This is a Suspended Roll. Legal or not for high school under the 2012-13 rules? Watch the video, vote below, then join the conversation!
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The thought path on this from a rules standpoint is as follows:
- It’s an inversion, so it starts off as being illegal unless it fits one of the listed exceptions to the “No inversions” part of the rule.
- It is a suspended roll by definition, so the question is whether it is a forward or backward suspended roll.
- In either case, it goes from the ground back to the ground, so it isn’t breaking any rule of either skill.
- However, if it is backward, then it cannot twist and if it is forward, it can twist.
- The way they are holding the hands, and the fact that the flip itself (an arabian) is a 1/2 twist followed by a front flip means this skill falls into the “forward suspended roll” category, and is legal.
As Lance said below, it was legal last year and the years before.