Snakes

Snakes

(FAI source - june 2018)


SUMMARY

Requirements for Snakes | Infringements Entrance | Infringements Snakes | Compulsory Entrance | Head-down Inface Snake | Head-down Switching Snake | Head-up Inface Snake | Head-up Switching Snake | Head-down Mixed Snake | Head-up Mixed Snake

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


Performance Requirements for Snakes

  • The Sidelines and Centreline apply.
  • Each Performer's entire body must completely cross each Sideline and Centreline.
  • Each Performer must be in the orientation of the Snake before crossing the Start Sideline after the Compulsory Entrance.
  • For the Compulsory Entrance and before reaching the Start Sideline: ♣ In D2W, P1 must be closer to the Start Sideline than P2 before starting the first Snake. ♣ In D4W:
    ♣ P1 must be closer to the Start Sideline than P2, P3 and P4 before starting the first Snake. ♣ P2 must be closer to the Start Sideline than P3 and P4 before starting the first Snake. ♣ P3 must be closer to the Start Sideline than P4 before starting the first Snake.
  • The following Performer(s) follow the leader throughout the illustrated pathway, with respect to top view. (Mirror image is not permitted.)
  • During any Snake, each Performer crosses a Sideline six (6) times and crosses the Centreline three (3) times.

Infringements Applicable to the Compulsory Entrance

Infringements Applicable to Snakes

  • If a Performer flies any Snake differently from that which is described, (e.g., failure to switch to outface during a Switching Snake, etc.) a five (5) second penalty applies.
  • Apart from the Compulsory Entrance, if a Performer's body is not in the correct orientation, (e.g., it is horizontal,) before crossing the Start Sideline, a five (5) second penalty applies.
  • If a Sideline or Centreline is not completely crossed, (e.g., a hand does not pass the line, even though the rest of the body does,) a five (5) second penalty applies.
  • If the Performers change their order of following one another, or a different Performer becomes the leader during any Snake, a five (5) second penalty applies (para 6.3.3).

Compulsory Entrance

P#1, followed by P#2 through P#4, must completely cross the vertical plane defined by the Sidelines. The Performers may cross this vertical plane in any orientation. Maintaining sequential order, the Performers must flow counterclockwise (with respect to the top view) into the first Snake.

S-1 Head-down Inface Snake (D4W & D2W)

Performers cross the Start Sideline in a head-down inface orientation and remain in head-down inface carving during the entire Pattern. Performers begin by carving towards the Performers' left in the first and third Snake (right in the second Snake). When passing through the centre the first time, each Performer changes to carving towards his/her right in the first and third Snake (left in the second Snake). When passing through the centre the second time, each Performer changes to carving towards his/her left in the first and third Snake (right in the second Snake).

S-2 Head-down Switching Snake (D4W & D2W)

Performers cross the Start Sideline in a head-down inface orientation and remain head-down during the entire Pattern. Performers begin by inface carving towards the Performers' left in the first and third Snake (right in the second Snake). When passing through the centre the first time, each Performer changes to outface carving towards his/her left in the first and third Snake (right in the second Snake). When passing through the centre the second time, each Performer returns to inface carving towards his/her left in the first and third Snake (right in the second Snake).

S-3 Head-up Inface Snake (D4W & D2W)

Performers cross the Start Sideline in a head-up inface orientation and remain in head-up inface carving during the entire Pattern. Performers begin by carving towards the Performers' right in the first and third Snake (left in the second Snake). When passing through the centre the first time, each Performer changes to carving towards his/her left in the first and third Snake (right in the second Snake). When passing through the centre the second time, each Performer changes to carving towards his/her right in the first and third Snake (left in the second Snake).

S-4 Head-up Switching Snake (D4W & D2W)

Performers cross the Start Sideline in a head-up inface orientation and remain head-up during the entire Pattern. Performers begin by inface carving towards the Performers' right in the first and third Snake (left in the second Snake). When passing through the centre the first time, each Performer changes to outface carving towards his/her right in the first and third Snake (left in the second Snake). When passing through the centre the second time, each Performer returns to inface carving towards his/her right in the first and third Snake (left in the second Snake).

S-5 Head-down Mixed Snake (D4W & D2W)

Performers cross the Start Sideline in a head-down inface orientation and begin by head-down inface carving towards the Performers' left in the first and third Snake (right in the second Snake). When passing through the centre the first time, each Performer transitions through the back down orientation to head-up inface carving towards his/her left in the first and third Snake (right in the second Snake). When passing through the centre the second time, each Performer transitions through the back-down orientation to head-down inface carving towards his/her left in the first and third Snake (right in the second Snake).

S-6 Head-up Mixed Snake (D4W & D2W)

Performers cross the Start Sideline in a head-up inface orientation and begin by head-up inface carving towards the Performers' right in the first and third Snake (left in the second Snake). When passing through the centre the first time, each Performer transitions through the back-down orientation to head-down inface carving towards his/her right in the first and third Snake (left in the second Snake). When passing through the centre the second time, each Performer transitions through the back-down orientation to head-up inface carving towards his/her right in the first and third Snake (left in the second Snake).

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