Category Archives: Clarifications

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.

Clarification – L2 Tumbling

The correct answer to the L2 Tumbling quiz is the tumbling pass is Legal in Level 2. The video is a running tumbling pass which allows a handspring series. The back extension roll does not change the pass into a standing tumbling pass.

Clarification – L4 Prep Liberty to Pancake

The correct answer to the L4 Prep Liberty to Pancake quiz is the skill is Illegal in Level 4 as performed. The skill is a downward inversion passing above prep level, which is not allowed per Stunts J2, Clarification 1. The exception

“Exception: Two leg “Pancake” stunts must start at shoulder level or below and are allowed to immediately pass through the extended position during the skill.”

does not apply because the skill is not a two leg stunt for the entire transition. Specifically the skill is not a two leg stunt at initiation, which is the bottom of the dip, instead it becomes a two leg stunt during the transition. The glossary definition of Pancake is

A downward inversion stunt in which both of the top person’s legs/feet remain in the grip of a base(s) while performing a fold over/pike forward rotation to be caught on the top person’s back.

Clarification – Prep Release to Prone

The correct answer to the Prep Release to Prone quiz is the skill is Not Legal at any level as performed. Although the likely intent is to land prone, the top person goes inverted. This makes the skill in the video a release move landing inverted, which isn’t allowed at any level.

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

Clarification – Half Twisting Roll

The correct answer to the Half Twisting Roll quiz is first Legal in Level 3. In Level 2 log rolls must start and end in cradle position, which the skill in the video does not. In Level 3, generally release moves may not twist, but there is an exception stating:

Log/barrel rolls may twist up to one rotation and must land in a cradle, or flat and horizontal, body position

The skill in the video meets this exception, making it Legal in Level 3.

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

Clarification – Half Twisting Leap Frog

The correct answer to the Half Twisting Leap Frog quiz is the skill is first Legal in Level 4 as performed in the video. During the leap frog the top person goes inverted. In Level 2 inversions may only be performed going from ground level to a non-inverted position. In Level 3 inversions are restricted to shoulder level, unless meeting the criteria for a suspended roll. In Level 4 inversions are allowed up to extended level.

The half twisting leap frog in the video below, without the top person going inverted during the transition, would be allowed in Level 2.

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

Clarification – Half Twisting Helicopter

The correct answer to the Half Twisting Helicopter quiz is it’s Legal in Level 2. The top person is twisting simultaneously on the horizontal and vertical axes and the base in blue maintains contact with the top person during the entire transition. The definition of Twisting Stunt says:

Simultaneous rotation on the Vertical and Horizontal axes should be considered separately, not cumulatively, when determining the degree of twist.

The amount on twisting on neither axis exceeds a 1/2 twist, which is the limit in Level 2 and the base in blue maintaining contact with the top person makes the skill a regular transition instead of a release move.

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

Clarification – Handstand Released to Prep

The correct answer to the Handstand Released to Prep quiz is the the skill is first Legal in Level 6 as performed. Release move rules says:

the bottom of the dip will be used to determine if the initial position was inverted

In the video the top person was dipped so low that she was no longer inverted at the bottom of the dip. This means she went from a non-inverted position, pass through being inverted, returning to a non-inverted position, also known as flipping. Flipping entries aren’t allowed until Level 6, giving us the correct answer.

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

Clarification – Prep to Prone

The correct answer to the Prep to Prone quiz is the skill is first Legal in Level 4. As performed the top person goes inverted, not just stopping at prone, making the skill a downward inversion. Downward inversions from prep level are first allowed in Level 4, making the correct answer Level 4.

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

Clarification – L1 Prep Level Liberty

The correct answer to the L1 Prep Level Liberty quiz is the skill is Legal in Level 1. All 4 required roles, Top, Base, Spotter, and Bracer, are filled by different people. The Top is in red and being supported off the performing surface. The Base is in blue, supporting the top person under the foot. The Spotter is in black, in a position to protect the top person’s head and neck. The Bracer is in purple, connected to the top person’s arm. If these 4 roles are filled by different athletes ta prep level liberty can be legally performed in Level 1.

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