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CONTEST RULES

3 WHEEL SHOWDOWN SOUND COMPETITION

DESCRIPTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

 

Here at the 3 Wheel Showdown, it is our desire to establish fair and reasonable guidelines for our sound contests. The following rules will allow for a more competitive but equal sound contest allowing individuals to enter our contest at the lower level and with the option to move to one of the higher levels, if desired. 

 FEATHERWEIGHT-THE FEATHERWEIGHT CLASS HAS TO HAVE AT LEAST 8 PARTICIPANTS AND ALL 8        NEED TO BE TRUE TO CLASS FOR THE CASH PRIZE OF $350.

 

  • FEATHERWEIGHT (No BBLs) – The bikes will/must retain the stock look/appearance of the bike. Therefore, the 10-inch sub box enclosure must fit in the space in the cargo area behind the seat (the tub). in either passenger or driver side but not both. Speakers located in these areas cannot be seen from the rear or sides of the bike. 

  • NOTE: There is allowance for beauty plate on the front side not to exceed (2”) inches from the stock panel. (See Figure 1) 

  • Tweeter will NOT be counted as speakers unless they have custom waveguides. Compression drivers/wave guides will be counted as a speaker

 

(6) speakers up to 6.5” & single 10” sub Max of 7 speakers

 

 

 

 

LIGHTWEIGHT-THE LIGHTWEIGHT CLASS HAS TO HAVE AT LEAST 8 PARTICIPANTS AND ALL 8 NEED TO BE TRUE TO CLASS FOR THE CASH PRIZE OF $500.

LIGHTWEIGHT (No BBLs) –The bikes in the lightweight category must maintain the stock look/appearance of the bike. Therefore, the sub box enclosures must be located in the two cargo compartments located behind the passenger and driver seats (the tub). Speakers located in these areas cannot be seen from the rear or sides of the bike. No 8-inch subs in conjunction with 10-inch subs will be allowed

  • NOTE: There is allowance for beauty plate on the front side not to exceed 2 inches from the stock panel. (See Figure 1a) 

(6) speakers up to 8” mid + 2-10” subs Max of 8 speakers

 

 

 

WELTERWEIGHT-THE WELTERWEIGHT CLASS HAS TO HAVE AT LEAST 8 PARTICIPANTS AND ALL 8 NEED TO BE TRUE TO CLASS FOR THE CASH PRIZE OF $750.

WELTERWEIGHT (Extended boxes allowed) – To establish a bridge between lightweight and middleweight we are allowing gradual growth with those  wishing to advance from one division to the other. This is the first division when moving up from featherweight or lightweight where extended boxes will be allowed. There are three (3) options for this class ;(Rear Facing, Inside Facing, and Side Facing).  The box cannot extend more than the following inches from the rear panel. Top (7 ½”), Middle (14 ½”), and Bottom (17”) inches. (See Figure 2 Rear Extension Box)  To the Individuals using a forward-facing box, which goes into the interior of the bike, it can’t exceed (8”) inches from stock panel. (See Figure 3 Forward Extension) To individuals using a side-facing box it cannot extend past the rear panel and not extend past the stock armrest, and must conform to the contours of the lower rear side panel. (See Figure 4 Side Extension)  Boxes must be either inside, Rear facing, or outside and not share space both inside and outside of the slingshot.

 

(8) speakers up to 10” mid + 2-12” subs Max of 10 speakers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIDDLEWEIGHT-THE MIDDLEWEIGHT CLASS HAS TO HAVE AT LEAST 8 PARTICIPANTS AND ALL 8 NEED TO BE TRUE TO CLASS FOR THE CASH PRIZE OF $1000.

 

MIDDLEWEIGHT (BBLs allowed) – It is our intention with this division, to establish a bridge between welterweight and middleweight giving gradual growth with those wishing to advance from one division to the other. This is the first division when moving up from featherweight, lightweight, or welterweight where BBLs will be allowed.  The bottom of the box cannot extend past the first lug on the back wheel (not to exceed (11”) inches). The top of the box cannot go past the furthest point on the rear light of the bike. Rear facing boxes can protrude outside the sides of the bike by (2”) inches even with the stock armrest and not more. (See Figure 5 Side/Rear View) NOTE Cannot go forward on the sides past the front of the armrest and must

conform to the contours of the lower rear side panel. Individuals using a forward-facing box, which goes into the interior of the bike can be up to (16”) inches deep to includes  2” inch  beauty plate (See Figure 6 Interior View) Rear facing boxes cannot extend (11”) inches deep. 

 

(16) speakers up to 12” mid + 2-12” subs up to 12” inches

 

  

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEAVYWEIGHT-THE HEAVYWEIGHT CLASS HAS TO HAVE AT LEAST 6 PARTICIPANTS AND ALL 3 NEED TO BE TRUE TO CLASS FOR THE CASH PRIZE OF $1000.

Heavyweight

 

(Unlimited Subs),  Max of 32 speakers drivers count as a speakers subs are included in the 32 speaker count (No Attachments/Trailers) 

EXTREME WEIGHT - EXTREME WEIGHT CLASS WILL COMPETE FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP BELT.

Extreme  (anything with a rooftop or trailer not built onto an EXISTING part of the sling)

CLASS      MUST HAVE        PRIZE            # OF TRUE TO CLASS

FW                  8                     $350                        8

LW                  8                     $500                         8

WW                8                     $750                         8

MW                8                     $1000                       8

HW                 6                    $1000                        3

EW                 ANY#             CHAMPIONSHIP BELT

NOTE: 

  • For all subs facing the interior there is an allowance for a 2” inch beauty plate

  • Tweeter will not be counted as speakers.

  • Compression drivers/wave guides will be counted as a speaker

 

3 WHEEL SHOWDOWN SOUND COMPETITION RULES

  • No buybacks due to the number of competitors and time constraints.  The practice of charging participants to continue once eliminated will not be used.

    • Each Slingshot must be registered with the correct Class (FW, LW, WW, MW, HW, EXTRM)

    • Each participant will meet at the host table to randomly draw numbers to see what order they will enter the ring to compete. All Grudge matches will be after the Event. 

    • It will be up to you to ensure you are logged into your equipment i.e. (Radio/DSP). Please log into your equipment prior to entering the ring.

    • Once you've pulled into the ring you will have 2 minutes to address technical issues. If you are not ready to compete after 2 minutes, you will be disqualified.

    • Each Slingshot must be able to pull in and out of the ring under its own power. If you cannot drive in or out of the ring, your Slingshot WILL be disqualified.

    • Clipping is an AUTOMATIC disqualification. A CLIP is any interruption of sound from your Slingshot audio. This includes loss of sound from one or more of your Slingshot systems (Tweeters, Mids, Subwoofers). * A majority of the judges judging the bikes have to hear the clip. If you receive a text or call during the competition you will be disqualified.

    • If a judge finds you have clipped, he/she will have the final word. Any argument will result in immediate disqualification.

    • Tunning (adjusting DSP, EQ or Crossover) during the competition is prohibited and will be an immediate Disqualification. Adjusting a bass knob or volume will not be considered tuning. If a judge finds you were tuning or someone else in the crowd is tuning, you will be disqualified.

 

 

              (updated 05/01/24)rules subject to change        

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