Outdoor rules question

Outdoor rules question

Post by Patrick Yu » Sat, 07 May 1994 10:25:41



Quote:

> In article (The Mad Russian) writes:

> >I've been told that either the FOVA or AVP rules do not allow you to attack
> >a ball with your feet (below the waist or knee?).  But that if the ball
> >hits you below the waist or knee, then its legal ??  

> I'm just curious how one would attack with feet or legs.

I was watching an AVP event a few weeks back with the Loiola and Bacil
versus Karch and Kent (I think).  Try this mental picture: Loiola goes up
to block on the left side, K (forget which one) spikes a sharp angle around
him.  Bacil is on the right side and digs the shot, but shanks it right
headed outabounds (about 3 feet off the net and 3 feet out).  Loiola takes
off at full speed and just has time to stick his foot out to kick the ball.
 Ball goes up nearly parallel to net, but is about to land in on K and K's
side.  To Kent's credit, he's alert and digs it up.  Play ensues.  Loiola
and Bacil eventually win the rally.

So it wasn't an "attack" in the traditional sense, but it very nearly went
down for a kill.

 
 
 

Outdoor rules question

Post by Marc Evens » Sat, 07 May 1994 08:01:14

In article (The Mad Russian) writes:

Quote:
>I've been told that either the FOVA or AVP rules do not allow you to attack
>a ball with your feet (below the waist or knee?).  But that if the ball
>hits you below the waist or knee, then its legal ??  

I'm just curious how one would attack with feet or legs.

-- Marc

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 those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid.
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Outdoor rules question

Post by Eric Wa » Sat, 07 May 1994 10:58:42

Quote:
>In article (The Mad Russian) writes:
>>I've been told that either the FOVA or AVP rules do not allow you to
>>attack a ball with your feet ...

>I'm just curious how one would attack with feet or legs.

    Jump spinning roundhouse kicks.

    It's a real sport in southeast Asia, e.g. Vietnam, Cambodia, et al.
    It's played on a badminton court and net with a hollow wicker ball
    slightly larger than a softball, each team has six players (I think)
    and three contacts per rally like volleyball, and you must kick,
    knee, or head the ball like soccer.  I've forgetten its name.

    Height is moderately important, but flexibility is much more useful.
    The ideal players are a little thin and can do the splits.  The best
    attackers really do spike downwards with their feet; at the moment
    of contact, the spiker's attacking foot is above his head.

Eric Wang


 
 
 

Outdoor rules question

Post by The Mad Russi » Sat, 07 May 1994 06:45:15

I've been told that either the FOVA or AVP rules do not allow you to attack
a ball with your feet (below the waist or knee?).  But that if the ball
hits you below the waist or knee, then its legal ??  

USVBA outdoor rules allow contact on any part of the body and don't mention
anything about offensive or defensive actions.  Does anyone have the AVP or
FOVA rules.  Or has anyone heard anything like this before ?
Many thanks,
Jeff
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