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Freestyle Cup 2020!
  NitroGuy!»UD
Freestyle Cup 2020!10:48 PM 03-May-20 : Quote : Report : #
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The Freestyle Cup is back for a spontaneous 4 month season! With so many returning players, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to host another fun competition.

•What is the freestyle cup?

The freestyle cup is what combines Trackmania and skate-themed stunts for a fun-filled competition! Freestyle, unlike the classic stunt mode in TM, has no in-game point system and requires a different set of skills compared to normal stunts. A typical freestyle map will have plenty of sections for which you can show off your skateboard skills, but with a TM vehicle. There will be a different map selected for each month.

•What is the goal of the freestyle cup?

The goal for each month is to create your absolute best 2-minute run on a freestyle map. Fill your run with as many stunts as possible and drive as clean and smoothly as possible, as if it were all recorded. At the end of each month, our judges will rate the run out of 500 points. The driver with the most amount of points across all three months will be crowned the winner!

•What kind of stunts are the judges looking for?

If you have any skateboard experience, you probably know terms like "50/50", "fakie", and "5-0", but that knowledge is not required. Here are a few examples of some freestyle stunts & tricks:


540 to slide, by Etii


reverse 180 to slide, by Maniamaster


slide, then slide x4 by NitroGuy

Along with these gifs, there are some videos as well. In the freestyle cups from 2007-2009, a few videos were made of the winning runs from various months, called "Ze Run."

Koko's run from August 2008
Timae's run from September 2008

...And some fantastic compilations from previous seasons:

FC January-May 2007
FC 2006 (Sadly the video is muted)

•How does scoring work?

As stated before, the goal is to fit as much into 2 minutes as possible, but still keep the driving smooth. There are many different categories for scoring in freestyle:

Tricks (Max 150 pts.): Stunts & tricks can each be scored from 0-9 points depending on how complex they are. Multiple tricks can be chained together for combos, as seen in the gifs.

Originality (Max 100 pts.): Create your own unique route with the best stunts you can do. Do not repeat the same stunts too many times, Don't use the same ramp/section more than once or twice, go out of your way to reach a further area, and innovate!

Style (Max 100 pts.): Smoothness is key. Do your best to land each stunt on all four wheels, don't let the vehicle roll over, and keep moving. No involuntary stops!

Ramps/Sections (Max 100 pts.): It's important to use as much of the map as time allows.. Try to reach the highest and lowest areas of the map and use as many ramps as possible.

Penalties (Max 50 pts.): Your run must be within the time limit of 1:55-2:05. For each second outside the time frame, a 1-point penalty will be deducted. All time penalties are rounded up to the next second. For example, if your run is 2:07.13, it will be rounded up to 2:08 and you will receive a 3-point penalty. Even if your run is 2:05.01, that is a 1-point penalty.

Respawns will also be a penalty. Five points for the first one, then 15, 30, 50, 75, 105....hopefully you don't respawn this many times.

Theoretically, 500 points is possible but your run would need to be as flawless as a perfect press-forward map in order to achieve that. In the freestyle cup, above-average runs range from 175-225 points, and great runs range from 225-275 points. Anything over 300 points is extremely difficult to achieve.

•The first map will be announced with this post. You will have until May 30, 2020 to submit your run.

To submit a run, private message me a link to your replay. Until the deadline, you can send as many replays as you'd like, but only the most recent one will count. Feel free to add me on Discord if that is easier for you: nitroguy#0365

•Do you have plenty of freestyle experience and are interested in judging? It would be a pleasure to have you sign up. Unlike the MTCs, judges are allowed to participate in the Freestyle Cup. They will judge all replays except their own. In order to better average the scores, I'm looking for as many judges as I can find. Send me a message if you'd like to sign up.

Any questions? Feel free to ask!

Last edited 03-May-2020 by   NitroGuy!»UD
  NitroGuy!»UD
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The first map of the 2020 Freestyle cup will be Punk & Freestyle by KOko. Even after 14 years, this map is still a fantastic map full of both old & new school spots that should be perfect for all skill levels.

