- A top person may be inverted in partner stunts in which the base of support remains below shoulder level provided both the following conditions are met:
- At least one base or spotter protects the head/neck/shoulder area of the top person. This base or spotter must maintain contact with the top person until he/she is no longer inverted.
- During a downward inversion, two original bases or one original base and a spotter maintain contact with the top person in a position to protect his/her head, neck and shoulder area. This contact must be maintained until the top person’s hands are on the performing surface or he/she is no longer inverted.
Q1: Yo-yo’s are legal now. Does this require hand to hand contact like in a suspended forward roll?
You don’t have to have hand to hand contact for a yo-yo, just two bases in contact with the top during the downward part of the inversion, which a normal yo-yo does.
Legal: Cradle Back Walkover at 0:10
The top person’s base of support is not below the shoulder level. Additionally, during the downward part of the inversion, there are not two bases/spotters in contact with the top person in a position to protect her head/neck/shoulders.