Camera necessary to judge slopestyle events

7:49 PM, Feb 5, 2014   |    comments
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SOCHI, Russia - Slopestyle ski and snowboarding is making its debut at the Sochi Olympics. It's an event that sends skiers and snowboarders down a combination of terrain park features, including 80 foot jumps.

The course often extends to the length of half a ski run, making it impossible for judges to watch it from just one vantage point.

It's why viewers will rarely see the judges. They are usually tucked away in some non-descript modular trailer watching dozens of cameras.

"Judging off video monitors is the best way to go," slopestyle judge Steele Spence said. "The judges see the run in real time, one time live, no relay, no rewind. We have to get our scores in relatively quickly after the run."

The cameras on the course in Sochi will not only capture the action for the judges, but also for the millions watching worldwide.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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