Jun 6, 2010, 10:14 PM
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When we used to do rotations in the old days we were sticking our feet under the x-connectors as we took a dock. Do the hot teams bother with that any more, or just leave their feet above the slider and hold the canopy over their head?
Usual procedure now is for the rotating person to dock pretty high, with the target person's feet around the top of risers, but not in x-connectors. This keeps the stack as short as possible, to make the distance to rotate shorter. As the rotation progresses, people stay low in the lines, until reaching the #2 position. When the top person leaves to rotate, the #2 (who is now becoming #1) slides up the lines until his feet are at the canopy. This allow him to steer the stack and to leave when the rotating person docks on the bottom. As he leaves, the new #1 slides up, etc., etc.
This is the procedure for competition. It takes some time to be able to do all this smoothly and quickly. It is also pretty easy to get in a hurry and screw up while trying to save a second or two.