ZH Classifieds
ZH Files
ZH Staff
WFTDA 12/1/2014 Rules
WFTDA 3/1/2014 Rules


Please Support Zebra Huddle!

Recent Posts

Jammer Passing Inactive Jammers by hellvis
November 14, 2019, 03:37:30 am

October 03, 2019, 12:54:03 pm

Clover Cup 2020 - March 20-22 - North Richland Hills, TX USA by SodOff
September 28, 2019, 10:09:13 am

September 22, 2019, 12:35:26 pm

Re: "Pincer" blocks = multipayer? by Bluebeard
July 11, 2019, 06:30:49 pm

"Pincer" blocks = multipayer? by Rego_Derby
July 11, 2019, 01:08:36 am

Re: Jammer Scoring Theory by Major Wood
June 26, 2019, 09:59:33 pm

Jammer Scoring Theory by Rego_Derby
June 25, 2019, 04:30:03 am

Re: Clamping down with the upper arm by bmd (2113)
June 12, 2019, 07:54:29 pm

Re: Ref facepaint by Major Wood
June 12, 2019, 04:16:34 pm

Author Topic: Forearms Clarification Required  (Read 2120 times)

Offline Brother Grim

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 163
  • Stats Sheet: 6
Forearms Clarification Required
« on: April 13, 2010, 04:25:59 am »
Recently a WFTDA ref gave a clarification to some of our refs (not including myself) at a B&T training camp in regards to Forearms that I'd like to hear more about.

Word is that if a skater attempts to break through a wall with her forearms pulled into her chest in a vertical position (elbows below ribs, hands below chin) and makes initial contact with the forearms then this would be a penalty evaluated on impact. This differs from the way we've been calling it since we've always believed arms pulled into the chest are an extension of the legal blocking zone.

Upon thinking further I realised the only refence to forearms being pulled into the chest I could find is this:

[Rule]6.3.5   Contact made with the forearms when forearms are pulled in to the body to absorb a hit.[/rule]

This rule only addresses absorbing a hit, not initiating.

So, I'm not disputing what I've been told, I'm just wondering what the reasoning is behind it so when skaters question the call I can be more confident in my explanation, since for so long we've been going the other way with it.
Brother Grim

Offline mick hawkins

  • Superhero Member
  • **********
  • Posts: 1926
  • Stats Sheet: 61
  • They're covers people. Helmet COVERS!
  • Referee Certification Level: Not Certified
  • NSO Certification Level: Not Certified
Re: Forearms Clarification Required
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2010, 04:29:51 am »
for reference, here's a previous discussion
« Last Edit: April 13, 2010, 04:39:29 am by mick hawkins »
Sun State Roller Girls (WFTDA Apprentice League)
Brisbane, Australia


Featured Product


Zebra Huddle Head Referee Bout Booklet


Featured Classifieds

ZH Files

How to Score a Point in Roller Derby
Rating: *****
Downloads: 3937
Views: 6458
Filesize: 327.61KB
Date: January 17, 2017, 04:21:03 am
Comments (0)
By: AdamSmasher
June 2013 Ruleset situational questions
Rating: *****
Downloads: 2557
Views: 5301
Filesize: 29.71KB
Date: February 07, 2014, 04:57:32 pm
Comments (2)
By: Crash Test Ref
Rules Q&A and Publications for 6/15/13 Document
Rating: (None)
Downloads: 2753
Views: 5912
Filesize: 26.27KB
Date: August 02, 2013, 04:10:40 pm
Comments (0)
By: Shaun Ketterman
Rules Q&A and Publications for 1/1/13 Document (4/24/13 Updates)
Rating: *****
Downloads: 3551
Views: 5908
Filesize: 28.07KB
Date: April 25, 2013, 05:45:34 pm
Comments (0)
By: Shaun Ketterman

Powered by EzPortal