what is a tech element?


#1

look at title


#2

Tech = Technical. So that means a Technical element.


#3

jeesh thats helpful [/sarcasm]

i knew that, but what is a technical element?


#4

Slack Trapeze. :wink:

Im not gonna name them all but that’s one ::slight_smile:


#5

So “technical” was just too hard for you to spell out? You do know what the word “technical” means right? You can look it up in the dictionary if you don’t.


(ed) #6

i assume you’re referring to judging freestyles? ‘technical elements’ is just a way of breaking down the tricks/combos that are observed into clickable ‘packets’. examples would include folds, hops, boings, follow… you might do all of those things within one combo, and depending upon the judge/contest, you’d be awarded a certain number of clicks for each element. if you did like 30 boings in a row, you’d probably receive clicks for the first three reps, but after that you’d earn no new points (or potentially even get negatives depending on the context).

a well-rounded freestyle makes the best use of a diverse range of technical elements without repeating too much. if you watch tyler’s 5a on stage, he does a great job of planning long tangler combos, but he’s always subtly changing the element (i.e. , standard, reverse, outside-the-arm, staircase, etc.) so he’s always accruing points.

really it doesn’t just refer to what people would call ‘technical’ 1a (small, complex, knotted-up tricks). it refers to the way we look at groups of tricks made up of independent sections so they can be quantified (and don’t get me started on how subjective THAT is).


#7

Thanks! It is nice when you get a good answer ;D


#8

Good answers usually require well formulated questions. GIGO. You could have been more specific.


#9

just because you decided to be rude and sarcastic and misunderstand the question does not mean you can blame the person that asked the question if a good answer is given