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Re: AVP Rule interpretation (My vent on spin)
- Subject: Re: AVP Rule interpretation (My vent on spin)
- From: Todd <email@example.com>
- Date: 06 Aug 1997 08:40:08 -0500
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Andrew Scott <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Bart Blair wrote:
> > Please don't take this personally, but I HATE when people say this.
> > Technically, spin or lack there of means very little when judging the
> > leaglity of a set. It has, however become one of the standards that
> > we
> > use.
> > If what you said is true, then can you please explain how I can set a
> > wildly spinning (in any direction) ball and it can come out with no
> > spin.
> Don't take this personal, but I think if you have to ask such a
> question you need to have more training...
Andrew, you're out of line here.
I think Bart makes an excellent point here that is overlooked by many
novice referees. As any good clinician will tell you, spin does not
automatically signal a double contact. It can be a clue, but not a
condemnation. The USAV outdoor rules specifically state this:
220.127.116.11 Rotation of a set ball may indicate a held ball or
multiple contacts during the set, but in itself is not a
In fact, the absence of spin on a set from a heavily spinning pass can
be a clue to a _held_ ball.
Todd H. email@example.com
USAV Regional Referee, Great Lakes Region, Palatine, IL
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