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Apex Jump
« on: April 07, 2017, 04:58:45 pm »
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I have two questions in this regarding an apex jump.  Based on the rules you maintain the same status airborne that you had when you initiated the jump.

Question 1:  If the jammer is inbounds when the jump starts, can a blocker legally hit them while airborne?  (I believe yes based on Case C4.2.)

Question 2:  If the jammer is out of bounds when the jump starts and a blocker initiates a hit (assuming legal target and legal blocking zone) would this be an Blocking Out of Bounds penalty on the Blocker?

I apologize if this has been asked before but it's hard relying on older posts because of the numerous rule changes over the years.

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Re: Apex Jump
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2017, 09:29:10 pm »
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I have two questions in this regarding an apex jump.  Based on the rules you maintain the same status airborne that you had when you initiated the jump.

Question 1:  If the jammer is inbounds when the jump starts, can a blocker legally hit them while airborne?  (I believe yes based on Case C4.2.)

Assuming the hit is otherwise legal, yes.

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Question 2:  If the jammer is out of bounds when the jump starts and a blocker initiates a hit (assuming legal target and legal blocking zone) would this be an Blocking Out of Bounds penalty on the Blocker?

This is an illegal action, because you are initiating a block on an out-of-bounds skater.  However, whether it is a penalty-worthy action depends on impact.  If the skater is knocked down or severely off balance, penalty.

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Re: Apex Jump
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2017, 12:06:43 am »
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Keep in mind that the same definitions would apply for a straddling skater. If a skater attempts an apex jump while straddling, they would be fair game.

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Re: Apex Jump
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2017, 12:41:43 am »
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@AdamSmasher 
Thanks!  That was my thinking and it's good to have confirmation.

@ Major Puddles

I always thought a straddling player was considered out of bounds.  So if they jumped from straddling, it would depend on which foot left the ground first. 

i.e.  If their out of bound foot lifted first, then they would be inbounds for the jump.  If the inbound foot lifted first, they would be out of bounds for the jump.


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Re: Apex Jump
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2017, 09:57:08 am »
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WFTDA Rule/Clarification:
Scenario 2.5:
Rationale: While airborne, a Skater retains the attributes of their previous status.

I'd say if they were straddling when they jumped, they count as straddling while they're in the air, given that straddling skaters have a different status to completely OOB ones (i.e. they can still be legally blocked and knocked down).

If they had lifted their OOB foot and left one-footed from in-bounds, then they're in bounds. If they'd lifted the in-bounds foot first and jumped one-footed from OOB, they're OOB. Most of the apex jump Cuts I've seen, though, happened because the Jammer jumped with both feet, but their front wheels had rolled OOB.

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Re: Apex Jump
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2017, 01:52:05 pm »
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I agree with Senor that Straddled Jumpers are fair game just as if they would be if they were on the ground. You would be ruling on a Airborne Block, not an OOB Block if in the example you are ruling the airborne person as the initiator.
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