Author Archives: USASF

Clarification – Flip to Cradle

The correct answer to the Flip to Cradle quiz is the skill is Illegal in Level 6. Toe (and leg) pitch flips are specifically banned in a clarification to Stunts D, stating “Toe pitch, leg pitch and similar types of tosses are not allowed in initiating free flipping skills.” The USASF definition of Toe/Leg Pitch is:

A single or multi-based stunt in which the base(s) toss upward traditionally using a single foot or leg of the top person to increase the top person’s height.

Quiz – Flip to Cradle

This week’s quiz takes us to Level 6. The quiz will be open until Friday.

This quiz has closed. See below for the answer and results.

Clarification – Arabesque to Cradle Position

The correct answer to the Arabesque to Cradle Position quiz is the skill is Illegal in Level 2. As performed in the video, the back under one foot of the top person while the top is above his head. This makes the skill an extended single let stunt, which is not allowed in Level 2 (Stunts B1).

The video below, with the back on both ankles of the top person instead of being under the top person’s foot, is a version that is Legal in Level 2.

Quiz – Arabesque to Cradle Position

For this week’s quiz we’re visiting Level 2. The quiz will be open until Friday.

This quiz has closed. See below for the answer and results.

Clarification – Shoulder Sit Back Walkover

The correct answer to the Shoulder Sit Back Walkover quiz is the skill is Illegal in Level 3. The back walkover transition from a stunt to the performing surface is a downward inversion. The downward inversion starting in a shoulder sit, which is defined as being a prep level stunt, is not allowed in Level 3. In Level 3, “downward inversions are only allowed at waist level…” per Stunts J3.

A shoulder sit being defined as a prep level stunt negates the argument that the base of the shoulder sit having her hands around waist level and under the feet of the top makes the stunt a waist level stunt.

Quiz – Shoulder Sit Back Walkover

For this week’s quiz we’ve moved to Level 3. The quiz will be open until Friday.

This quiz has closed. See below for the answer and results.

The correct answer to the Shoulder Sit Back Walkover quiz is the skill is Illegal in Level 3. The poll results were:

  • Legal in Level 3 – 155 Votes
  • Illegal in Level 3 – 216 Votes

The explanation is available here.

This ruling and explanation are based on the 2016-17 version of the rules dated August 31, 2016.

Clarification – Log Roll to Flat Back

The correct answer to the Log Roll to Flat Back quiz is the skill is first legal in Youth 5. As performed the skill in the video is both a full twisting log roll and a quarter turning helicopter, and the first level allowing a twisting helicopter is Youth 5.

Below is a version that is legal in Level 3.

Quiz – Log Roll to Flat Back

For this week’s quiz you’ll have to identify the level. The quiz will be open until Friday.

This quiz has closed. See below for the answer and results.

The correct answer to the Log Roll to Flat Back quiz is the skill is first Legal in Youth 5. The poll results were:

  • Level 1 – 2 Votes
  • Level 2 – 36 Votes
  • Level 3 – 177 Votes
  • Level 4 – 116 Votes
  • Youth 5 – 15 Votes
  • Restricted 5 – 6 Votes
  • Level 5 – 9 Votes
  • Level 6 – 2 Votes
  • Not Legal in any Level – 3 Votes

The explanation is available here.

This ruling and explanation are based on the 2016-17 version of the rules dated August 31, 2016.

Clarification – Kick Full from Prep

The correct answer to the Kick Full from Prep quiz is the skill is Illegal in Level 3. With the skill not being fully released from the bases it does not meet the definition of a dismount, making it a stunt transition. The maximum amount of twisting for a stunt in Level 3 is 1 twisting rotation (Stunts C1) and the amount of twisting in the video exceeds that limit.

Below is an example of a Kick Full from Prep that is Legal in Level 3.

Quiz – Kick Full from Prep

For this week’s quiz we’re looking at Level 3 stunts. The quiz will be open until Friday.

This quiz has closed. See below for the answer and results.

The correct answer to the Kick Full from Prep quiz is the skill is Illegal in Level 3. The poll results were:

  • Legal in Level 3 – 240 Votes
  • Illegal in Level 3 – 158 Votes

The explanation is available here.

This ruling and explanation are based on the 2016-17 version of the rules dated August 31, 2016.