Tag Archives: Flips

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.

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

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 – 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 – L6 Flip to Prone

The correct answer to the L6 Flip to Prone quiz is Illegal. The most correct rule to cite for this skill is Stunts D, specifically because of the 1st clarification, stating:

Clarification: Free flipping stunts and transitions that do not start on the performing surface are not allowed.

The skill does not meet the definition of dismount because it does not land in a cradle or on the performance surface. The skill meets the definition of a toss, but Tosses B says tosses must land in cradle position, which does not include landing prone.