Mapple Pro-Am Slalom Challenge Format: 1st round: Will consist of straight up 6 bouy RC. Random draw running order in both Amatuer and Pro Divisions. Men and Women will compete together. Women with a one pass and 2 MPH handicap added (2@41 for women = 2@43 for men) 4 pass maximum. 2nd round: Will consist of 6 buoy " Non record" opposite slalom! There has always been discussion in slalom, as to who has an advantage, the left foot forward skier with 3 onside turns, or the right foot forward skier with 3 offside turns, but an onside pull through the gates. Gordon Rathurn at Ski Paradise has always had this discussion and actually put opposite side buoys out on his course to try it out. All skiers in round two will start through the gates from the opposite side (driver side), therefore ball number one as they know it will now be the opposite turn than they are used to. Will we see in a competition who has the advantage??? Gates will NOT be judged this round!
4 pass maximum.
Will be 4 buoy slalom...rapid fire! 6 skiers to Pro final, with 6 boats. 4 skiers to Amateur final, with 4 boats.
Last skier standing wins!
Top four (4) combined scores of the first two rounds make it to the final, plus the next two (2) skiers with the highest combined score of first two rounds, PLUS THE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF TWITTER VOTES!!
(twitter voting details will be announced)
Every buoy in the previous rounds is 1 point each, and each twitter vote counts for one vote
Top four (4) combined scores of the first two rounds qualify for amateur finals.
MORE DETAILED INFORMATION TO FOLLOW.