Here we explain the most important rules to you.
If you have internalized all the rules, the next race will be pure pleasure and you can concentrate fully on the race and the riding pleasure. By the way, everyone over the age of 18 is allowed to participate.
THE MOST IMPORTANT RULES
Even if eSk8 is a leisure activity, there are rules that need to be observed. This keeps riding fun, safe and the risk of danger very low. As in road traffic, the top rule is also on the track: You are not allowed to drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. We also exclude those who take medication that impairs their ability to ride.
REASONS FOR EXCLUSION
In addition to alcohol, drugs, and certain medications, there are a number of other reasons why you are not allowed to go on the track. These include chronic back problems as well as cardiovascular diseases and pregnancy. While eSk8 is a safe leisure activity, it is physically demanding. Especially since it can lead to hard bumps, collisions and falls while riding. Please also ensure that you wear suitable clothing. Shoes with high heels, flip-flops, scarves, chains and the like represent a high risk when racing and are therefore also not allowed on the kart track. Bring sturdy shoes and make sure that you do not wear loose clothing or jewelry that could get tangled in the skateboard.
THE RACING RULES ON THE KART TRACK
Before you race, you will have to be equiped with your own protective equipment. Each race participant must have their head protected with a suitable helmet, knee and elbow pads, wrist guards, back protection, and suitable footwear. If the helmet is lost during the race, the competitor may not continue in the race. If you borrow a helmet from us, you have to wear a balaclava underneath for reasons of hygiene.
The top priority on the kart track is fairness! eSk8 is not a contact sport. Intentional ramming is not desirable. We reserve the right to punish unfair and/or dangerous behavior and to exclude the troublemaker from racing.
The most important rules and behaviors while racing are summarized for you as clear bullet points:
- Get familiar with your board and the track on the first lap.
- Intentional blocking is just as forbidden as racing in zigzag lines.
- Deliberate ramming of an opponent is prohibited.
- Always watch out for slower and inexperienced riders.
- If you feel sick, ride back to the pit lane immediately.
- Green light: the race begins.
- In the pit lane: always come at walking pace.
- Each participant takes part in the race at his/her own risk.
DETAILS OF THE RACE
- Go to the secretariat to confirm your registration for the race.
- Show the insurance certificate of the board
- You will be given the following documents
- The equipment registration sheet
- The timetable for the first day of the race
- Race numbers to put on your chassis, if provided by the organiser
- A liability waiver to be signed
- Each competitor will run a minimum of three laps, and the best of the times of the race of each competitor will be retained to determine the final classification.
- This allows racers to improve their overall race standings until the end of the race. In the race itself, competitors ranking is determined by the skateboard crossing the finish line, this will be measured by a timing device and a personal timing chip.
- Don’t forget to attach the transponder to your chassis, otherwise, you will be classified last in the time trials.
QUALIFICATIONS AND FINALS
- The groups will be based on the total number of partitipants. You will be ranked on the starting grid of the final according to the results of these heats. Be careful, in the results lists, not to confuse your race number with your place; you might get the wrong group! (this has already happened to some!)
- Every 2 winners of the group will go to the next level and so on till we reach the final.
- The race will be run over 5 laps and the finish line will be completed by the competitor crossing the finish line.
The results and the running order of the race can be viewed on a public monitor. There will be several categories of race results.
ESK8 Cup (example, could be extended by the number of participants) :
- EIGHTH: X racers on X groups
- QUARTER: X racers with 2 reintroduced on X groups
- SEMI-FINAL: X racers on X groups
- FINAL: 4 best pilots
AFTER THE RACE
- Wait for the end of the controls and the final classification of the race before rejoicing in your victory!
- Don’t forget to return the transponder that was kindly lent to you by the race organizer .
- And go to the top step of the podium to receive your cup and pop the champagne!