UHTI ( Union Huffy Toss Internationale) Official Rules of Competition
Object of the competition: To fling a “Huffy” (or other suitable bicycle) for maximum distance. Each contestant (“Tosser”) is to receive two chances to fling the bicycle in question onto the designated field of competition. Each “toss” will be awarded a numerical score. Scoring structure is based on the following.
1. One point is awarded for each foot of distance measured from the “Tossing Line.” This distance is not necessarily only to the initial point of impact but will also include any additional distance that the bicycle bounced, rolled, tumbled or otherwise traveled until coming to a final stop.
2. Three points are awarded for each time that the bicycle flips end over end.
3. Five points are awarded for each time that the bicycle completes a “barrel roll,” that is, a complete rotation either clockwise or counter-clockwise around the longitudinal axis of the bicycle.
4. Five points are awarded for each part of the bicycle that separates from the bicycle at any time during or after the toss up until the moment that the bicycle comes to a final stop.
5. Additional means of earning points appear below. These means are subject to judge’s discretion and can be adjusted up or down depending on the mood or state of mind of the judge(s) and of the contestant.
5a) A minimum of five points and up to ten points can be awarded to a contestant who appears at the “tosser’s line” in some form of costume. While it is possible for a store-bought or rented costume to be awarded the full ten points, higher value is placed upon costumes that are home-made and that carry a bicycle or bicycle-racing related theme.
5b) A minimum of one point and as many as five points can be awarded to a contestant for appearing at the tosser’s line sans shirt.
5c) A minimum of one point and as many as five points can be awarded to a contestant for appearing at the tosser’s line sans a form of lower garment, i.e.: pants, shorts, skirt, kilt, etc.
5d) A minimum of one point and as many as five points can be awarded to a contestant for appearing at the tosser’s line adorned in body paint or other means of non-permanent body/skin adornment.
5e) A minimum of one point and as many as five points can be awarded to a contestant for performing any type of dance before or during the actual toss.
5f) A minimum of one point and as many as five points can be awarded to a contestant for performing any type of song or for playing a musical instrument before or during the actual toss.
EQUIPMENT AND FIELD OF COMPETION
Item 1. THE HUFFY. The organizer of any recognized competition is to provide a suitable bicycle. While it is desirable that an actual Huffy brand of bicycle be used, it is entirely permissible to substitute a Murray, Roadmaster or any other bicycle originally sold by a department store, Toys R Us, or any other mass merchandiser including but not limited to Costco, Sam’s Club, BJ’s, etc. At the commencement of the competition the bicycle must be in complete ridable condition, i.e.: tires must be inflated and not leaking, brake(s) must be fully functional; if the provided bicycle has multiple gears the shifting mechanisms (shifters, derailleurs) must be functional.
Item 2. TOSSER’S CORRAL. To assure that no injury befalls any of the numerous fans commonly found these events, each Tosser is to remain within a 20’x20’ area delineated by suitable means. Solid barriers or stakes and ribbon are recommended for designating the perimeter of the Tosser’s Corrall.
Item 3. TOSSER’S LINE. One end of the Tosser’s Corral shall remain open to accommodate the actual tossing. Across this opening shall be a chalk line. A Tosser may use the entire Corral and may run; jump or travel by any means within the Corral (including riding the bicycle if possible) but may not cross over the Tosser’s Line. A Tosser who does step over the Tosser’s Line shall be assessed a penalty of five points, with another five points assessed for every foot traveled over the line.
PROHIBITED TOSSING ACTS