#### Mixers

29, Sep# Mixers

(FAI source - june 2018)

## Summary

Performance | Infringements | Particularities | Infringements transition Mixer-Snake | Infringements Exit |

D4W

Head-Down Inface Circles | Head-Up Inface Circles | Mixed Circles | Reverse Mixed Circles | Head-Down Shuffler | Head-Up Shuffler | Mixed Shuffler | Transition to Snake HD or Exit | Transition to Snake HU or Exit | HD Exit | HU Exit

D2W

Head-Down Inface Circles | Head-Up Inface Circles | Mixed Circles | Reverse Mixed Circles | Head-Down Shuffler | Head-Up Shuffler | Mixed Shuffler | Transition to Snake HD or Exit | Transition to Snake HU or Exit | HD Exit | HU Exit

**Please do not forget to refer to general rules related to **Infringements

Performance Requirements for Mixers

- The Sidelines apply during any Mixer. Each Performer must completely cross a Sideline during each part of a Mixer.
- The Centreline applies during any Shuffler.
- The Compulsory Transition to any Snake or Exit Sequence is considered to be a part of the Mixer.
- Mixers finish to a head-down orientation when all Performers have performed a bottom loop (one-half outface Eagle with one-half back loop) to head-down and, then, inface carve crossing a Sideline. When head-down (before the inface carve), the Performers must be on the correct side of the Centreline.
- Mixers finish to a head-up orientation when the Performers have performed one-half outface Eagle to the head-up orientation and, then, flown backwards through the Sidelines again. When head-up (before flying backwards), the Performers must be on the correct side of the Centreline.
- During a Mixer, the Performers may partially cross the Centreline, but must finish completely on the correct side.

Infringements Applicable to Mixers

- If any Performer flies any Mixer differently from that which is described, (e.g., failure to switch to outface during a Shuffler, etc.) a five (5) second penalty applies.
- If any Performer crosses through the centre in the incorrect order during any Shuffler, (e.g., P#2 crosses the centre before P#1,) a five (5) second penalty applies.
- If any Performer does not completely cross a Sideline during each part of a Mixer, (e.g., a Performer does not perform their circle sufficiently wide enough for their entire body to completely cross a Sideline on each half circle,) a five (5) second penalty applies.
- At the beginning of the Mixer, if each Performer is not on their side of the Centreline, a five (5) second penalty applies to the previous Vertical.
- At the end of the Mixer, if each Performer is not on their side of the Centreline when head-down, right after his/her half back loop, a five (5) second penalty applies.
- At the end of the Mixer, if each Performer is not on their side of the Centreline when head-up just before moving backwards during the transition to a head-up Snake, a five (5) second penalty applies.

Performance Requirements and Infringements Applicable to Specific Mixers

- After the half back loop to head-up, at the beginning of each head-up Mixer (M-2 and M-6), a five (5) second penalty applies if any Performer, when proceeding into inface carving, is not in a head-up orientation before reaching the Sideline.
- In D4W, during any Circling Mixer (M-1, M-2, M-3 and M-4), a five (5) second penalty applies if any pair of Performers (P#1 and P#3, and P#2 and P#4) does not fly the circles in a circular orbit in a horizontal plane.

Infringements Applicable to the Transition from the Mixer to the Snake

- If the transition from the Mixer to the Snake is not performed correctly, a five (5) second penalty will apply to the Mixer.

Infringements Applicable to the Compulsory Exit Sequence

- If the Compulsory Exit Sequence from any Mixer is not performed correctly, a five (5) second penalty applies to the Compulsory Exit Sequence.

# D4W MIXERS

M-1 Head-down Inface Circles (D4W)

While head-down, each pair of Performers separates into inface carving in opposite directions, with P#1 followed by P#3, crossing a Sideline, and P#2 followed by P#4, crossing the other Sideline. While head-down, P#1 and P#3, facing one another, and P#2 and P#4, facing one another, perform an additional 360° of inface carving, crossing a Sideline two (2) additional times, once for each half circle. P#1 and P#2 then become the leading pair and fly forwards, crossing through the Sidelines, followed by P#3 and P#4. Thence...

