Stances MapFSvBS

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Now let’s put these ideas to use in context:

Perhaps the most commonly misunderstood distinction is the complete landing to cheat vert kick, such as “cheat 900”.  For example, if the combo is btwist vanish “900” in mainstream terminology, the TKT numbers can be variable depending on how the combo is performed.  This is because mainstream terminology doesn’t distinguish between frontside and backside rotations when using sequential takeoffs and transitions.  The only time that distinction is really made is with the pop takeoff, where a “backside” tag is added to the rotationally smaller backside takeoff.  If the target is thought of as to the side, when landing in complete, in the backside position, then logically all rotations to a round kick must be at the half rotations (180, 540, 900).  The “vanish 900” is actually only a 540 degree total rotation (cheat-540-round), with as much as 180 degrees of that being on the ground during the cheat takeoff.

This does not mean that all complete landings must inherently lead to backside rotations.  By flipping toward the target, and landing in a short complete, a frontside landing is achieved, and vanished cheat kicks can produce a frontside value.  By rotating to the extreme end of the complete landing, an outside position is achieved, which is generally accepted as a frontside rotation as well.  In this case, by btwisting at the target, the “vanish 900” becomes a vanish 720-round.

From the more typical orientation, where the direction of flip runs perpendicular to the target, the short complete lands in an outside position, which is the extreme end of the frontside range.  The problem with rounding to this standard is that the second landing foot in a vanish can easily step past the extreme boundary of the frontside takeoff, creating a trick rotationally closer to an ideal backside trick, and should be rounded accordingly.  The solution to this common phenomenon, when trying to avoid ambiguity, is to simply adjust the landing to mega for cleanly defined frontside rotation, or allow the second landing leg to come all the way into an ideal backside position before beginning the cheat takeoff.

In the diagram above, the purple feet indicate the first landing leg in sequential landings, and the base leg for singular transitions.  The line between the feet indicates the relative position of the body, or approximate position of the hips,  and can be used to better gauge rotation.



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