In Freestyle mode, the WOO's LED will blink twice rapidly in both standby and record mode. If you power on your WOO and the light consistently blinks twice, you are ready to record in Freestyle mode!
If your device only blinks once, you are in Big Air mode. Hold the power button on the device for 5 seconds while in standby. The light will blink several times and then begin blinking twice at regular intervals.
If it is blinking three times, it is in Wake mode and will need to be switched within the WOO Sports app.
If you have recorded both Big Air and Freestyle sessions on the same device, your phone will download whichever session corresponds to the mode the WOO is in at the time. When you turn your device on standby mode to connect to your phone, check the light to see if it is blinking once or twice. If it is blinking twice it will download the Freestyle session and vice versa. Once you have downloaded one you can switch modes by holding the power button for 5 seconds and download the other.
When you are in the Kite section of the app you can always swipe between Big Air and Freestyle on the Activity Feed, Global Leaderboards, and your own profile as seen below:
Note: Kite - Freestyle is designed for riders to do tricks with the kite low (around 45 degrees). The highest scoring tricks will be those that have little assistance from the kite and therefore rely on the rider's ability to load and pop, keep the kite stable, and land smoothly.
Tricks are assigned a score based on a number of factors:
- Rotations: Your score will largely depend on the number of rotations you do on 3 different axes and the complexity/difficulty of those movements.
- Height & Airtime: The highest scoring jumps will have big height and low airtime. The WOO is looking for jumps that are relatively unassisted by the kite, so jumps with airtime over 3 seconds will be labeled as "Floaty" and will be given 0 points.
- Kite Position: Based on your height and airtime, the WOO can determine your kite's position and also see if you have gotten proper slack in your lines while unhooked.
- Landing Quality: Your score will partly be based on how well you land and will be assigned a category: Crash, Sketchy, Good, or Stomped. Not only does the device measure the g-force of the landing, but it also assesses how well you ride away from the trick.
Please also check out woosports.com/kite/tricktionary, for a list of tricks the WOO can recognize when the trick is well-perfomed. The WOO Tricktionary for Kite can also be found in Settings when in the Kite part of the WOO Sports App.
The WOO will pick up a trick if it is executed correctly according to the professional riders who have trained the device. We know not everybody will be doing tricks perfectly, so each trick has a field of lenience around it where the device will still register it has been done properly.
It is helpful to think of the WOO as a coach that will score every trick and offer you stats as you progress to the point where you can perfect it with proper form and kite position. Once it labels whichever tricks you do you can confidently show your friends that you're proficient at that trick! Even if tricks aren't detected, the algorithm is designed so that the best freestyle riders will consistently score the highest.
Lastly you should double check that the power button is pointed towards your right foot to ensure proper board orientation!
Since Freestyle mode is designed for the kite to be low, jumps with the kite overhead will not be scored well and whichever tricks you do will not be detected. Jumps with an airtime of over 3 seconds will be labeled as "Floaty" and assigned 0 points.
If you would like to add a trick or train a particular trick, send us a video of you doing it roughly 10 times in a row. Start recording your session when the video starts and we can match up the data and help train the algorithm to detect it. We are looking for consistency and proper execution, so make sure you can stomp it a bunch of times in a row!