The map can be downloaded here:
CP Version
1 CP Version

Once again, the deadline to submit your run is May 30, 2020. Have fun!
Last edited 03-May-2020 by   NitroGuy!»UD
  NitroGuy!»UD
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Originally posted by Timae ...
to add a few things to nitroguys post...

as it was written before, using lots of ramps is a very decent way to get to easy points. but if your run just do like 4 backflips and 3 boardslides, creativity / style is lost. also, usually there are some rather hard spots in each map - for those willing to try them and getting them done, the judges were (in former days) able to add some "risk points" or whatever they were called. so, if you're brave enough, feel free to mix them in.

combos will usually be rated with extra points. so (i dont have the schedule right in front of me for now), but for example backflip + 5-0 (as a combo) can be for example 12 points, whereas backflip and 5-0 in seperated spots would be something alike 7 or 8 points.

additionally, having longer grinds/slides will usually count as "achievements", since they are pretty hard on other environments then bay. there were some sort of regularity based on seconds, how long the grind was - from a short kiss (like < 1 sec), over slide (< 3 sec) to serious slide (<10 seconds); which will add some points here and there. based on those regulartities you will earn your score.

try to find a routing which combines stunts, slides (+combos) and having fun playing the cup. if those components come together, you will most likely be part of the top 10. balance between those is key. using different spots all the way just to go backflips for example will reduce the points you get for each one. doing backflips f.e. too consecutively, the first one will earn you like 5 points, the 3rd on 3 points (and so on).

using the respawn "if obviously not needed" (usually used if the car is flipped and wont turn back) will cause heavier damage to the run. you will definetely corrupt style and creativity and most likely re-use a section of the map. even if it sounds like "only 5 points" charging in the first place, most of the judges were pretty harsh on such decisions, since it was something cheat-alike. but since those rules were from years ago, i am pretty sure, there is lots of iteration space for that specific rule. to be honest, if i would see this kind of behaviour in a run, its definetely worth of like -25 points or even higher. (as far as i can tell, there werent lots of it, i cant even remember someone doing it, as a former judge).

have fun guys. its good see, that there are some people still getting sort of hyped up.
  Alucard
8:58 AM 07-May-20 : Quote : Report : #
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You crazy dude, I wish I could find a way to play the game again for that
  NitroGuy!»UD
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Make it happen!
  Chekers
10:17 AM 25-May-20 : Quote : Report : #
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Really good news !! I see the news just today but i try one run after 12 years ago. You have server online or not ?
I try to bring back other old guys
  Alucard
6:28 AM 30-May-20 : Quote : Report : #
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Managed to get the game running yesterday evening, will try to make a run in one day
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By request from a few participants, the deadline for this month has been extended a couple days to June 2, 2020. The next map will still be announced on June 1st
Last edited 30-May-2020 by   NitroGuy!»UD
  Alucard
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2 minutes feels a lot longer than I expected, idk if I'll manage
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I think you can manage
  NitroGuy!»UD
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Time for the June map announcement

The map is...

Free Dust [1-CP] by   Denim'
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"Free Dust [CP]"

Have fun! The deadline to submit your replay is June 30, 2020
  Denim'
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Hello and good luck !
  NitroGuy!»UD
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Hello Denim! Hope to see a replay from you!
  NitroGuy!»UD
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Here are the official results of the Freestyle Cup May 2020!

We had a record 14 riders this month!

RESULTS
Youriz - 311
Tuture - 295
DMW - 281
NitroGuy - 276 (tie)
Marius89 - 276 (tie)
Chekers - 270
DiAbl0 - 253
Mizu - 237
Triik - 232
Zari - 215
nicus - 207
banjee - 201
jooey - 148
Coyster - 145

Thank you to Mizu and Tuture for judging!

Link to all replays
Last edited 22-Jun-2020 by   NitroGuy!»UD
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New month, new map! This month's map is...

Pop Corn [1°CP] by   Titi
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"Pop Corn [CP]"

The deadline is July 31, 2020. Can't wait to see everyone's runs!
Last edited 01-Jul-2020 by   NitroGuy!»UD
  DMW»UD
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let's gooo xD
  NitroGuy!»UD
10:36 PM 13-Jul-20 : Quote : Report : #
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We have waited for about 10 days for Tuture's scores but sadly we have not seen him online since the end of June...10 riders this month Thank you Mizu for judging.

NitroGuy - 361
Youriz - 315
Tuture - 314
Mizu - 288
Chekerz - 283
DiAbl0 - 274
Blacky - 254
Mr Muh - 228
Zari - 228
DMW - 207

Link to all replays!

Link to judges scores
  NitroGuy!»UD
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On an impromptu note, I have decided to make the final map of the FC season a TM 2020 map, Bowl Extrem by Diabl0. I figured this would be a great way to spread freestyle to the new TM players and test the waters for possible future Freestyle Cups.

To play this map:
•Open TM 2020
•Join the "Freestyle Community" club
•Find this month's map in the "Maps" section, be sure to record your replay on the 1 cp version!

Time limit is still 1:55-2:05, deadline is August 31, 2020. Have fun!
  bless_dis_mann
6:14 PM 02-Aug-20 : Quote : Report : #
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So do we need to pay for access in order to be part of this month's freestyle comp?
  banjee»UD
9:33 PM 04-Aug-20 : Quote : Report : #
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Check discord, bless_dis_man. I sent you the track file
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