Rules

Freestyle

Competition Information, Rules & Technical Conditions

  1. Venue
  2. Category
  3. Competition Dates
  4. Schedule
  5. Competition Prizes
  6. Eligibility
  7. How to Apply
  8. Fees
  9. Training Flights / Practice Time
  10. Equipment
  11. Competition Officials
  12. Catering
  13. Entertainment
  14. Video
  15. General Rules
  16. Low Speed Free Routine
  17. High Speed Free Routine
  18. Musical Free Routine
  19. Flight Chamber Entry Procedure
  20. Judging
  21. Re-flights
  22. Protests
  23. Determination of the Champion Freestylist
  24. Information and Contacts

1. Venue

WindoorRealfly, Sector Aeroclub s/n, Empuriabrava, Spain 17487.

2. Category

Solo Freestyle Event (One Performer).
Three (3) Free Rounds: One (1) Low Speed (45 seconds working time), One (1) High Speed (45 seconds working time), and one (1) musical round. The working time for the musical round will be between 1 minute, 45 seconds and 2 minutes inclusive as appropriate to the Performer's music track.
All entrants will compete in one open category. There is no gender classification.

3.Competition Dates

Friday 22nd January & Saturday 23rd January 2016

4. Schedule

The competition will run concurrently with the FS Female, VFS, Dynamic 4-way and 2-way competitions, over two (2) days with the awards ceremony and party taking place on the Saturday evening.

5. Competition Prizes

Prizes will only be awarded with registration of 10 or more teams in any event.

First: 1 x iPad
Second: 20 minutes tunnel time
Third: 1 hour in Windoor WavePark

If there are less than 10 teams, non-cash prizes will be awarded.

6. Eligibility

6.1 All Performers should be experienced tunnel flyers.
6.2 All Performers who are new to Windoor Realfly must have been fully briefed, signed a waiver and have flown in the Windoor Realfly tunnel before the start of the competition.
6.3 A Performer may be of any gender.

7. How to Apply

7.1 Due to health and safety requirements (in terms of maximum building capacity), numbers of Performers are limited. Attendance at the competition is therefore by application and invitation only.
7.2 The maximum number of Performers and teams is 60. (Divided amongst all categories and disciplines including FS, VFS, Dynamic, and Freestyle).
7.3 Application forms should be completed by the performer and sent to Windoor Realfly as part of the payment inscription process.

Register here

8. Fees

8.1 Entry fees must be paid at the time of application via the online payment form. Payment can be taken on a Credit or debit card. An application form that does not include the payment is not a recognized registration.
8.2 The entry fee is 300€ per Performer . The entry fee includes 15 minutes of training time to be used from 17 – 22nd Jan 2016.
8.3 From the 18th December 2015, the discount will no longer apply and the price per team entry will be 350€.
8.4 For individuals participating in more than one event, the first entry will be paid in full, and subsequent registrations in other categories will be subject to a discount of 25%. This discount will only be applied to individuals and will not be applied to a team as a whole, unless all team members are participating in more than one event.
8.5 The entry fee is not refundable unless the competition is cancelled by Windoor Realfly.
8.6 In the event of the competition being cancelled by Windoor Realfly, the entry fee is the only refund that will be available. No compensation will be awarded to cover travel and/or accommodation expenses incurred by the Performers.

9. Training Flights/Practice Time

9.1 Training flights may only take place prior to the start of the competition.
9.2 Official training sessions can take place from 17 – 22nd January 2016. Performers will determine their speed settings during this time.
9.3 Additional training time is available prior to the competition weekend at additional cost on a first come first served basis, extended opening hours will be in operation to allow teams the maximum opportunity to train. Special training rates will to all registered teams at the price of 575€ per hour off peak.

