Regulations and rules

Length

We start with the 100m flat. In the future, we might add other sprints like the 200m and 500m flat up and downhill. But for now, we are keeping it simple for the first year with the 100m dash. To register world record holders, the organizer must follow the rules and regulations of the Super Sprint World Series. 

Track

The track must be at least 100m and flat, with less than 20cm difference in height. Each athlete has his lane, with a minimum of 3m in width. 

Prologue

Time begins at the start gate. Due to the absence of a start signal and reaction time, time prologue would not be counted as part of record time. The organizers determine the number of competitors that can qualify for the finals; there is no definite number. On normal circumstances, the prologue has its lane. But if there isn’t enough space, move the start gate so each lane would be used equally before the finals. The result of the prologue is not entirely useless. A person who has a better/fastest prologue time would be placed ahead of another even if both have the same result on the primary race. For example, in a race with four quarter-finals, each with four skiers, the fastest two would qualify for the final. The other two athletes who came third and fourth are kept aside. The best prologue time from the skiers who came third, the nr 3s, is chosen to go to the finals. The prologue will also be used to pick lanes in the knock out heats. Best time in prologue choose lane first.

Finals

The knockout sprint can either be 4v4 or 2v2, depending on the venue and the decision of the organizers. Ideally, 4v4 is the best if there is enough space.

 

In a 4v4 race, two of the best in each heat qualify to the next round.

 

While in a 2v2 race, the winners of each heat qualify to the next round.

 

Competitors that do not qualify from the prologue, the result from the prologue will count as the result. For the athletes that don’t qualify from the head to head duels, the prologue list will help the referee to divide for instance nr 3 in quarter-final one and quarter-final b.

Prologue start: Poles are placed in the ground in front of the gate. The athlete waits for 5 seconds beep before opening the gate himself. 

Heat start

The commands from the starter shall be “On your marks” and «Set» before the starter fires the gun. The athletes are placed one meter behind the starting line and wait for the starter’s commands. On the command «On your marks,» the athletes move to the starting line. Both poles and both skis must be in contact with the ground, and the tip of the boots must be behind the starting line. After the command «set,» all the athletes must stand still until they hear the sound of the gun. If an athlete raises one arm (due to problems) before the word «set» is shouted, the starter shall abort the start, and the skiers are again asked to stand one meter behind the starting line.

False start

If one skier moves after the “set” command, or start a movement with the upper body, the starter shoots twice to signal a false start. An athlete that starts falsely is then given a yellow card, which the athlete keeps throughout the season (from first to last competition in the Super Sprint World Series). A second yellow card for an athlete disqualifies him/her, and he/she is placed on the last lane. After the second yellow card, points are deducted from the athlete’s score, and then the athlete returns to having no outstanding cards. 

Weather and timing

All wind gauge equipment should be manufactured and calibrated according to international standards. The accuracy of the measuring equipment used in the competition must be verified by an appropriate organization accredited by the National Measurement Authority. Non-mechanical wind gauges should be used at all international competitions.  A mechanical wind gauge should have adequate protection to reduce the impact of any crosswind. Where tubes are used, their length on either side of the measuring device should be at least twice the diameter of the tube. 

The referee shall ensure that the wind gauge for Super Sprints is put beside the track, 50m from the finish line. The measuring plane shall be positioned 1.22m ± 0.05m high and not more than 2m away from the track. The wind gauge may be started and stopped automatically and remotely, and the information conveyed directly to the competition computer. The wind velocity from the flash/smoke of the starter’s gun is measured in 10 sec. If the tail wind’s pressure is high, the result will still count in the World Series, but not as a new record.

WILD CARD

The World Sprint Series can include up to two wild cards for entry into the quarter-finals per event.

 

Make it simple! First, male/female wins!