REDBULL ART OF MOTION RETURNS
Redbull AOM is back for the 11th year, but this time, at a new location in Matera, Italy. Currently scheduled for the 5th of October 2019 (on site qualifiers still not announced yet but expected to be around the 2nd of October)
This years AOM features a few key changes from previous years. The total athlete line up will be made of 12 Male athletes and 6 Female as opposed to the previous years of only having 3 Women participate. In addition to this, only the winner of the previous AOM is pre-qualified, as opposed to previous years when all finalists had their ticket to the next years comp guaranteed! The comp format features similarly to previous years with there being 2 rounds - semi finals and finals. For the semi finals the athletes will be divided into groups of 6 from which the top 2 advance (2 groups of 6 men and 1 group of 6 women). The finals will consist of the top 4 men and top 2 women going head to head for the trophy.
How to qualify?
Pre qualified athletes are Alexander Titarenko (winner of the previous AOM), and Kristian Kowaleski (winner of the AirWipp Challenge)
Throughout July you can submit videos for the onsite qualifier (top 4 men and top 4 women chosen will be invited)
Redbull has also partnered with NAPC (16-18 August) in Vancouver, and Lion City Gathering (12-15 September) in Singapore - the winning athlete from the Style events here also qualify for AOM (important to note that it is only the top men from these events)
And finally there is the onsite qualifier at Matera where the top 3 men and 2 women will get through to the main comp.
There will also be a local Italian qualifier to select the Italian wild card.
Online qualifier video guidelines -
Length: Video should be no longer than 90 seconds (if the video is longer, only the first 90 seconds of content will be taken into consideration).
The focus should be on the athlete.
Only one person (the athlete) should be visible and performing.
The face of the participant has to be visible throughout the video.
All scenes in the video have to be filmed outdoors, not in a gym facility or any other controlled environment.
No crash pads allowed.
Show the landings. All your landings must be visible.
Upload your video on: Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, Twitter, Vimeo, VK, YouTube
Online qualifier judging criteria -
Creativity: Use your body and your environment as creatively as you can.
Difficulty: Show moves that stand out and make the judges' jaws drop.
Flow: Combine your moves, try out cool lines and keep moving instead of just showing off single tricks.
Execution: Show the judges that you have total control of your moves. Make sure you show them your safe and clean landings – that's crucially important for the judges.
Overall performance: Show us what you've got, since this is your chance to earn your spot among the greatest freerunners in the world!
You can submit your video and read more here - https://www.redbull.com/it-it/events/red-bull-art-of-motion-pagina-evento/
A collection of stills taken by Kie Willis of the boys training out in Brighton over a couple of days