Braced On Both Sides ?

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  1. Tealxblack25

    Tealxblack25 I have my own cheer message board

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    So in NH there is no governing body for middle school. Each competition host can basically make up their own rules and guidelines. They are usually pretty reasonable and easy to follow however, there are always gray areas. NHIAA rules have A divison and B division. A division follows same rules as high school excluding baskets and doubles (before doubles were taken out). B division is prep level or 2 legged extended stunts no twist downs and no one legged extended stunts unless in a pyramid and then it says "1 legged extended pyramid allowed if pyramid is braced on both sides before extending". Here is my question.. when they say BRACED.. does that mean two preps on each side must hold both of the flyers arms and then extend restricting the flyer to just a lib extension? or can one prep hold a foot and then extend thus allowing the flyer to do a hitch ? It is kind of a weird question but they are all so picky and you never know what you can and cannot do as there are no SET rules so it is easy to get called on something !

     
  2. MissBee

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    Yes, that is what braced means. Good luck!
     
  3. Tealxblack25

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    well I had two theories so which one was I right on? hahaa can they hitch ? sorry I am confused still
     
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    MissBee Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Sorry, missed that part! Braced means she can go to ext or lib while holding on both sides.
     
  5. Tealxblack25

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    Your welcome ! makes me sad though haha no hitches :( any tips on how to get around it ? basic pyramids like that are so hard to look visual when you are restricted !
     
  6. SarahS

    SarahS Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    You could have one of the bracers hold an arm and a foot of the extended flyer in the middle.
     
  7. ohs0zoe

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    I'm pretty sure you can do hitches. You might wanna take this to the "Is this legal?" thread for more insight, however. :)
     
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    I've seen many hitches with both arms connected. The flyer puts her foot on the preps shoulder and their arms stay connected. I've seen it look great and I've seen it look terrible! It looks better when you can't see the arm behind the leg.
     
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  9. Cheercambree98

    Cheercambree98 They call me Susie

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    I would go with this, I think it would look super good while still following the rules!
     
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