10. Equipment

10.1 Each Performer is responsible for supplying their own ear phones, clothing and footwear.
10.2 Any equipment or accessories must be approved for use in the flight chamber.
10.3 Flight suits, helmets, goggles, elbow & knee pads and ear plugs may be supplied upon request on arrival, subject to availability.
10.4 Various items of kit may be available to buy from the Windoor Realfly shop.
10.5 Use of elbow and knee pads is optional, though advisable.
10.6 Each Performer is responsible to supply the music track for their musical round before the official training sessions. (.wav, .aif, .flac, .mp3, or .acc files are accepted.) A music track longer than 2 minutes will not be accepted.
10.7 Windoor Realfly will provide audio equipment including loud speakers for the viewing gallery, the music player and any necessary receivers to supply music playback to the speed controller (driver), Performer, live internet video feed and video recordings of the flight. The audio equipment and its operators must permit the Performer to command the start of the music track.

11. Competition Officials

11.1 The competitors will be notified of the attending officials during the Competitors’ Briefing.

12. Catering

12.1 There is a restaurant on site which will be open throughout the competition.
12.2 Competitors are welcome to bring their own food, but only food purchased in the restaurant may be consumed on the top floor of the tunnel.
12.3 Alcohol is not permitted to those who are flying until the end of each flying day.
12.4 Competitors are not permitted to bring their own alcohol into the tunnel facility.

13. Entertainment

13.1 After the awards ceremony on Saturday evening there will be a party.

14. Video

14.1 All competition flights will be recorded, including the music.
14.2 Copies of the competition flights may be available at an extra cost after the competition has ended.
14.3 No camera or video equipment is allowed in the flight chamber or flight chamber waiting area unless Windoor Realfly has given written consent.
14.4 All entrants will, by entering the competition, be deemed to have agreed to be filmed and the resultant images shall be owned exclusively by Windoor Realfly; its agents or assigns.

15. General Rules

15.1 All participants accept these rules as binding by registering for the Windoor Realfly Wind Games 2016. No departure from these rules is permitted. For anything not specified in these rules, the FAI/IPC rules will be referenced.
15.2 Where an unforeseen change is felt necessary to ensure the smooth running of the competition, a meeting will be held between Chief Judge, Meet Director and competitors.
15.3 Windoor Realfly reserves the right to amend or cancel the competition, rules and/or the prizes at their discretion. In the event of the competition being cancelled, Windoor Realfly will not be liable for competitors travel costs.
15.4 This information may be subject to change.

16. Low Speed Free Routine

16.1 The content of the routine is chosen entirely by the Performer.
16.2 Working time starts when the Performer separates from the flight chamber doorway into the flight chamber and terminates 45 seconds later. At the end of working time, a visual signal will be given and the Performer will have 15 seconds to exit.
16.3 Throughout the entire routine, the wind tunnel speed must always be at least 5% less than that required to sustain the Performer fully airborne, static in the head-down orientation. The wind speed must be no lower than 10% of the tunnel's output capacity. This will be verified by the Meet Director or another official acting on his behalf.
16.4 Routine will be scored on Technical and Presentation. between 0.0 and 10.0 for each criterion.

Technical:

  • Degree of difficulty of moves
  • Variety of orientations shown
  • Moves performed without loss of balance
  • Good body form maintained throughout all moves

Presentation

  • Original moves
  • Variety of moves shown
  • Full use of working time
  • Appropriate use of space in the flight chamber
  • Appealing body positions shown

16.5 Calculating the Flight Score: For each individual criterion, Technical and Presentation, the Judges' scores will be averaged with no rounding applied. The average scores will then be added and the result will be divided by two (2), then rounded to the first decimal place.

17. High Speed Free Routine

17.1 The content of the routine is chosen entirely by the Performer.
17.2 Working time starts when the Performer separates from the flight chamber doorway into the flight chamber and terminates 45 seconds later. At the end of working time, a visual signal will be given and the Performer will have 15 seconds to exit.
17.3 Throughout the entire routine, the wind tunnel speed must always be at or faster than the speed required to sustain the Performer fully airborne, static in the head-down orientation. This will be verified by the Meet Director or another official acting on his behalf.
17.4 Routine will be scored on Technical and Presentation. between 0.0 and 10.0 for each criterion.

