Record Application

IWWF Rule 23 – Records

23.01: What Records are Recognized
The IWWF shall recognize World records for tricks points, slalom performances, jump distances and overall points for the Open Men’s and Women’s divisions, Under 21 Men’s and Women’s and for Under 17 Boy’s and Girl’s divisions. The Confederations may, in addition, recognise Confederation records under the same standards provided for World records. The Confederations may, however, recognise records for divisions other than those recognised by the IWWF. The Confederation in which a record may be recognised shall be determined by the nationality of the skier rather than the location of the competition.
23.02: Competitions where Records may be set
Records may be set only at competitions homologated as a Record Capability Event by the IWWF, a Confederation, a Federation, or the World Waterski Council.
In any one competition, no more than four rounds are eligible for setting records.
23.03: Jump Records
A jump shall be a new record if it exceeds the current official record. If the distance equals the established record, the skier will become co-holder of the established record.
23.04: Slalom Records
A slalom performance shall be a new record if it exceeds by 1/4 point or more the current official record. If the score is equalled, the skier will become co-holder of the established record.
The Rope (handle and rope) shall be measured by the Jetty Marshall under the responsibility of the Homologator 15 minutes after the skier skis. Should the rope be out of tolerance, then it shall be retained by the competition officials, at normal room temperature, and retested after a one-hour relaxation period. If the rope remains out of tolerance after the one-hour period, the record gets denied but the score stand.
23.05: Tricks Records
A trick performance shall be a new record if it exceeds the current official record. If the score is equalled, the skier will become co- holder of the established record.
23.06: Open Division Overall Records
Current World Overall Record Event Scores

SlalomTricksJumpOverall Record
Men – Adam Sedlmajer3.00@10.251075066.3m2555.38
Women – Natallia Berdnikava3.00@11.25974058.0m2581.12

An overall performance shall be a new record if it exceeds by 0.01 point or more the current official record. If the score is equalled, the skier will become co-holder of the established record. The scoring will be based on the scores noted in the following chart.

Overall Event Record Base Scores

SlalomTricksJump
Men2.50@9.75 (50.5)1257077.4m
Women4.50@10.25 (46.5)1126060.3m

Use these forms to calculate a potential new record.
The online forms are at: http://www.iwsf.com/rules/OverallRecordCalculator.htm

Overall Records may be set in competitions where there is no overall competition as long as there are distinct rounds of each event and the performances are all in the same round.
For an Overall Record, each discipline is treated as a separate record – with trick review, slalom review and jump review by the applicable event judges on the site. For the overall record, the three event applications shall be submitted for Waterski Council approval.
An overall record cannot be approved until such time as each individual event element is approved if that individual element is a record.

23.07: Under 21 Record
Current Under-21 records

MenWomen
Slalom3.00@10.251.00@10.25
Tricks1222010530
Jump69.0m54.6m

23.08: Under 21 Overall Records
Current World Overall Record Event Scores

SlalomTrickJumpOverall Record
Men – Joel Poland1.00@10.251103065.7m2534.20
Women – Anna Gay2.00@11.251053041.5m2253.13

An overall performance shall be a new record if it exceeds by 0.01 point or more the current official record. If the score is equalled, the skier will become co-holder of the established record. The scoring will be based on the scores noted in the following chart:

Under-21 Overall Event Record Base Scores

SlalomTricksJump
Men2.50@9.75 (50.5)1257077.4m
Women4.50@10.25 (46.5)1126060.3m

Use these forms to calculate a potential new record.
The online forms are at: http://www.iwsf.com/rules/OverallRecordCalculator.htm

Overall Records may be set in competitions where there is no overall competition as long as there are distinct rounds of each event and the performances are all in the same round.
For an Overall Record, each discipline is treated as a separate record – with trick review, slalom review and jump review by the applicable event judges on the site. For the overall record, the three event applications shall be submitted for Waterski Council approval.
An overall record cannot be approved until such time as each individual event element is approved if that individual element is a record.

23.09: Under 17 Records
Current Under 17 records

MenWomen
Slalom1.00@10.252.00@10.75
Tricks1205010440
Jump59.1m46.0m

23.10: Under 17 Division Overall Records
Current World Overall Record Event Scores

SlalomTrickJumpOverall Record
Men – Joel Poland5.00@11.25915055.1m2511.58
Women – Brooke Baldwin2.00@10.75867043.5m2754.70

An overall performance shall be a new record if it exceeds by 0.01 point or more the current official record. If the score is equalled, the skier will become co-holder of the established record. The scoring will be based on the scores noted in the following chart.

Under-17 Overall Event Record Base Scores

SlalomTricksJump
Men1.00@10.25 (55)1205059.1m
Women2.00@10.75 (50)1044046.0m

Use these forms to calculate a potential new record.
The online forms are at: http://www.iwsf.com/rules/OverallRecordCalculator.htm

Overall Records may be set in competitions where there is no overall competition as long as there are distinct rounds of each event and the performances are all in the same round.
For an Overall Record, each discipline is treated as a separate record – with trick review, slalom review and jump review by the applicable event judges on the site. For the overall record, the three event applications shall be submitted for Waterski Council approval.
An overall record cannot be approved until such time as each individual event element is approved if that individual element is in itself a record.

