Level 2 (2013-14)


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LEVEL 2 GENERAL TUMBLING

  1. All tumbling must originate from and land on the performing surface.
    Exception: Tumbler may [without hip-over-head rotation] rebound from his/her feet into a stunt transition. Rebounding to a prone position in a stunt is allowed.
    Example: Round off handspring and then a bump or contact from a base or bracer straight into a back flip would break this rule for levels 1-5. A clear separation from the tumbling to the stunt is needed to make this legal. Catching the rebound and then dipping to create the throw for the rotation is legal. This would also be true if coming from just a standing back handspring without the round off.
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  2. Tumbling over, under, or through a stunt, individual, or prop, is not allowed.
    Clarification: An individual may jump over another individual.
  3. Tumbling while holding or in contact with any prop is not allowed.
  4. Dive rolls are allowed.
    Exception: Dive rolls performed in a swan/arched position are not allowed.
    Exception: Dive rolls that involve twisting are not allowed.
  5. Jumps are not considered a tumbling skill from a legalities point of view. Therefore, if a jump skill is included in a tumbling pass, the jump will break up the pass.

LEVEL 2 STANDING TUMBLING

  1. Flips and aerials are not allowed.
  2. Series front and back handsprings are not allowed.
    Clarification: A back walkover into a back handspring is allowed.
  3. Jump skills in immediate combination with handspring(s) are not allowed.
    Example: Toe touch handsprings and handspring toe touches are considered illegal.
  4. Non-airborne skills must involve hand support with at least one hand when passing through the inverted position.
    Example: front and back walkovers, cartwheels and round offs are examples of non-airborne_tumbling skills.
  5. Airborne skills must involve hand support with both hands when passing through the inverted position.
    Example: Front and back handsprings are examples of airborne_tumbling skills.
  6. No twisting while airborne.
    Exception: Round offs are allowed.

LEVEL 2 RUNNING TUMBLING

  1. Flips and aerials are not allowed.
  2. Series front and back handsprings are allowed.
  3. Airborne skills must involve hand support with at least one hand when passing through the inverted position.
  4. No twisting while airborne.
    Exception: Round offs are allowed.

LEVEL 2 STUNTS

  1. A spotter is required for each top person above prep level.
  2. Single leg stunts may not be held at or pass through an extended position.
    Clarification 1: Taking the top person above the head of the bases would be illegal.
    Clarification 2: If the primary bases squat, go to their knees or drop the overall height of the stunt while extending their arms, this skill would be considered extended and therefore illegal, regardless of the back spot’s positioning.
  3. Twisting mounts and transitions are allowed up to a total of ½ twisting rotation by the top person in relation to the performing surface.
    Clarification: A twist performed with an additional turn by the bases performed in the same skill set, would be illegal if the resulting cumulative rotation of the top person exceeds ½ rotations. The safety judge will use the hips of the top person to determine the amount of total rotation a top person performs in a skill set. Once a stunt is hit (i.e. prep) and the athletes show a definite and clear stop, they may continue to walk the stunt in additional rotation.
  4. During transitions, at least one base must remain in contact with the top person.
  5. Free flipping or assisted flipping stunts and transitions are not allowed.
  6. No stunt, pyramid, or individual may move over or under another separate stunt, pyramid or individual.
    Example: A shoulder sit walking under prep is illegal.
    Exception: An individual may jump over another individual.
  7. Single based split catches are not allowed.
  8. ”True” (unassisted) Double Cupies are not allowed.
    Clarification: “True” (unassisted) Double Cupies are not allowed at extended, prep or below prep level.
    i.e. “True” (unassisted) Double Cupie = one base holding two top people.
    However, depending on the technique used, other variations of “Fake” (assisted) Double Cupies may or may not be allowed.
  9. A single full twisting log/barrel roll is allowed as long as it starts and ends in a cradle position and may only be assisted by a base.
    Clarification: Log/Barrel roll may not include any skill (example: kick full twists) other than the twist.
    Clarification: The log roll may not be assisted by another top person.
  10. L2 Stunts – Release Moves
    1. No release moves allowed other than those allowed at Level 2 in “Dismounts” and “Tosses.”
    2. Release moves may not land in a prone or inverted position.
    3. Release moves must return to original bases.
      Clarification: An individual may not land on the performing surface without assistance.
      Exception: See L2 Dismount “C”.
    4. Helicopters are not allowed.
    5. A single full twisting log/barrel roll is allowed as long as it starts and ends in a cradle position.
      Clarification: The log roll may not be assisted by another top person.
      Clarification: Log/Barrel roll must return to original bases and may not include any skill other than the twist.
      Example: no kick full twists
    6. Release moves may not intentionally travel.
    7. Release moves may not pass over, under or through other stunts, pyramids or individuals.
  11. L2 Stunts-Inversions
    1. Transitions from ground level inversions to non-inverted positions are allowed. No other inversions
      are allowed.

