In Ski Jumping, two innovations concerning the adjustment
of the wind/gate compensation, which were tested
during the FIS Grand Prix 2013, will be included
in the World Cup rules for the upcoming season.
This decision was made by the FIS Ski Jumping Committee
at the FIS Autumn Meetings in Zurich subject to
confirmation by the FIS Council. For the ski jumpers,
the FIS Grand Prix in summer is not only an interesting
competition series, but also an important opportunity
to test innovations and changes in competitive conditions.
The new rules state that if the inrun is reduced
by the coach, the respective athlete has to jump
at least 95 % of the hill size. If she/ he is not
able to reach this distance, the athlete will not
receive the gate compensation points for the shorter
In addition, the factor by which the wind conditions
during a jump with tail wind are compensated was
raised by 21 %. A long-term analysis by FIS Assistant
Race Director Miran Tepes has shown that such an
adjustment is necessary.