affecting an uncovered Street area, the organizers should postpone the events and exchange all the affected parts of the course for dry ones (replacing pallets for example). Events should be cancelled if considered dangerous. If postponed or moved to an indoor location the organizers must try to keep the allowances the same as outdoors competitions with metal pedals and marking tires allowed. Cancelled competitions should be rescheduled during the convention duration with Slopestyle Street held early in the competition schedule where possible to give a larger period of time for rescheduling.

11D.1.4 Music

In Slopestyle Street, a DJ plays music for the competition.

11D.2 Officials

The host must designate the following officials for Slopestyle Street:

• Slopestyle Street Director

• Chief Judge

The host must designate the Slopestyle Street Director well in advance of the event. For an international event, it is recommended that the Slopestyle Street Director is chosen at least one year in advance so that they may be consulted on scheduling. The Slopestyle Street Director must select the Chief Judge. The Chief Judge may be the same person as the Slopestyle Street director.

11D.3 Communication

Hosts must publicize details of the available competition area as far in advance of the competition as possible. Organizers of international championships must publish this information at least three months prior to the event. For other events, the organizers must specify the venue for the Slopestyle Street competition by the beginning of the convention/competition at the latest.

11D.4 Categories

Male and female competitions should be offered in each of the following categories: Junior Expert (0-14), and Expert (15+). The Advanced category is optional however not allowed at World Championships. If there are less than 3 Junior Expert competitors, they may choose whether to compete in Expert or Advanced (if offered). If age group medals are awarded, they will be set as 0-9 (Kids), 10-15 (Junior), 16-34 (Adult) and 35+ (Senior) and based on final placings in either Junior Expert, Expert or Advanced (if offered) competitions. If there are less than three females or less than three males overall, the male and female categories may be merged.

11D.5 Practice

Event organizers must arrange that the course for the Street competition is set up and available to be practiced on before competition. With different time frames depending on the time frame and duration of the convention/competition. Courses should be completed at least 2 days prior to the day of the competition for events greater than 4 days long. For logistical reasons, events of 1 - 3 days can provided the required practice time at the discretion of the competition organizers. This may be provided prior, but on the day of the competition. If practicing on the competition course is not possible prior to the competition day, the organizers may build similar objects at another location for the riders to train on.




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Change Log:

Revision 6 changed by Steven Hughes (13 Jun 21:20)

Fixed inconsistent orders, wording and scores

Revision 5 changed by Connie Cotter (11 Jun 18:11)

Removed duplicate 11D.4

Revision 4 changed by Steven Hughes (11 Jun 17:59)

Put in Mark, Tim and Edds Rules

Revision 3 changed by Steven Hughes (27 May 17:48)

Changed things based on Mark Edd Tim suggestions

Revision 2 changed by Steven Hughes (26 May 18:55)

Draft rules

Revision 1 changed by Connie Cotter (24 May 14:56)

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Agree: 8, Disagree: 0, Abstain: 0.

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