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4.2.2 Last defined pack
« on: January 30, 2018, 08:22:25 am »
Hello,

in the rule 4.2.2 we have this precision:
" If there is no Pack, Skaters who are out of bounds may return in bounds in front of any Skaters more than 20 feet from the last defined Pack."

But where is the last defined pack? on the track or on the last player of this "pack"? if one of them move, what we have to follow?

I never had a case of a no pass no penalty during a no pack but I'm not sure to identify it with this rule.

Thank you for your help.
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Re: 4.2.2 Last defined pack
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 12:08:26 pm »
Hello,

in the rule 4.2.2 we have this precision:
" If there is no Pack, Skaters who are out of bounds may return in bounds in front of any Skaters more than 20 feet from the last defined Pack."

But where is the last defined pack? on the track or on the last player of this "pack"? if one of them move, what we have to follow?

I never had a case of a no pass no penalty during a no pack but I'm not sure to identify it with this rule.

Thank you for your help.

The "Last Defined Pack" is just what it says - the location where the pack was the moment before the "no pack" was declared.  This rule is primarily to clarify odd cases where you might otherwise decide the pack is elsewhere.

For example, say you had two white and one black blocker on the track, and two black and one white blocker all came out of the box at the same time halfway around the track. That would be a split pack, but where is the engagement zone for scoring purposes? 

Right where it was.  The pack does not, in this case, suddenly encompass the whole track, or teleport halfway around to the other side.

(Now, if *four* blockers came out of the box at once...)
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