On the 19th August 2017, the Scooter Hut Pro Series will be making a stop at Rush Skatepark and will be holding the UK / European Pro Scooter Series 2017 qualifier!
This event is open to all riders, but the competition is PRO level only, and will see riders battle it out for their share of the £1000 prize pool as well as a place in the Pro Scooter Series final which will be taking place in the Australian Gold Coast!
The event will take place at Rush Skatepark on Saturday 19th August and will run from 10:30am - 8:00pm. Admission for competing PRO riders will be £35 (PRO riders must pre-register, more details to come), and public riding passes will be available for £25.
Booking is available here for spectators and non-competition riders passes: https://rushskatepark.sports-booker.com
Booking for PRO riders wishing to compete is available here: https://rushskatepark.sports-booker.com/index.php?showDate=2017-08-17 - (Due to an issue with the booking system, you must make sure you click on the PRO rider link first if you wish to book for it, or double check that you have the 'Weekly Sessions' tab selected on the booking system, this will allow you to book a PRO rider competition pass).
During the event, we will be running best trick competitions for the public pass riders in the intervals between PRO comps. We have £100 in cash that will be up for grabs on the day. In the interval between the PRO Street and Park comps, there will be a public Street jam where £50 will be up for grabs and in the interval between the Park and Bowl PRO comps, there wil be a park jam with another £50 available. So even if you're not entering the competiton, theres still a chance for you take home some cash!
Pro Series Comp (Park, Street and Bowl) - £900 prize purse (1st - £450, 2nd - £250, 3rd - £150, 4th - £50
Length of run: Two 1 minute runs in each section. (Park, Street and Bowl)
Riders in the Scooter Hut Pro Series will compete in the Street, Park and Bowl sections and will perform two 1 minute runs in each section.
These runs will be scored by the judges based on ‘Number of Tricks Landed’, ‘Difficulty/Amplitude’ and ‘Flow/Park Use’. (See below)
Each judge will score each category out of 10, in each section. The best score out of the 2 runs will count. These will then be added together and then averaged for your final run score.
Eg. Rider A: Street: 66, Park: 75, Bowl: 72 = 213 / 300
Each rider will perform two 1 minute runs in the ‘street section’, ‘park section’ and ‘bowl section’. The best run from each section will then be added together to give a final, ‘overall’ score.
Your best score between your two runs will be counted for final standing purposes.
In the event of a tie breaker situation, the riders involved will be required to perform a ‘best trick’ in either the ‘park’, ‘street’ or ‘bowl’ section, this will be the riders choice. The judges will decide who should go through based on these tricks. 3 attempts will be given to land the trick.
There will be 3 judges and they will score you in the following areas.
1- NUMBER OF TRICKS LANDED. For this category you will receive 1 point for each trick that you land. There is a total of 10 points available in this category. Eg. If you throw 12 tricks in your run but only land 9, you will receive 9 points.
2- DIFFICULTY / AMPLITUDE. For this category you will receive a score out of 10. It will be based on the overall difficulty of your tricks as well as the amplitude of your tricks. Eg. A flair whip will receive a higher score than a tail whip as it is more DIFFICULT. A buttercup 3 feet above coping will receive a higher score than a buttercup under coping as it has more AMPLITUDE.
3- FLOW / PARK USE. For this category you will receive a score out of 10. It will be based on the flow of your run as well as your use of the park. Eg. A run full of flyout tricks will receive fewer points than a run that is based on a single line that is linked together, as it has better FLOW. A rider that sticks to one area of the park will receive fewer points than a rider that uses multiple areas of the park as they had better PARK USE.
These scores will then be added together and averaged for your final run score.
The best score out of 2 runs will count for the event.
Helmets must be worn to compete.
Pegs ARE permitted for this competition.
Bar ends must be installed in order to ride. No bar ends, no riding!
Don’t ride in the cafe or leave equipment at the bottom of the stairs, on the floor, in walkways or in front of fire escapes.