The Universal Code - Global Launch
27 September 2012 / Posted by Brett Phillips
A very important announcement to our gravity family.
Since the early 1970’s, when Gravity Sports piqued the interest of riders and the general public across America and Europe, individuals have stepped up to take on the responsibility of organising legitimate events for gravity athletes. Since this time various organisations and associations have created a number of racing and technical rulebooks for their respective groups with no widely accepted and universal riders/technical rulebook which allows all riders to compete at an event knowing that their racing etiquette and equipment would meet all safety and technical standards as required for insurance.
Over the past 18 months GBHQ has supported the development and creation of The Universal Code, the first truly independent riders/technical rulebook that can now be adopted by event organisers as standard for the safe organisation, management and development of competitive gravity sports events.
The Universal Code has no alliance to any individual group, association or organisation and is the culmination of information, technical specifications, racing etiquette and safety rules derived from each of the major rulebooks currently in existence.
Those who have compiled The Universal Code have done so in the spirit of innovation, with respect to the historical origins of the each sport and with the intention of promoting and encouraging participation of new and existing riders. The Universal Code will continue to be developed and augmented over time to allow each of the disciplines to change and adapt to new challenges, new technologies, new riding styles and new race circuits as they become available.
With the support of a global insurance company and the national and international gravity community, The Universal Code has announced that insurance is now available to any event organiser that adopts The Universal Code as the basis for the safe running and management of their event.* (Conditions apply)
The Universal Code recognises and supports the efforts of all organisations/associations, both past and present, whom have contributed to the development of gravity sports across the world. The Universal Code's mission is to assist event organisers in the staging of safe and legitimate gravity sports events in order to see our respective sports flourish.
GBHQ are excited to have contributed to the development and creation of The Universal Code and we look forward to keeping our community updated on its future updates and developments.
For more information and to download a copy of the code, please visit;