Tag Archives: Inversions

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.

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

Quiz – L4 Prep Liberty to Pancake

For this week’s quiz we’re looking at Level 4 Pancakes. The quiz will be open until Friday.

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

Answers & Results

The correct answer to the Prep Release to Prone quiz is the skill is Not Legal in Any Level. The poll results were:

  • Legal in Level 4 – 163 Votes
  • Illegal in Level 4 – 172 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 – 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 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 – 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.

Quiz – Handstand Released to Prep

For this week’s quiz we’re having you identify the level once again. The quiz will be open until Friday. Be sure to check out the last quiz updated with the answer and results.

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Answers & Results

The correct answer to the Handstand Released to Prep quiz is the skill is first Legal in Level 6. The poll results were:

  • Level 1 – 0 Votes
  • Level 2 – 11 Votes
  • Level 3 – 48 Votes
  • Level 4 – 180 Votes
  • Level Y5 – 4 Votes
  • Level R5 – 16 Votes
  • Level 5 – 31 Votes
  • Level 6 – 56 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 – Downward Inversion

The correct answer to the Downward Inversion quiz is No, it is only an Inverted Stunt. The definition of a Downward Inversion is:

A stunt or pyramid in which an inverted person’s center of gravity is moving towards the performing surface.

In this stunt when the top person is inverted her center of gravity is not moving towards the performing surface therefor it is not a downward inversion. Had the top person been in a prep level inversion, dropped to waist level, then rotated to her feet the skill would be considered a downward inversion during the drop from prep to waist level.

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

Quiz – Downward Inversion

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

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Answers & Results

The correct answer to the Downward Inversion quiz is “No, it is only an Inverted Stunt”. The poll results were:

  • Yes, it is a Downward Inversion – 80 Votes
  • No, it is only an Inverted Stunt – 223 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 – Cradle from Inversion

The correct answer to the Cradle from Inversion quiz is it’s first legal in Level 4. In Levels 1-2 both the inverted stunt and dismount would be illegal. In Level 3 the stunt would be legal, but the dismount rules state “Dismounts from an inverted position are not allowed” (Dismounts O). In Level 4 the dismount rule changes to “Dismounts from an inverted position may not twist” (Dismounts N), allowing non-twisting cradles from inverted position.

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

Quiz – Cradle from Inversion

For this week’s quiz we’re moving to dismounts from inverted stunts. 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 the dismount in the video is first Legal in Level 4. The poll results were:

  • Level 1 – 1 Vote
  • Level 2 – 2 Votes
  • Level 3 – 41 Votes
  • Level 4 – 206 Votes
  • Level 5Y – 7 Votes
  • Level 5R – 5 Votes
  • Level 5 – 27 Votes
  • Level 6 – 41 Votes

The explanation is available here.

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