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can a skier who hasn't jumped or skied in a tournament in years, jump 5.5 or 6 foot open division in a class c tournament
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Tell us more. If you are female, no. Class C maybe. Some tournaments will not offer open. My guess is that if you have not had a score posted in awhile, Most sites would at the very least question what you are doing. There are rules that are in place to determine a open rating. That being said, I have seen in slalom a M4 skier that wanted to ski 36mph, ski open with a max score well below the open rating. I am not sure if they would allow that in jump. For the safety of the skier.... I would say no. There are only a handful of experienced 6 foot jumpers. I would think that any tournament host would know if a skier had enough experience in the past to handle a 6 foot ramp. Any tournament that we host if you are a UN known, we would try to encourage against it. For the safety of the skier I would hope everyone would at least question it.

The most recent example I can recall is when Zack Warden came back after a injury and did not ski for a extended time, but I think even he skied his first few events at 5.5 before he went up to 6.
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Since M1 and M2 can ski 5.5 without any pre qualification on ramp height 5.5 is certain. If B3, you can go 5.5 after a tournament score over a certain distance. (About 124/126 I don't remember the exact number)
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so I can or can't? jump 6 foot open. 38 male
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EB
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Looks like you would need to get to Level 9 in Men3 jumping, which is about 160 feet, before you would have the option to enter Open Men.  Only Open Men have the option of jumping at 6 feet.

Or, get to Level 9 in Men Masters jumping, where you could jump 5 1/2, and you would need to go about 170' to get to Level 9.  But, to enter Men Masters, you would still need to get to Level 9 in Men 3.

Back in the Olde Daze, before M1 and M2 and a lot of other differences, Men had to jump at 6 feet.  Men were age 18--34.
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EB
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If you really want to jump at 6 feet, one option may be to enter a tournament in another country than the US, where World Rules are used.

Again, in the Back When, a lot of promising Boys jumpers got eaten up by the 6 foot ramp when they moved from Boys (5' 28mph) to Men (6' 35mph).
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EB
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Note:  after the 2018 Nationals, you will be able to jump at 5 1/2' in Men 3.  The M3 record could go up by 5 to 10 feet, although it is 200' now which is a BIG distance.
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thanks
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Men 3
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Changing Men 3 to 5 1/2 is silly.  What is the point of MM if M3 can now go 5.5'?   What about anyone age 38 and over that now have to compete against incoming M2 skiers who have been going 5.5' for years?  This was a perfect opportunity to encourage/drive MM participation, and it was missed for the sake of matching IWWF, which the majority of M3 skiers are not and never will be concerned with.

Screwing over the skiers, no regard to the common paying competitive skier.  Add to that jerking around m4/m5 skiers by changing the ages, so some have moved into m5 (31.7mph), move back to m4 next year (33.6mph), and then back to m5.  I know of 3-4 skiers who may not continue to compete because of this.
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LePoint
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There never has been a point to mm jump. ( or mw anything, or mm trick, or
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No.
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I originally asked this question.  As a matter of fact.  I feel like if you going to raise the ramp.  just put it on to 6. who ever keeps changing the rules ffvjhhjddddgjbvcxdhkjg
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No way, how else would Pro's get amateur records
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