Tag Archives: Twisting

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.

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

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 – 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 – 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.

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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.

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 – Twisting in General

The correct answer to the Twisting in General quiz is the “Twisting C” video is the only version that exceeds a 1/2 twist.

In Twisting C there is nothing separating the 1/2 twisting entry from the 1/2 twisting rotation by the bases, making the skill a full twist from a rules point of view.

In Twisting A there is a clear stop between the 1/2 twisting entry and the bases rotating an additional 1/2. In this example the bases rotation, following clearly stopping the 1/2 twisting entry, could have twisted in the same stunt position forever without being considered a transition.

In Twisting B there is a change in twisting direction, making the skill a 1/2 twist in one direction, followed by a 1/2 twist in the opposite direction.

In Twisting D there is a dip following the 1/2 twisting entry. The bottom of the dip is a new point of initiation, making the 1/2 to extension a separate skill from the 1/2 twist to prep.

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

Quiz – Twisting in General

For this week’s quiz we’re discussing twisting. 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 Twisting in General quiz is Twisting C is the only video with a transition exceeding a 1/2 twist. The poll results were:

  • Twisting A – 21 Votes
  • Twisting B – 47 Votes
  • Twisting C – 315 Votes
  • Twisting D – 129 Votes

The explanation is available here.

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