Adjustment of the wind compensation

13 October 2013 05:52
Wind in Hinzenbach
Wind in Hinzenbach -
FIS / Horst Nilgen

Among other things, two innovations were successfully tested during the course of the Grand Prix 2013, that will now also be included in the competition rules for the 2013/14 World Cup season. This was decided by the FIS Ski Jumping Committee in Zurich. These two rules are concerning the adjustment of the wind/gate compensation.


If the inrun is reduced by the coach, the respective athlete as to jump on at least 95 % of the hill size, if he is not able to reach this distance, the athlete will not get the gate compensation points for the shorter inrun.


The factor with which the wind conditions during a jump with tail wind are compensated were raised by 21 %. A long term analysis made by assistant race director Miran Tepes after last winter, showed that such an adjustment was necessary