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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.

Quiz – Half Twisting Leap Frog

For this week’s quiz we’re looking at leap frog variations. 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 Leap Frog quiz is the skill is first Legal in Level 4. The poll results were:

  • Level 1 – 1 Vote
  • Level 2 – 145 Votes
  • Level 3 – 155 Votes
  • Level 4 – 51 Votes
  • Level Y5 – 3 Votes
  • Level R5 – 2 Votes
  • Level 5 – 6 Votes
  • Level 6 – 4 Votes

The explanation is available here.

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

Over/Under Rules

The moving over, under, or through a stunt, pyramid, individual, or prop rules, collectively referred to as the “Over/Under” rules, are only applicable when passing over or under a torso. They do not apply to only passing over arms or legs. This means you can punch front over a leg without violating this rule. The tumbling restrictions regarding Over/Under are the same for all levels, including Level 6, stating:

Tumbling over, under, or through a stunt, individual, or prop, is not allowed.

The stunt and pyramid restrictions differ by level, and don’t exist for Level 5.

No stunt, pyramid, or individual may move over or under another separate stunt, pyramid or individual. – Levels 1-3

No stunt or pyramid may move over or under another separate stunt or pyramid. – Level 4

Levels 1-3 can’t move Over/Under anything separate, but Level 4 can move Over/Under a separate individual. Please note use of the word “Separate” in the rules above because that is what makes some skills, leap frogs being an example, possible. A leap frog stunt passes over a torso, but since the top person is connected to the person they pass over, it’s not a separate stunt or individual so the rule doesn’t apply. The same concept applies to leap frog pyramids in higher levels.

Early Releases in Pyramids & Stunts

The most frequent violations so far this season have been related to early releases during pyramid release moves. When we refer to “Early Releases” we are saying the bracer and top person are not maintaining contact with each other. This year that requirement was made more strict and more objective than it was last season. It now says:

Clarification: Contact must be made with a base on the performing surface BEFORE contact with the bracer(s) is lost.

Stated another way this means the top person must be in contact with the required bracer(s) or someone on the ground at all times. (Exceptions to this must follow Stunt Release Move, Dismounts, or Toss rules). This applies to all pyramid release moves from Level 3 and up. It also applies to pyramid release moves with and without inversions.

For stunts we often see early releases during leap frog transitions in Level 2 and suspended forward rolls in Level 3. The early releases are due to the person initially holding the hands of the top person letting go early so they can catch the top’s seat or under the top’s arms, as they would in a standard cradle. If the top person is released during a leap frog in Level 2, the transition becomes a release move and illegal. If the top is released during a suspended forward roll in Level 3, the transition becomes a free flip and illegal.