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competition site: half-pipeclick to hear

The half-pipe event is set to music and consists of executing acrobatic figures by sliding from one side of a track with banked edges (half-pipe) to the other.
competition site: half-pipe half-pipe finish area start judges’ stand

half-pipe click to hear

Snow trail that is built on a slope and whose sides are elevated to a height of 10 to 13 ft.

finish area click to hear

Area marking the end of the half-pipe run; it is wide and relatively flat so that the snowboarder can stop safely.

start click to hear

Start of the run; snowboarders position themselves behind the start line and at the start signal they race toward the half-pipe.

judges’ stand click to hear

Stand reserved for the five judges who evaluate specific criteria such as maneuvers with and without rotation, amplitude and overall impression.