23.11: Ties in an Event
In the event of equal performances in a round of a competition event, the record shall be co-held no matter which skier may be the ultimate winner of the event.

23.12: Record Forms and Criteria
Specifications of equipment, courses and measuring devices shall be set by the Official IWWF Record Forms, which must be completed and certified by the Chief Judge and other required officials.
These record forms shall require that for a trick or slalom record, the performance must be video recorded.

a) Slalom. Boat video, Gate video, and end-course video will be as per the rule requirements. The event judges will examine the video for compliance to the Rules. The videos will be sent with the record forms to the chairman of the World Waterski Council.
The video will be examined to verify that the path is within the following deviation specifications:
Maximum deviation of the boat – 20 cm toward the buoy.
Deviation shall be calculated as being the average of the maximum two deviation measurements taken when the pylon of the boat is within a zone from 10 metres before to 10 metres after the buoy the skier is attempting to round. A minimum of ten deviation measurements must be taken within this zone.
Total cumulative deviation allowed based on score is as follows.

ScoreCumulative Deviation
0.25 – 1.0020cm
1.25 – 2.0028cm
2.25 – 3.0035cm
3.25 – 4.0040cm
4.25 – 5.0045cm
5.25 – 6.0049cm

b) Tricks. The video will be viewed in regular speed by the Event Judges for record verification. Although the record verification cannot change the score recorded in the competition, the score may be changed for the record submission. The video will be sent with the record forms and the “Pink Sheets” to the chairman of the World Waterski Council.

c) Jump. a video jump measurement system is required. These are the allowed Jump measurement systems:

SystemDescription
CorsonPhotogrammetric based system requiring one camera and grid buoys developed by Bob Corson (USA)
Olaf BoettcherTwo camera trigonometric system developed by Olaf Boettcher (GER)
JapanThree camera trigonometric system developed in Japan
Felix LoretoTwo camera trigonometric system developed by Felix Loreto (PER)
SplashEyePhotogrammetric based system requiring one camera and grid buoys developed by Donal Connolly (IRL)
VTMPhotogrammetric based system requiring one camera and grid buoys developed by Chip Sand (USA).

The Homologator will measure the exact position of the video jump buoys in the video jump buoy course (if used).
A video jump record submission shall include the survey, a copy of the video, a digital picture of the record jump, a digital picture of the video grid box if in the record jump, a digital picture of any of the buoys are obscured, and all configuration and setup files used appropriate for the system being to allow independent verification.
Electronically formatted videos must be submitted. It is important to note that files formatted as DVD movies cannot be accepted as they do not retain exact frame integrity for timing purposes. The files can be submitted via email or on a physical medium such as a CD or DVD

23.13: Record Administration

a) World Records may only be set at competitions sanctioned by the IWWF, a Confederation, or an affiliated National Federation. In some instances, a Confederation or Federation may specify specific events as record capability. In this instance, only performances from such specified events shall be considered for World Records.
b) At competitions where World Records may be set, the Competition Homologator shall be responsible for supplying the Chief Judge with the technical information required by the IWWF record application form.
c) The Chief Judge shall be responsible for the completion of the required application. The completed record form shall be sent by the Chief Judge within one week of the completion of the event to:

  • The skier’s National Federation.
  • The Chairman of the Confederation Waterski Council where the record was performed.
  • The Chairman of the World Waterski Council.

Under no circumstances will a record application be considered unless the appropriate record application forms are completed, and all rules conformed to within the stated time limits of one week (7 days).
d) Upon receipt of the form and the necessary support documentation, the Chairman of the World Waterski Council will either approve or disapprove the application and will advise the World Waterski Council members and the IWWF President of his decision.
e) The record will then be official, pending final ratification by the World Waterski Council.
f) The World Waterski Council must advise the Chairman of their ratification or disapproval of his ruling within 30 days of their receipt of the information.
g) Records shall be ratified if approved by a two- thirds majority of the World Waterski Council. There shall be no proxy voting.
h) A record can only be approved if the performance was achieved during a sanctioned competition. Record performances achieved during a run-off of a tie are not acceptable.
i) Should the Competition Homologator and/or Chief Judge fail in the responsibilities of these duties, sanction shall be determined and levied by the IWWF Executive Board following receipt of a report by the Confederation Waterski Council Chairman.
j) In the unusual instance where a potential World Record performance occurred, and it was intentionally not applied for as a World Record, the Competition Homologator, Chief Judge, skier, and Federation may be subject to disciplinary action as determined by the World Waterski Council and the IWWF Executive Board.

RECORD REVIEW PROCESS

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World, Confederation or National Records

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