Tag Archives: Helicopters

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.

Quiz – Half Twisting Helicopter

For this week’s quiz we’re continuing to ask you which level it’s first legal. The quiz will be open until Friday. Be sure to check out the last quiz updated with the answer and results.

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

Answers & Results

The correct answer to the Half Twisting Helicopter quiz is the skill is first Legal in Level 2. The poll results were:

  • Level 1 – 0 Votes
  • Level 2 – 132 Votes
  • Level 3 – 37 Votes
  • Level 4 – 46 Votes
  • Level Y5 – 36 Votes
  • Level R5 – 16 Votes
  • Level 5 – 37 Votes
  • Level 6 – 14 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 – L4 Helicopter Tosses

The correct answer to the L4 Helicopter Tosses quiz is both are Legal in Level 4. The part of the rule bolded below makes people question where the catchers need to be positioned.

…must be caught by at least 3 catchers, one of which is positioned at head and shoulder area of the top.

The official interpretation is both the base in blue and the base in yellow cover this requirement by being positioned at or above the waist of the top person and catching with one of their hands or arms above her waist.

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

Quiz – L4 Helicopter Tosses

For this week’s quiz we’re heading to Level 4. The quiz will be open until Friday. Be sure to check out the last quiz updated with the answer and results.

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

Answers & Results

The correct answer is both helicopters are Legal in Level 4. The poll results were:

  • Only the 1st is Legal in Level 4 – 36 Votes
  • Only the 2nd is Legal in Level 4 – 134 Votes
  • Both are Legal in Level 4 – 114 Votes
  • Both are Illegal in Level 4 – 27 Votes

The explanation is available here.

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

Quiz – L2 Twist to Prone

Our next quiz video is another sequence, this time for Level 2. The quiz will be open until Friday. Be sure to check out the last quiz updated with the answer and results.

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

Answers & Results

The correct answer is Legal in Level 2. The poll results were:

  • Legal – 142 Votes
  • Illegal – 92 Votes

The explanation is available here.