Technical:

  • Degree of difficulty of moves
  • Variety of orientations shown
  • Moves performed without loss of balance
  • Good body form maintained throughout all moves

Presentation:

  • Original moves
  • Variety of moves shown
  • Full use of working time
  • Appropriate use of space in the flight chamber
  • Appealing body positions shown

17.5 Calculating the Flight Score: For each individual criterion, Technical and Presentation, the Judges' scores will be averaged with no rounding applied. The average scores will then be added and the result will be divided by two (2), then rounded to the first decimal place.

18. Musical Free Routine

18.1. The content of the routine is chosen entirely by the Performer and executed with a musical track.
18.2 Working time starts when the music starts and terminates when the music ends.
18.3 Throughout the entire routine, the wind tunnel speed must never be lower than 10% of the tunnel's output capacity.
18.4 Routine will be scored on Rhythm, Interpretation/Expression, Choreography and Appearance/Connection. between 0.0 and 10.0 for each criterion.
TIMING / RHYTHM (25%) – Judges assume a flawless total and deduct 1 point for each infraction. If a flyer is not rhythmically in sync with the music, no amount of proficiency in any other aspect can overcome this. The music is boss.
MUSICAL INTERPRETATION AND EXPRESSION (25%) – The basic characterization of the dance to the particular style of music being played and the choreographic adherence to musical phrasings and accents.
ORIGINALITY OF CHOREOGRAPHY / OR FREESTYLE VOCABULARY (35%) Overall performance (technical & execution 15%) and creativity using new and different movements in the choreography (20%).
APPEARANCE & CONNECTION (15%)
visual presentation: look of the flyer (special suit or helmet in accordance of the music theme)
Connection:
Music edition
Audience excitement
18.5 Calculating the Flight Score: For each individual criterion, Rhythm, Interpretation/Expression, Choreography and Appearance/Connection, the Judges' scores will be averaged with no rounding applied. The average scores will then be added and the result will be divided by four (4), then rounded to the first decimal place.

19. Flight Chamber Entry Procedure

19.1 There is only one doorway leading into the flight chamber. This is used for both entries and exits.
19.2 The tunnel will be set to the correct speed decided by the Performer during the official training session.
19.3 When the tunnel is at the correct speed and the Judges have signaled that they are ready, a signal will be given to the Performer.
19.4 There are no limitations on flight chamber entry and use other than those imposed for safety reasons by Windoor Realfly.

20. Judging

20.1 The flights will be judged from the viewing gallery. A backup DVD will be recorded, including the music, and used in the event of a technical problem.
20.2 A minimum of two (2) Judges must evaluate each Performer’s flight.
20.3 The Chief Judge is responsible for all judging and scoring.
20.4 If a video review is necessary, the Judges will watch each flight up to a maximum of two (2) times and at normal speed. The second viewing may be waived if all Judges agree it is not necessary.

21. Re-flights

21.1 Re-flights will only take place at the Meet Director's discretion, after presentation from the Chief Judge.

22. Protests

22.1 Protests may be permitted at the discretion of the Meet Director.
22.2 No protest can be made nor shall one be accepted that deals with the evaluation of a flight or a score given by the Judges.
2523 A protest fee of 35€ will be payable for each protest raised, regardless of the outcome.
25.4 Protests must be received within two (2) hours of the round scores being released. Protests received after this time will not be accepted.

23. Determination of the Champion Freestylist

23.1 The title of The Wind Games 2016 Champion Freestylist will be awarded to the Performer with the highest total score for all completed rounds.

24. Information and Contacts

For any questions relating to the rules or technical information about the competition please contact Lise Hernandez.

For all administration questions please contact Windoor-Realfly.