Hurley

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Incredible skills to use anywhere, energy management and feel for the water.
No barriers. Your imagination is the only limitation.
Flat Water Trickery was a new event in 2019 and it embraced the pioneering spirit of Hurley wonderfully. EXO are back for 2020 with this fantastic competition.

It's all about flow, the way everything comes together. A paddler may do a trick, stop and do another trick. This would score less than a ride where a paddler keeps the boat moving through one trick into another. This applies, even if the movement between tricks is not scoring.

Classes: Male and Female

Intermediate — you regularly do freestyle but have not made top 10 in a national standard competition in the last two years (in feature-based freestyle)

Elite — you compete regularly and have made top 10 in a national standard competition in the last two years (in feature-based freestyle)
Rules:
Boat must be a surface boat – old school, new school, but no Squirt.

Scoring: Variety, Difficulty and Flow (The EXO Factor):
Variety = number of different tricks.
Variety (V) gives a score representative of the number of tricks done. For this example, let’s say you hit 10.

Difficulty = how hard the trick is.
Difficulty (D) gives a multiplier based on achieving at least two tricks from a zone in the trick list. For example, if you hit two tricks or more from zone 5 (Jedi Master), your difficulty score is 2*5=10.

Flow = how the movements in the ride join.
Flow (F) is about time. If you maintain flow for 6 seconds, your score would be V*D*F or 10 *10 * 6, giving you a total score of 600.
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