OK, let’s get this straight …
We’ll begin with “runs,” the place skaters will carry out full-fledged routines incorporating the ramps, rails and jumps all through the course. Every skater will get two.
Then we go to “tips,” that are one-offs. Hop in, hop up onto a rail or go some other place, make that board transfer, and land it. When you’re into gymnastics, you might image the “runs” as the ground train, albeit with loads of obstacles, and the “tips” as vaults. Every skater will get 5 of those.
In order that’s seven complete makes an attempt to indicate whose abilities pay the payments. Every skater drops three of these seven. Doesn’t matter if it’s a run or a trick.
For instance, let’s take a look at the highest three in qualifying:
Giraud had a 9.00 and eight.85 on his runs. Excellent. He then hit an 8.63 on his first trick. That’s three scores that depend, they usually’re all nice. So when he missed his subsequent trick for 0.00, that wasn’t alarming. When he scored 8.94 on his third trick, he had 4 scores that depend, all very excessive. The one means to enhance that rating was to do higher than his lowest rating to this point, the 8.63 on his first trick. And he did, with a 9.09.
Eaton additionally had issues down by his third trick. His runs have been 8.58 and eight.52. He missed his first trick however landed his subsequent two — 7.95 and eight.63. That’s rating that he made higher with a 9.34 on his final trick.
Huston took the longer highway. After a bobble halfway by way of his first run, he received a 7.52. On his second, he saved his slip-up for the top of the run and received an 8.12. Then he missed his first two tips.
So let’s take inventory — Huston had solely two scores above 0 after 4 makes an attempt to get some factors. He wanted to do one thing massive with two of his subsequent three. He began the bailout effort with an 8.66. Not dangerous. Then a stellar 9.13. That might’ve been sufficient for him to qualify, however he did higher than that, ending with an 8.96. That allow him drop the 7.52 from his first run.
It’ll make sense whenever you see it. Actually.