The jumps that we perform in competition are judged by execution. There are 5 judges giving points from 1 to 10 each. The highest and the lowest score are cancelled, so for one jump you can get a max score of 30. That score afterwards is multiplied with the difficulty of the jump you performed. So every jump has its own max score.
I found my way to aerials through gymnastics (a swiss type of gymnastics). Also i was a passionate skier and i loved jumping over little kickers already as a kid – so aerials was basically the perfect combination of two of my favourite sports
What i love about aerials is its variety in training. There are new challenges to handle every single day – It really never gets boring! (exept if training is cancelled due to bad weather)
Training on the waterramps, in the gym , on the trampolin, in the bungee or on the diving board are just as important as the training on the snowramps.
A big challenge in aerial skiing is to keep orientated while fliping and twisting in the air. Its a colaboration between athlete and coach – The athlete’s feeling is not always the same as the coach’s view. So looking at jumps from different perspectives is really important.
“We devote ourselves to perfection in whatever we do”
because one little mistake can cost everything