Jan 23, 2002, 1:31 PM
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CF 4-way blocks, HowTo?
I am trying to figure the CF 4-way sequential event block sequences - 2000 (http://www.dqnt.com/rules.htm). Can somebody comment? (I'm looking at them from the front). By the way, I didn't want to write `it' so where I write `he' It could also mean `she'.
1. Inverted Tee -> Diamond : Top rotates down, left toggle up then left frontriser. 2. Vichy -> Gaff : Can row 2 grip-shift row 3 or must he release the grip? If so, should he plane before the grip is released? Row 1 left wing moves right and down with right frontriser. 3. Stack -> Boomerang : Again, can rows 1 & 3 grip-shift? If not, row 4 planes before grips are released. 4. Step-Stack -> 2 Step : Row 3 moves to the left with toggle to make room. Row 2 right wing moves left & down with left frontriser. Row 4 moves back in. 5. Stack -> Stack : How does this work, can the pilot of the upper 2-stack rotate as if he were single? 6. Diamond -> Vichy : Top rotates down, I guess over the top is the only option. 7. Diamond -> Diamond : This looks tricky. The pilot of white toggle turns away and both float. The pilot of black follows with left fronriser. 8. Sawasdee -> Hook : Top rotates down, sashay to the left. 9. Boomerang -> Sawasdee : Again tricky. Pilot of black turns right with left toggle up. then the pin of black turns back on frontriser. Pilot frontrisers when pin enters turbulence of white. White floats. 10. Step-Stack -> Stairstep : Can the left wing of row 2 grip-shift row 3 and hand him over to the right wing? Or should row 3 plane up so he can move over to the right? Then the left wing moves right and down with right and then both frontrisers. 11. Gaff -> Boomerang : Black turns away so white can frontriser behind and drop down and black floats up. 12. Stairstep -> Diamond : Again the two stairsteps problem. White turns away so black can frontriser in behind. 13. Stack -> Inverted Tee : If row 1 goes up & over row 2 can sashay and dock first. 14.Gatton -> Diamond : Top sashay down.
If I were to sort them in order of difficulty I would say 8-6-14-1, 13-3-4-10-2, 5, 7-9-11-12. We (two dogs and two puppies) want to get into sequential. So far we have completed a bunch of diamonds and are looking for guidence to go from there. So any help is apreaciated, as detailed as possible.
It looks like sometimes the formation should turn to ease the inter. How is this heading problem solved during contest?
My feeling is that the two stairstep inter is the most difficult to handle and should be emphasised. What are the traps to be aware of?
Then I noticed there aren't any side by sides or planes, why?