Last year I had the opportunity to judge at the Dakine Airstrike in Saalbach. This is an FMB Silver Event. Tibor Simai was the reason for getting involved as he was looking for an extra judge to fill a seat. So of course I jumped on the opportunity and had a lot of fun with it! After this first event I was hungry for more and wanted to become an official judge of the FMB World tour I attended a judging clinic in Munich which took place during this year’s ISPO. Paul Rak from Canada was our instructor and he taught us everything regarding the FMB, the judging and so on… and we also did some Video judging from last year’s events, which was really interesting! I really like that the FMB has an organized system in place which judging of the riders is put under strict guidelines and criteria. This makes the process much more for the competitors through all the events. I want to support this movement as I am now an official FMB World Tour Judge. I can´t wait to be at all of the events and watch the guys shredding : )
What is the…
The Freeride Mountain Bike Association (FMBA) is a non-profit organization that follows the goal of guiding the mountain bike freeride sport into a more professional direction and firmly establishing it in the world of sports. To achieve this goal, the FMBA promotes high standards of judging, course design and safety and implements them in all events of the FMB World Tour. Athletes and event organizers are provided with a tangible world ranking system and reliable guidelines forming an organized and structured framework for a free and creative sport.
The FMBA advisory board is an alliance of core scene members consisting of professional athletes, event organizers and opinion leaders. After an internal voting February 2011, the FMBA’s Board of Directors consists of the president Todd Barber, vice president Tarek Rasouli and interim principal Alex Doerr.