For the ski jumpers, the FIS Grand Prix in summer
is not only an interesting competition series, but
also an important series to test innovations and
changes under competitive conditions.
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.