A player who already knows the rules of ski jumping and has read the betting offer of the sport properly should also know what to pay attention to in order for his bets to be effective. Ski Jumping, like any sport, has its own specifics, and the player must know what elements to pay attention to when placing a bet. Here are some practical tips that will come in handy when betting on jumps.
Tip #1. Watch the competition on a regular basis
It sounds trivial, but you can’t be influenced by just random odds because they are often unreliable. To win jump bets, you need to have excellent current knowledge. A player needs to know the players’ instructions, especially in recent contests. In jumps, it often happens that an athlete’s form is unstable, and after winning several competitions in a row, he or she jumps much worse. Although the odds and overall position suggest otherwise, sometimes using the truest options can be deceptive. Moreover, by watching competitions regularly, the player gets to know the players. The mental realm is extremely important in jumping. There are times when a participant who leads after the first round fails to sustain the tension and completely screws up his second attempt. A player who keeps track of such details can earn extra money by betting live, for example.
Tip #2. Find out the weather forecast for the competition
The weather plays a much greater role in jumping than in other sports. There are times when competitions are even cancelled due to bad conditions or only one series of jumps remains. It is often talked about “lottery” competitions, that is, those where the weather distorts the result. This is why the wind point compensation factor was introduced, but it still does not fully reflect the losses or gains that contestants make due to weather conditions. If the weather forecast for a particular event is unfavorable, it is best not to bet. Strong winds or rain can cause each of the players to fall into a weaker jump, and even the safest types will turn out wrong.
Tip #3: Pay attention to which hill the competition is on
This is a very important point, because if a player has the necessary knowledge, he can bet at higher odds. In jumps, some players have special preferences for the size of the jump. Of course, the best ones, such as Kamil Stoch or Stefan Kraft, are favorites regardless of the venue, but there are jumpers who have a much better chance of doing well on a larger or smaller facility.
Piotr Zyla is a very good example. The Pole is excellent on giant jumps, and the best proof of that is the fact that in recent seasons the 33-year-old has twice climbed to the bottom step of the podium in the general classification of the Flying World Championships. On other slopes, Gila has not achieved such significant success and has yet to win a single world championship medal. However, Gila is a jumper who flies great, but also performs well on other hills. There have been athletes in the history of jumping who have only focused on specific objects. The Slovenian Robert Kranjec won seven events during his career, six of which were in competitions on large hills. In addition to the size of the slide, it is also worth paying attention to the results of a particular jumper at a given facility in previous years. It also happens that a player has a few of his favorite spots and always does well on them.
Tip #4. Avoid odds that are too low
In jumping on the so-called “raises,” it’s best not to play anything. Mostly because of the random weather factor. If a player is playing an AKO, it is wise to avoid odds below 1.40, because sometimes even the most important habits can lead to horrible conditions and not be able to handle the jump. For example, at the competition in Nizhniy Tagil the leader of the 1st round, Markus Eisenbichler jumped in very difficult conditions and “flew” from first place to 28th! So game odds of 1.10 or 1.20 are just a meaningless risk.
Tip #5. Take tips from experienced forecasters
If you’re looking for inspiration and reliable advice, it’s worth visiting the websites of the handicappers. There you’ll find interesting tips with good odds before every event that will help you bet successfully on jumping jacks.
Before moving on to market analysis, tips or bookmakers’ offers on ski jumping, it is worth mentioning a few words about the rules in this sport and the most important things that a player needs to know before he starts betting on ski jumps.
FACTORS THAT CREATE THE FINAL NOTE
points for distance – for reaching a building point (each hill has a building point in a different location, depending on the size of the hill) the participant receives 60 points (120 points on giant hills), for each meter more points are added and for each meter points are deducted depending on the size of the hill (2 points per meter on K-90, 1.8 points per meter on K-120 and 1.2 points per meter on Mega hills). The length of the jump is measured from the take-off to the heel of the back boot of the jumper at the moment the ski touches the full length on landing with an accuracy of 0.5 meter.
style grades – awarded by five judges, the highest and lowest of the five grades are not counted, the others are summed. The assessment of one judge from 0 to 20 points. Judges evaluating the jump, take into account its length, the silhouette of the athlete in the air and landing.
Bonus – positive or negative points converted due to wind or a change in the starting area. Thanks to the bonus, the weather factor has a little less effect on the jumper’s score, but of course cannot cover the difference by 100 percent. However, thanks to the introduction of a special conversion factor, the jumps are smoother.
These three aspects make up a player’s jump score. The 30 jumpers with the highest scores in the first series of each competition advance to the second series, where they make another jump. The scores for both jumps are then added together to create a final score, according to which the order in the competition classification is determined.