At the Australasian Scooter Association, we recognize that judging can be an extremely difficult
job and we are committed to doing everything we can to help our judges with their role, and to
improve the overall quality of judging. We have worked hard to ensure our judging is at the highest
level of integrity. Judging is still a subjective art and we are looking to make it a simple,
transparent process which can be easily explained.
This guide has been created to help all our judges with their scoring, to create consistency in all
our competitions, and to build our confidence in the scoring, so that if we do have issues after a
competition we are able to defend our judges with confidence. It also provides riders and parents
with guidelines to help improve scores.
IF A RIDER'S SCOOTER BREAKS AND THEY ARE MORE THAN HALFWAY THROUGH THEIR RUN, THEY DO NOT GET A
THEY MUST HAVE THEIR SCOOTER FIXED BEFORE THE SECOND RUN.
NOTE: THE JUDGES DECISION IS FINAL. ONCE THE COMP IS FINISHED, THE JUDGES JOB IS DONE.
PARENTS, COACHES OR RIDERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO CONFRONT JUDGES OR OFFICIALS, UNDER ANY
* If you have an issue, you may contact your state Rep via email and discuss after the event. If
you feel you cannot resolve the issue at a state level, you may email the President at
All complaints must be via email, to maintain transparency.
PLEASE REVIEW THE JUDGING CRITERIA TO GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW THE JUDGES JUDGE.
The following sections will describe judging techniques we recommend our judges use and what we
require them to look for in competitions.
Each rider has the potential to score a total of 100 points. The points are divided into 5
categories listed below:
• STYLE - 20 Points
• CONSISTENCY – 20 Points
• DIVERSITY – 20 Points
• DIFFICULTY – 25 Points
• USE OF PARK - 15 Points
The judges are looking for a clean run, smooth landings, good height, and effortless looking
tricks, all the while maintaining speed and flow.
Style is not ‘street’ or ‘park’ or how a rider is dressed. If two riders throw the same trick, the
rider that takes it higher, better, and smoother will score higher.
Style is probably the most subjective opinion and although judges all should use the same criteria,
their perception of its worth will be different across the score sheets.
What the judges look for:
• Confidence shown in a rider’s run
• Attempting something different from other riders
• A fluid run (a run that flows from one trick to the next )
TIP: Plan your run to flow from trick to trick, from section to section, for example, locking into
grinds or doing tricks with height and full extension.
Consistency is how many tricks you land without stacking during your run. The judges will agree
prior to a competition what is a stack and what isn't to maintain consistent scoring across all
• Tricks completed without placing a foot on the floor
• A smooth run with minimal crashes
TIP: Doing tricks you have a higher chance of landing will make it easier to score maximum points
in this category. For example, taking your foot off during a feeble or a stall is a stack.
TIP: Rule of thumb is 3 points taken off per stack per judge (both feet coming off the scooter). 1
point taken off per foot drop per judge.
TIP: No rider should be placed in the top 90 percentile with one or more failed tricks.
Diversity is based on the variety of tricks the rider performs. The judges are mainly looking for
combining the park and street obstacles in the run and showing an all-round riding ability with a
mix of different tricks.
Tricks are roughly grouped in these categories: Whips and bars. Briflips and buttercups. Grinds and
stalls. Flips and spins. Manuals and nose manuals. Note that tricks are constantly being developed
and progressed so the above groups are just an example.
Doing a group of tricks or the same tricks repeatedly will have a negative effect on the score. But
doing variations of the trick will be rewarded. For example: Natural and opposite spins/bars/whips
as well as a variety of grinds/stalls.
• A run consisting of various types of tricks
• Using the park in ways other competitors are not
• A varied run with more obstacles
TIP: Try not to do the same trick twice!
To score high in this category the rider needs to push the limits, by performing the best tricks or
‘bangers’ as possible, through trick combinations, and particularly on hard obstacles.
• Tricks that are difficult to execute
• Technical tricks
• Difficult lines within the park
• Large gaps or high airs
TIP: Try to do something not being done by any other competitor or even anyone else in the world!
For example, ‘combos’ are essential, doing tricks back to back and linking them with manuals or
over gaps and transfers.
USE OF PARK (15/100)
What the judges look for:
• Using all the sections of the park (depending on layout, park maybe 3 or 4 sections)
• Performing tricks in each section, not just rolling over a section.
• If there are 3 sections, then each section is worth 5 points etc.
• Each section missed will lose 5 points per judge (so if there are 3 sections, and you only do 2,
you will get 15/20, per judge).