Ever wanted to enter a Scooter Competition but not sure what to expect? Here at ProScooter we break it down for you. In this part we’ll look at how scooter competitions are judged and what you can do to max out your scores.
On a basic level, the rider with the highest score wins. This may be over a few runs or part of a jam session. Judges award these scores based on a range of criteria.
In general, the judges with be looking at:
Style & Flow
This can mean a lot of things to a lot of different judges. But we all know a stylish rider when we see one. They maintain speed, nice flow throughout the course. They land difficult tricks but make them look effortless. Speed and height can help with this as you have more time to complete your trick and line up a smooth landing. They also want to see original runs and lines and maybe something that entertains. If in doubt, just think bigger, better and smoother.
This goes without saying, but it’s very important. Riders that perform more difficult tricks over a run will have great appeal to judges. Hard lines, technical tricks, big airs and gaps all add to the overall element of difficulty. Get a bunch of good combos going and you’re well on your way.
Whilst difficult tricks are awesome, doing the same trick again and again is not. Even doing similar tricks with slight variations repeatedly is not. Variations in general are OK, but at least try not to go back to back with them. You need to mix it up as best you can.
Bring in a variety of tricks and show all your skills. Throw in a grind or a manual in amongst your bangers and show that you’re not a one trick pony. At the very least avoid doing the same trick twice, nobody wants to see that.
If you’re doing more than one run, make them different.
Consistency / No Stacks
Right off the bat it has to be said..
Landing with one foot on the ground is a stack. It’s not completing a trick and almost doesn’t count.
You will be penalised if you put a foot down. Not only that you’ll lose flow points, especially if you put your foot on the ground a lot. You have almost zero chance of a top score if you put your feet down more than once during a run.
Essentially you want to be landing a lot of tricks without coming off, so the smoother the run the better.
Finding events to compete in is easy with the Scooter Competition and Events Calendar.