[FWM News] USSA Masters Comp Guide and Newsletter

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Tue Nov 25 21:56:46 PST 2014

The 2015 USSA Masters Alpine Competition Guide with information about USSA masters racing around 
the country and this season's major regional and national events is available from the ussa.org web 
site. If you would like a hard copy of this year's guide, email Bill Skinner at bskinner at ussa.org 
with your mailing address. Far West Masters will also have some copies available at our opening 
race in Mammoth in December.


The Fall USSA Masters newsletter has also been sent out to all masters. You should have received a 
copy in the mail, or you can download a copy using the link below. This issue contains some great 
articles about technique and tuning as well as reports from all the masters divisions.


The fall newsletter also features an excellent article about competition rules, highlighting some 
of the key rules to be aware of this season. New this season, missing a gate in DH, SG, or GS is a 
DNF - you may no longer hike back if you have missed a gate or have come to a complete stop after a 
fall. (Hiking is still permitted in SL, as long as you have not been passed and do not interfere 
with the next competitor.) Important to know about is a new rule coming next season with stricter 
helmet requirements to meet FIS standards for GS, SG, and DH. Helmets that meet the new standards 
are recommended this season and will be required for ALL USSA competitors U14 and older in the 
2015-2016 season.

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