M-2 Head-up Inface Circles (D4W)

While head-down, each pair of Performers flies forwards, crossing through the Sidelines, performing one-half back loop to head-up. While head-up, each pair of Performers separates into inface carving in opposite directions, with P#1 followed by P#3, crossing a Sideline and P#2 followed by P#4, crossing the other Sideline. While head-up, P#1 and P#3, facing one another, and P#2 and P#4, facing one another, perform an additional 360° of inface carving, crossing a Sideline two (2) additional times, once for each half circle. P#1 and P#2 become the leading pair and perform one-half inface Reverse Eagle, crossing through the Sidelines, to head-down, followed by P#3 and P#4. P#1 and P#2 fly forwards, crossing through the Sidelines, followed by P#3 & P#4. Thence...

M-3 Mixed Circles (D4W)

While head-down, each pair of Performers flies directly through the Sidelines, presenting their backs to each other into 180° of inface carving in opposite directions, with P#1 followed by P#3, crossing a Sideline, and P#2 followed by P#4, crossing the other Sideline. Each pair, one after the other, flies forwards, crossing through the Sidelines, and then performs one-half outface Eagle, passing though the Sidelines again, to head-up, into 180° of outface carving in opposite directions, with P#1 followed by P#3, crossing a Sideline and P#2 followed by P#4, crossing the other Sideline. Then, P#1 and P#2 become the leading pair and fly backwards, crossing through the Sidelines, followed by P#3 and P#4. Each pair, one after the other, then performs one-half inface Reverse Eagle, crossing through the Sidelines, to head-down. P#1 and P#2 fly forwards, crossing through the Sidelines, followed by P#3 and P#4. Thence...

M-4 Reverse Mixed Circles (D4W)

While head-down, each pair flies forwards, crossing through the Sidelines, and then performs one-half outface Eagle, crossing through the Sidelines, into 180° of head-up outface carving in opposite directions, with P#1 followed by P#3, crossing a Sideline and P#2 followed by P#4, crossing the other Sideline. While head-up, P#1 and P#2 then become the leading pair and fly backwards, crossing through the Sidelines, followed by P#3 and P#4. Each pair, one after the other, then performs one-half inface Reverse Eagle, crossing through the Sidelines again, to head-down. Each pair then flies directly through the Sidelines, presenting their backs to each other into 180° of inface carving in opposite directions, with P#1 followed by P#3, crossing a Sideline and P#2 followed by P#4, crossing the other Sideline.P#1 and P#2 then become the leading pair and fly forwards through the Sidelines, followed by P#3 and P#4. Thence...

M-5 Head-down Shuffler (D4W)

While head-down, each pair of Performers separates into inface carving in opposite directions, with P#1 followed by P#3, crossing a Sideline and P#2 followed by P#4, crossing the other Sideline. Next, P#1, then P#2, then P#3, then P#4, passes through the centre into 180° of outface carving, with P#1, then P#3, crossing a Sideline and P#2, then P#4, crossing the other Sideline. Continuing the Shuffler, P#1, then P#2, then P#3, then P#4, passes through the centre into 180° of inface carving, with P#1, then P#3, crossing a Sideline and P#2, then P#4, crossing the other Sideline. P#1 and P#2 then become the leading pair and fly forwards through the Sidelines, followed by P#3 & P#4. Thence...

M-6 Head-up Shuffler (D4W)

While head-down, each pair flies forwards, crossing through the Sidelines, performing one-half back loop to head-up. While head-up, each pair of Performers separates into inface carving in opposite directions, with P#1 followed by P#3, crossing a Sideline and P#2 followed by P#4, crossing the other Sideline. Next, P#1, then P#2, then P#3, then P#4, passes through the centre into 180° of outface carving, with P#1, then P#3, crossing a Sideline and P#2, then P#4, crossing the other Sideline. Continuing the Shuffler, P#1, then P#2, then P#3, then P#4, passes through the centre into 180° of inface carving, with P#1, then P#3, crossing a Sideline and P#2, then P#4, crossing the other Sideline. P#1 and P#2 then become the leading pair and perform one-half inface Reverse Eagle, crossing through the Sidelines, to head-down, followed by P#3 and P#4. Each pair then flies forwards crossing through the Sidelines. Thence...

