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How to count points of contact
Here are some examples of how to count points of contact! A point of contact is anywhere that your body touches the pole.
Some examples are:
Back of the knee
For Levels 2 and 3, any move where you are
Your entire body weight is supported by the pole
must have at least 3 points of contact. Let’s give some examples a try.
Example - Butterfly
Yep, she’s inverted, and yep, her entire body weight is on the pole, so the 3 points of contact rule would apply. This photo has 2 hands and 1 foot as the points of contact. This move would be allowed in Levels 2 and 3.
Example 2 - handspring
Yes, she is inverted and her entire body is being supported by the pole. This move has 2 hands as the points of contact. This move would only be allowed in Level 4 and up.
Example 3 - climb
This move is not inverted, so the rules for points of contact would not apply.
Example - floor/pole handstand
This move does not have the entire body weight supported by the pole, there’s weight in the bottom hand on the floor. The 3 points of contact rule would not apply. This move is ok for Levels 2 and 3.