Racer: PRO and Am class

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Racer: PRO and Am class

Post by Hans Koraeus » Sun Feb 19, 2023 11:50 am

On the World Ranking information section you can read the general text about racer PRO and Am classes.

1. Click the "Step by Step introduction" panel.
2. Click on the "Step 4: Pro and Am class" panel.

If you are an Am racer but want to be registered as a Pro racer, then do so here.
If you are currently registered as an Am racer (that all racers are by default), but you want to be running as a Pro level racer, then you need to manually request to update your racer class to Pro status. Please do so here, or send a PM to the ISSA.

- Pro class only exists for the Open class so far in the ranking. I.e. not for the Women class.
- But a woman may very well be registered as a Pro racer and will then be treated as a Pro Racer in the Open class (rather than an amateur).
- Once registered as a Pro you can not move back to the Am class again.

Self attributed vs forced attribution
Even though PRO status is a self attributed class it can also be set by ISSA. While reviewing the AM ranking ISSA may auto attribute Pro status to the top level guys, ie those Amatuers who typically place among the top finishers in the big events (Major and Main status events). It has been an unwritten rule that if you win a World Championship Amateur class then you will be registered as Pro for the next season.

Discipline classes
There is no ranking for the Open class. Only for Pro and Am classes.

- If you run an Open class at an event then ranking points will be counted according to your racer class.
- As a Pro racer you should no longer race in Am classes. If you do you will not get any ranking points.
- Am racers may try out racing in a Pro class. They will then get Pro ranking points. But, that also means they will get no AM points.

Pre-registered racers for WSG
As from 2022, with slalom skateboarding now officially under World Skate and included into the World Skate Games (WSG), it has become even more important to have your racer class in order. If you want to try and get pre-qualified for WSG through the World Rankings then only Pro and Women classes are counted.

Why do we have a PRO class?
- Pro racers typically want harder courses, separated from the Am's. (Especially for bigger events)
- Am racers typically want easier courses, separated from the PRO's.
- Am class was made to give newer racers motivation to race.
- If there are many racers (30 or more) then it's good with dividing qualification into groups anyway.
- When having webcast/TV production on limited time you want to prioritize the PRO and Women classes time/schedule wise.

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Re: Racer: PRO and Am class

Post by SHOTA SAKAI » Thu Apr 06, 2023 4:43 am

hello
i am shota sakai.
japanese boy.
issa is is "4669"

I am currently in junior class.
i want to enroll in pro class.

thank you.

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Re: Racer: PRO and Am class

Post by Paul Chestnut » Fri Jun 16, 2023 8:20 pm

Neeed to update to pro and my age is 55 this year. Grand master?

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Re: Racer: PRO and Am class

Post by Jani Soderhall » Tue Jul 18, 2023 1:11 pm

Paul Chestnut wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2023 8:20 pm
Need to update to pro and my age is 55 this year. Grand master?
When you make a request to us in relation to age, please submit the year of birth (month and day not used).

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Re: Racer: PRO and Am class

Post by Clement Perdrix » Mon Jan 08, 2024 3:10 pm

Hi,
I'm Clement Perdrix, ISSA reference 4456, currently running in the AM category.
I want to go in Pro category.

Thank you !

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Re: Racer: PRO and Am class

Post by Hans Koraeus » Tue Jan 09, 2024 1:50 pm

Clement Perdrix wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2024 3:10 pm
Hi,
I'm Clement Perdrix, ISSA reference 4456, currently running in the AM category.
I want to go in Pro category.

Thank you !
Once the rankings for 2023 is official (Deadline Jan 31) we will move you up to PRO class.

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