      Example: Legal: Going from a handstand on the ground to a non-inverted stunt such as a shoulder sit.
      Example: Illegal: Going from a cradle to a handstand or from a prone position to a forward roll.
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  12. Bases may not support any weight of a top person while that base is in a backbend or inverted position.
    Clarification: A person standing on the ground is not considered a top person.

LEVEL 2 PYRAMIDS

  1. Pyramids must follow Level 2 “Stunts” and “Dismounts” rules and are allowed up to 2 high.
  2. Top persons must receive primary support from a base.
    Clarification: Anytime a top person is released by the bases during a pyramid transition, the top person must land in a cradle or dismount to the performing surface and must follow the L2 dismount rules.
  3. Extended stunts may not brace or be braced by any other extended stunts.
  4. No stunt, pyramid, or individual may move over or under another separate stunt, pyramid or individual.
    Example: A shoulder sit walking under a prep is illegal.
  5. Extended single-leg stunts:
    1. Extended single-leg stunts must be braced by at least one top person at prep level or below with hand-arm connection only. The hand-arm of the top person must be, and remain, connected to the hand-arm of the bracer.
    2. The connection must be made prior to initiating the extended single leg stunt.
    3. Prep level top persons must have both feet in bases’ hands.
      Exception: Prep level top persons do not have to have both feet in the bases’ hands if they are in a shoulder sit, flat back, straddle lift or shoulder stand.

LEVEL 2 DISMOUNTS
Note: Movements are only considered “Dismounts” if released to a cradle or released and assisted to the
performing surface.

  1. Cradles from single based stunts must have a separate spotter with at least one hand-arm supporting the waist to shoulder region to protect the head and shoulder area through the cradle.
  2. Cradles from multi-based stunts must have two catchers and a separate spotter with at least one hand-arm supporting the waist to shoulder region to protect the head and shoulder area through the cradle.
  3. Dismounts to the performing surface, from above waist level, from stunts and pyramids must be assisted by an original base. Bases may not intentionally pop, move or toss an athlete to the performance surface without assistance. Straight drops or small hop offs, with no additional skills, from waist level or below are the only dismounts allowed to the performing surface that do not require assistance.
    Clarification: An individual may not land on the performing surface from above waist level without assistance.
  4. Only straight pop downs, basic straight cradles and ¼ turns are allowed.
  5. Twisting dismounts exceeding ¼ turn are not allowed. All other positions are not allowed.
    Example: toe touch, pike, tuck, etc.
  6. No stunt, pyramid, individual, or prop may move over or under a dismount, and a dismount may not be thrown over, under, or through stunts, pyramids, individuals, or props.
  7. Cradles from extended single leg stunts in pyramids are allowed.
  8. No free flipping or assisted flipping dismounts allowed.
  9. Dismounts must return to original base(s).
  10. Dismounts may not intentionally travel.
  11. Top persons in dismounts may not come in contact with each other while released from the bases.
  12. Tension drops/rolls of any kind are not allowed.

LEVEL 2 TOSSES

  1. Tosses are allowed up to a total of 4 tossing bases. One base must be behind the top person during the toss and may assist the top person into the toss.
  2. Tosses must be performed with all bases having their feet on the performing surface and must land in a cradle position. Top person must be caught in a cradle position by at least 3 original bases one of which is positioned at the head and shoulder area of the top person. Bases must remain stationary during the toss.
    Example: No intentional traveling tosses.
  3. Flipping, twisting, inverted or traveling tosses are not allowed.
  4. No stunt, pyramid, individual, or prop may move over or under a toss, and a toss may not be thrown over, under, or through stunts, pyramids, individuals, or props.
  5. The only body position allowed is a straight ride.
    Clarification: An exaggerated arch would not be included as a straight ride and therefore considered illegal.
  6. During the straight body ride, the top person may use different arm variations such as (but not limited to) a salute or blowing a kiss but must keep the legs and body in the straight ride position.
  7. Top persons in separate tosses may not come in contact with each other.
  8. Only a single top person is allowed during a toss.

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