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What are the tests for?

Created by esf, the tests allow everyone to progress step by step in their snow sports practice.

Based on specific technical criteria, our esf instructors validate the technical level of your child or teenager, their skills and the improvement required to progress in freestyle.

The freestyle ski tests 

young freestyler 

Validate 3 of the 4 tests in red 

Flat
  • Impulse two feet in direct track
  • 180° slide in each direction 
  • Tail press
  • Switch in direct track

Jib
  • To pass the initiation boxes in 50/50 

Kicker
  • Straight jump with two-foot grouping impulse on initiation kicker 

Air-bag / backcountry
  • Straight jump with counter rotation (shiffty, twist, ...)


Soft track / initiation
Flat : gentle slope
Jib : dancefloor and box, not very long, close to the floor, large kickers glued to the jib box.
Kicker / backcountry : flight curve line from 1 to 3 meters of low height

medium freestyler 

Validate 3 of the 4 tests in red 

Flat
  • Switch evolution on gentle slope
  • 360° slide in each direction
  • Cross Jump

Jib
  • To pass intermediate boxes in 50/50
  • Shuffle on initiation box

Kicker
  • Straight jump with counter rotation (shiffty, twist, ...) on initiation kicker

Air-bag / backcountry
  • Straight jump with grab
  • 180°


Gentle track / initiation
Flat : gentle slope
Jib : dancefloor and box, not very long, close to the floor, large kickers stuck to the jib box.
Kicker / backcountry : flight curve line from 1 to 3 meters of low height

Freestyler

Validate 3 of the 4 tests in red .

Flat
  • Awareness of reading and land use awareness
  • Low to moderate slope switch evolution
  • 180° jump in each direction
  • Ollie

Jib
  • 180° slip on initiation box
  • Slide on initiation box

Kicker
  • 180° slide on initiation kicker
  • Straight jump on intermediate kicker
  • Straight jump with grab on initiation kicker

Air-bag / backcountry
  • Attempt backflip / frontlip
  • 360°


Moderate / intermediate slope
Flat : medium slope, use of landforms and slope edges
Jib : box, more length, less width, single kink
Kicker / backcountry : flight curve line from 1 to 6 meters, moderate height


expert freestyler 

Validate 3 of the 4 tests in red .

Flat
  • Analysis and autonomous use of the terrain
  • Controlled switch evolution moderate to steep slopes
  • 360° slide switch
  • Nose press
 
Jib
  • Unnatural slide on initiation box
  • Entrance on switch on initiation box
  • Slide on intermediate box

Kicker
  • 180° grab on intermediate kicker
  • 360° on initiation kicker
  • Straight jump to expert kicker

Air-bag / backcountry
  • Backflip / frontlip
  • 540°
  • Switch 180°


Straight jump to expert kicker
Flat : medium slope, use of landforms and slope edges
Jib : box, more length, less width, single kink
Kicker / backcountry : flight curve line from 1 to 6 meters, moderate height

Freestyler pro

Validate 3 of the 4 tests in red

Flat
  • Optimized land use
  • Switch evolution all tracks
  • Nollie
  • 360 jumped

Jib
  • Unnatural slide on intermediate box
  • Switch entrance on intermediate box
  • 270° exit
  • Slide on initiation rail

Kicker
  • 360° grab on intermediate kicker
  • 540° on initiation kicker
  • 180° switch on initiation kicker
  • Straight jump with grab or counter rotation on expert kicker

Air-bag / backcountry
  • 720°
  • Off-center rotations
  • 360° Switch°


All tracks / expert
Flat : all slopes, use of all landforms track edges, track breaks/breaks
Jib : box and rail, all shapes, all entrances, multiple kink
Kicker / backcountry : 6-meter flight curve line, great height

Freestyler élite

Validate 3 of the 4 tests in red

Flat
  • Switch evolution for all types of snow and terrain
  • Hand drag

Jib
  • 270° entrance
  • Unnatural slide on initiation rail
  • Control of street entrances
  • Slide on intermediate rail

Kicker
  • 720° on intermediate kicker
  • 360° switch on intermediate kicker
  • Backflip / Frontflip
  • 360° on kicker expert

Air-bag / backcountry
  • Cork / organic 720° Cork
  • 900°
  • Switch 540


All tracks / expert
Flat : all slopes, use of all landforms, track edges, track breaks/breaks
Jib : box and rail, all shapes, all entrances, multiple kink
Kicker / backcountry : 6-meter flight curve line, great height

The freestyle snowboard tests 

P'tit freestyler

Validate 3 of the 4 tests in red 

Flat
  • Nose slide / tail slide
  • The four 180° jumped
  • Ollie / nollie

Jib
  • 50/50 intermediate box
  • Back boardslide (initiation box)
  • Back boardslide (initiation box)

Kicker
  • 180° Fs cab (initiation kicker)
  • Single grab (intermediate kicker))
  • Series of intermediate kickers

Airbarg / backcountry
  • 360°
  • Attempt to backfip / frontlip 
  • Grab tweaked (backside air, ...)

Freestyler

VValidate 3 of the 4 tests in red 

Flat
  • Ollie / Nollie 180°
  • 360° jumped

Jib
  • 180° back boardslide
  • Front boardslide (initiation box)

Kicker
  • 360° grab (intermediate kicker)
  • 180° back switch (initiation kicker)

Airbarg / backcountry
  • 540° or more
  • Frontflip / backflip 

Freestyler expert

Validate 3 of the 4 tests in red .

Flat
  • Ollie / Nollie 360°
  • Combo
  • Flat on all types of snow and terrain

Jib
  • Street entrance
  • 180° / 270° in / out

Kicker
  • 540° or more (intermediate kicker)
  • 360° Cab switch (initiation kicker)

Airbarg / backcountry
  • Off-center rotations
  • Switch start rotation

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