The High Five World Champs is back!
HFWC sees pairs compete for the ultimate High Five, with state of the art slap audio and precision hand connection technology, along with professional High Five judges to score our 'up top' hopefuls. Inaugural HFWC grand champions Amanda & Ronnie will be judging the performances, so you know the quality will be out of this world.
There are three main criteria the judges will be looking at in your High Five performance: The Three S's.
This is everything you and your partner do before the actual High Five. You each begin at opposite ends of the High Five strip, and when given the green light, make your way towards the middle however you choose - whether it's synchronised, complete freestyle, to music, dancing, doing the worm, walking backwards - whatever you want, just make sure it's entertaining and you'll have the judges in your pockets. Music choice is important here too, you want something the crowd will know and get them heaving, because if they're going nuts for you, chances are the judges will too.
A slow-motion capture camera will be positioned on the middle arch, shooting across the High Five strip towards a ruler which has a centre point of 0, then 1 either side, then 2 etc. You are aiming for the perfect 0. Slow motion replay will reveal exactly how close you came to High Fiving dead centre, but be warned - you are not allowed to move slowly, that's the camera's job. You'll want to keep your speed up, not only because it'll look wack if you try a slow High Five, but you won't score well on the next criteria, which is...
The third and arguably the most challenging of the three criteria is the audio level of your High Five. Attached to the centre arch will be a microphone which will capture the decibel reading of your High Five slap. Simply put; the louder the slap, the higher your score. As you and your partner are about to connect, the performance music will cut out so the microphone, judges and audience can hear that beautiful smack and respond accordingly - so you'll want to make sure you're hands are warmed up for maximum SLAP.
Get your high five buddy and start practising, we'll see you at Welles Street for an epic high five showdown!