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How to Judge a Whip
So what is the criteria that the judges are considering? In a nutshell, it's summed up as "sideways, amplitude and style." Breaking it down, here are the key components that combine to create the perfect whip:
Sideways: How far sideways you can get your bike. Ultimately, its about getting that bike to 90 degrees or beyond.
Style: It's an artistic thing. Is that sideways, high and forward, or low and forward.
Amplitude: The height and trajectory of a perfectly styled whip is usually the tie breaker factor.
Fluidity (aka steeze): Is the rider looking comfortable, carving off the lip, not looking stiff and landing nicely.
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