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AFP World Tour Rankings Formula Change

Mar 15, 2017

We have a major announcement to make regarding this season’s AFP World Tour Rankings...

As you are likely aware, any and all athletes’ Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air Global Rankings have been historically based on a formula that combines their top 4 results over the course of the past 52 weeks. 

However, due to a number of realities on this season’s AFP World Tour (including a lesser amount of Platinum-Level events than in years’ past, the absence of AFP World Tour Finals due to budgetary constraints of the event, a number of World Cup events (namely the Quebec City World Cup, the Olympic Halfpipe Test Event in South Korea, and FIS World Championships in Spain) declining to be sanctioned and a part of the AFP World Tour), and based on feedback we have received from the freeskiing athlete community, we have decided to change this season’s Global Rankings calculation in Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air to athletes' top 3 results over the course of the past 52 weeks, effectively immediately. 

Our decision to do this was based on the above factors, consultation with and insight from athletes who are vigorously competing on this year’s AFP World Tour, and in an effort to be a flexible organization that is able to act in ways that serve the best interest of the athletes. 

We encourage you to take some time to review the current AFP World Tour Rankings in the aforementioned disciplines, as due to this alteration, you will notice some changes on the heels of our latest rankings update, which you can check out by clicking here. Do note though that this will not affect the Men’s & Women’s Overall Global Rankings, or any of the Men’s & Women’s Junior Rankings. 

On behalf of all of us at the Association of Freeskiing Professionals, thank you to the athletes for your feedback on this issue, and to all of you for taking the time to absorb this information, and if you have any questions about the above or anything else AFP-related, as always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at anytime. 

Sincerely,

The AFP

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