M-7 Mixed Shuffler (D4W)

While head-down, each pair of Performers separates into inface carving in opposite directions, with P#1 followed by P#3, crossing a Sideline and P#2 followed by P#4, crossing the other Sideline. Next, P#1, then P#2, then P#3, then P#4, passes through the centre, while performing one-half inface Eagle to head-up and then perform 180° of inface carving, with P#1, then P#3, crossing a Sideline and P#2, then P#4, crossing the other Sideline. Continuing the Shuffler, while head-up, P#1, then P#2, then P#3, then P#4, passes through the centre and performs 180° of outface carving, with P#1, then P#3, crossing a Sideline and P#2, then P#4, crossing the other Sideline. Then, P#1 and P#2 become the leading pair and fly backwards through the Sidelines, followed by P#3 and P#4. Each pair, one after the other, then performs one-half inface Reverse Eagle, crossing through the Sidelines, to head-down. P#1 and P#2 fly forwards, crossing through the Sidelines, followed by P#3 and P#4. Thence...

Transition to a Head-down Snake or Head-down Compulsory Exit Sequence (D4W)

Each pair, one after the other, performs one-half outface Eagle with one-half back loop, crossing through the Sidelines, to head-down, ending with each Performer head-down completely on his/her side of the Centreline, right after his/her half back loop. While head-down, each pair then inface carves, crossing a Sideline, before starting any Head-down Snake or Head-down Compulsory Exit Sequence.

Transition to a Head-up Snake or Head-up Compulsory Exit Sequence (D4W)

Each pair, one after the other, performs one-half outface Eagle, crossing through the Sidelines, to head-up, ending with each Performer completely on his/her side of the Centreline. While headup, each pair then flies backwards through the Sidelines, before starting any Head-up Snake or Head-up Compulsory Exit Sequence.

Head-down Compulsory Exit Sequence (D4W)

While head-down, P#1, followed by P#2, then P#3, then P#4, will inface carve towards the Performers’ right, completely crossing the Centreline, then the Start Sideline before exiting the flight chamber from the far side, while maintaining sequential order.

Head-up Compulsory Exit Sequence (D4W)

While head-up, P#1, followed by P#2 then P#3, then P#4, will inface carve towards the Performers' left, completely crossing the Centreline, then the Start Sideline before exiting the flight chamber from the far side, while maintaining sequential order.

# D2W MIXERS

M-1 Head-down Inface Circles (D2W)

While head-down, the two (2) Performers separate into inface carving in opposite directions, with P#1 crossing a Sideline and P#2 crossing the other Sideline. While head-down, they perform 360° of inface carving, crossing a Sideline two (2) additional times, once for each half circle. Joining as a pair, the Performers then fly forwards, crossing through the Sidelines. Thence...

M-2 Head-up Inface Circles (D2W)

While head-down, the two (2) Performers, as a pair, fly forwards, crossing through the Sidelines, performing one-half back loop to head-up. While head-up, the two (2) Performers separate into inface carving in opposite directions, with P#1 crossing a Sideline and P#2 crossing the other Sideline. They perform an additional 360° of inface carving, crossing a Sideline two (2) additional times, once for each half circle. Joining as a pair, the Performers perform one-half inface Reverse Eagle, crossing through the Sidelines, to head-down and then fly forwards, crossing through the Sidelines. Thence...

M-3 Mixed Circles (D2W)

While head-down, the two (2) Performers, as a pair, fly directly through the Sidelines, presenting their backs to each other into 180° of inface carving in opposite directions, with P#1 crossing a Sideline and P#2 crossing the other Sideline. As a pair, the Performers fly forwards, crossing through the Sidelines, and then perform one-half outface Eagle, passing through the Sidelines again, to head-up, into 180° of outface carving in opposite directions, with P#1 crossing a Sideline and P#2 crossing the other Sideline. Joining as a pair, the Performers fly backward,s crossing through the Sidelines. The pair then performs one-half inface Reverse Eagle, crossing through the Sidelines, to head-down. The pair flies forwards, crossing through the Sidelines. Thence...

