Tag Archives: Release Moves

Clarification – Log Roll to Flat Back

The correct answer to the Log Roll to Flat Back quiz is the skill is first legal in Youth 5. As performed the skill in the video is both a full twisting log roll and a quarter turning helicopter, and the first level allowing a twisting helicopter is Youth 5.

Below is a version that is legal in Level 3.

Quiz – Log Roll to Flat Back

For this week’s quiz you’ll have to identify the level. The quiz will be open until Friday.

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

The correct answer to the Log Roll to Flat Back quiz is the skill is first Legal in Youth 5. The poll results were:

  • Level 1 – 2 Votes
  • Level 2 – 36 Votes
  • Level 3 – 177 Votes
  • Level 4 – 116 Votes
  • Youth 5 – 15 Votes
  • Restricted 5 – 6 Votes
  • Level 5 – 9 Votes
  • Level 6 – 2 Votes
  • Not Legal in any Level – 3 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.

Quiz – Prep Release to Prone

For this week’s quiz we’re looking at Release Moves to Prone. 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 Prep Release to Prone quiz is the skill is Not Legal in Any Level. The poll results were:

  • Level 1 – 16 Votes
  • Level 2 – 32 Votes
  • Level 3 – 110 Votes
  • Level 4 – 77 Votes
  • Level Y5 – 2 Votes
  • Level R5 – 4 Votes
  • Level 5 – 6 Votes
  • Level 6 – 9 Votes
  • Not Legal in Any Level – 58 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 – Half Twisting Roll

The correct answer to the Half Twisting Roll quiz is first Legal in Level 3. In Level 2 log rolls must start and end in cradle position, which the skill in the video does not. In Level 3, generally release moves may not twist, but there is an exception stating:

Log/barrel rolls may twist up to one rotation and must land in a cradle, or flat and horizontal, body position

The skill in the video meets this exception, making it Legal in Level 3.

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

Quiz – Half Twisting Roll

For this week’s quiz we’re going to take a look at log rolls. 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 Roll quiz is the skill is first Legal in Level 3. The poll results were:

  • Level 1 – 59 Votes
  • Level 2 – 163 Votes
  • Level 3 – 87 Votes
  • Level 4 – 29 Votes
  • Level Y5 – 1 Vote
  • Level R5 – 0 Votes
  • Level 5 – 1 Vote
  • Level 6 – 0 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 – 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.

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

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 – 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.