When does a prep not require a backspot?
- When it’s loading.
- When it’s just a prep (one person standing in the hands of two others at shoulder level).
- When it’s bracing another person who is in contact with their own bases.
- When it’s “bumping down”.
- When it’s dismounting using a “pencil drop” where the bases assist the landing to the feet.
- When it’s dismounting with a 360 reload where the base holds the foot during the twist down.
When does a prep require a backspot?
- When it is cradling.
- When it extends.
- When it’s bracing a top person who is released from her bases.
- When it’s bracing a flip, whether the top person in the flip releases from her bases or not.
Do you have a situation with preps and spotters that isn’t addressed above? Send it in!