M-4 Reverse Mixed Circles (D24W)

While head-down, the pair flies forwards, crossing through the Sidelines, and then performs one-half outface Eagle, crossing through the Sidelines, into 180° of head-up outface carving in opposite directions, with P#1 crossing a Sideline and P#2 crossing the other Sideline. While head-up, both Performers, as a pair, fly backwards, crossing through the Sidelines, and then perform one-half inface Reverse Eagle, crossing through the Sidelines again to head-down. The pair then flies directly through the Sidelines, presenting their backs to each other into 180° of inface carving in opposite directions, with P#1 crossing a Sideline and P#2 crossing the other Sideline. Joining as a pair, the Performers fly forwards, crossing through the Sidelines. Thence...

M-5 Head-down Shuffler (D2W)

While head-down, the two (2) Performers separate into inface carving in opposite directions, with P#1 crossing a Sideline and P#2 crossing the other Sideline. Next, P#1, then P#2, passes through the centre (completely crossing the Centreline) into 180° of outface carving, with P#1 crossing a Sideline and P#2 crossing the other Sideline. Continuing the Shuffler, P#1, then P#2, passes through the centre (completely crossing the Centreline) into 180° of inface carving, with P#1 crossing a Sideline and P#2 crossing the other Sideline. Joining as a pair, the Performers fly forwards through the Sidelines. Thence...

M-6 Head-up Shuffler (D2W)

While head-down, the two (2) Performers, as a pair, fly forwards, crossing through the Sidelines, performing one-half back loop to head-up. While head-up, the two (2) Performers separate into inface carving in opposite directions, with P#1 crossing a Sideline and P#2 crossing the other Sideline. Next, P#1, then P#2, passes through the centre (completely crossing the Centreline) into 180° of outface carving, with P#1 crossing a Sideline and P#2 crossing the other Sideline. Continuing the Shuffler, P#1, then P#2, passes through the centre (completely crossing the Centreline) into 180° of inface carving, with P#1 crossing a Sideline and P#2 crossing the other Sideline. Joining as a pair, the Performers perform one-half inface Reverse Eagle, crossing through the Sidelines, to head-down. The Performers then fly forwards, crossing through the Sidelines. Thence...

M-7 Mixed Shuffler (D2W)

While head-down, the two (2) Performers separate into inface carving in opposite directions, with P#1, crossing a Sideline and P#2, crossing the other Sideline. Next, P#1 then P#2, passes through the centre, while performing one-half inface Eagle to head-up and then performs 180° of inface carving, with P#1 crossing a Sideline and P#2 crossing the other Sideline. Continuing the Shuffler, while head-up, P#1, then P#2, passes through the centre and then performs 180° of outface carving, with P#1, crossing a Sideline and P#2 crossing the other Sideline. Joining as a pair, the Performers fly backwards through the Sidelines. The Performers then perform one-half inface Reverse Eagle, crossing through the Sidelines, to head-down and then fly forwards, crossing through the Sidelines. Thence...

Transition to a Head-down Snake or Head-down Compulsory Exit Sequence (D2W)

The pair then performs one-half outface Eagle with one-half back loop, crossing through the Sidelines, to head-down, ending with each Performer head-down completely on his/her side of the Centreline. They then inface carve, crossing a Sideline, before starting any Head-down Snake or Head-down Compulsory Exit Sequence.

Transition to a Head-up Snake or Head-up Compulsory Exit Sequence (D2W)

The pair then performs one-half outface Eagle, crossing through the Sidelines, to head-up, ending with each Performer completely on his/her side of the Centreline. While head-up, the pair then flies backwards through the Sidelines, before starting any Head-up Snake or Head-up Compulsory Exit Sequence.

Head-down Compulsory Exit Sequence (D2W)

While head-down, P#1, followed by P#2, inface carves towards the Performers' right, completely crossing the Start Sideline before exiting the flight chamber from the far side, while maintaining sequential order.

Head-up Compulsory Exit Sequence (D2W)

While head-up, P#1, followed by P#2, inface carves towards the Performers' left, completely crossing the Start Sideline before exiting the flight chamber from the far side, while maintaining sequential order.