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Rules to play Logrolling

The basic steps of log rolling

Due to the nature of a round buoyant Key Log, it will spin in both directions evenly, depending on a rollers weight distribution. To stay on top of the floating log, a roller must either step forward up to the top, called the front step or backward to the top, called the back step. The tricky part is linking the two steps together in the transition. As a beginner, you will not feel like you have much control over which direction the log spins. As you become more advanced, you will learn to control the direction and the speed that the log spins with your footwork and weight." "The front step is just that, stepping forward on the Key Log. It requires you to move your feet in small, very fast steps. Knees should be slightly bent and the upper body should be upright. Do not lean forward from your upper body; instead, keep your weight centered over the top of the Key Log. Step with the bottom of your foot in a fast heel to toe motion, avoiding rolling up onto your tiptoes. TIP Think of moving forward from your core and focus on driving your hips and quadriceps forward to the top of the log rather than bending at the waist." "To keep control of the Key Log, rollers use a technique called the skip step. This is an asymmetrical pattern done by stepping OVER the top of Key Log with your outside foot closest to your end of the log and quickly followed up by the inside foot just to the top of the log, not over it. The over the top technique enables the roller to rein in, or brake the log. The skip step is tricky to learn on the Key Log, so practice the pattern on the pool deck or beach. Place one foot in front of you, and bring the other foot up to meet it, repeat this pattern while speeding up as you move forward." "The back step is just that, stepping backward just over the top of the log as the log spins forward. Stand upright with knees slightly bent, sinking your weight into your heels. Take very small, very fast steps. Faster than you think is necessary! The rhythm of the steps is even and staccato like. Unlike the front step, there is no variation in rhythm. While the front step uses the skip step to control the speed of the log, the back step uses your body weight. Sit back through your hips and lower body while continuously moving your feet. Here?s an easy drill to try on land so you can learn how far you need to sit back,. Grab a partner and face each other, grasp each others hands, bend your knees and lean back away from each other as though sitting in a chair. Because you are balancing off e of each ch other, you will not fall over. In the same way, the mass of the Key Log, spinning in the opposite direction will balance you. TIP The mass of the Key Log spinning forward will pull your upper body down with it. Resist this! Keep your chest up and sit backward from your hips, not from your upper body. In order to get the feeling of how much you need to sit back, it may help to overcompensate by falling off backwards into the water. This will take some practice." Once you have gained some proficiency with the front step and back step, you only need to work on the transition between the two. Easier said than done! Unlike the other steps, the transition doesn?t have a specific technique. When the Key Log is rolling and you stop it, it will usually change direction very quickly. Log rollers must be ready for this directional change to transition from front step to back step and vice versa. The necessary movements may be very subtle, requiring micro adjustments. his is where the true balancing of log rolling comes into play. Success is progressive and will come through awareness and practice. Most importantly, it?s about having fun and learning something new! There are four different sizes of logs currently used in competitions, though there are many other custom sizes used in training. Each log size has a number and color associated with it. In the United States the dimensions of the logs are standardized by the United States Log Rolling Association USLRA while CAN LOG standardizes the sizes in Canada. Can Log was established in the late 1960s to promote Logger Sports in Canada, set rules and regulations, and allow for the allocation of Canadian Championship events to the participating shows. The Contest is limited to all residents of Canada and the 50 United States and the District of Columbia excluding Rhode Island, Arizona, Hawaii, Florida, Alaska and Puerto Rico. Void in excluded states and where prohibited by law. To be eligible to claim a prize, claimant must be of age of majority within their jurisdiction of residence for US residents 19 in AL and NE and 18 in all other statesfor Canadian residents 19 in BC, NB, NL, NT, NS, NU and YT and 18 in all other provinces. To be eligible to play, entrants must be 13 years of age or older at the beginning of the Contest Period. If an entrant is 13 years or older but less than the age of majority in hisher province, territory or state of residence, then such entrant shall be considered an eligible minor Eligible Minor. If you are an Eligible Minor, if determined a winner, your parent or legal guardian must agree, on hisher own behalf and on your behalf, that each of you will be bound by these Contest Rules.Employees of, members of the immediate family of, or those domiciled with an employee of Sponsor as defined below, The TDL Group Corp., Tim Hortons USA Inc. or their affiliated or related companies, Tim Hortons franchisees, the consulting, advertising and promotion agencies of the Sponsor and the independent contest organization are not eligible to participate. Employees of Tim Hortons franchisees as described in this paragraph are limited to those employees who are providing services in any way to the Tim Hortons restaurant. Immediate family is defined as parents, siblings, children or spouse of any of the foregoing. The Regular Contest Period start is February 17, 2014 and ends on March 16, 2014. The Regular Contest Period consists of twenty eight 28 days. During the Regular Contest Period, each day will commence at 120000 a.m. ESTEDT and close the same date at 115959 p.m. ESTEDT Day. March 19, 2014 ESTEDT is the VIP Extra Day of Play. The VIP Contest Period commences at 40000 a.m. on March 19, 2014ESTEDT and closes the same date at 95959 p.m. ESTEDT. Collectively, the Regular Contest Period and the VIP Contest Period constitute the Contest Period.

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