Pages (Blatt) 4-7.
Point13: The lower part of the swinging leg extends forward after the takeoff, as a sign of a good swinging motion, under great looseness.
good: Lower leg is almost fully extended from the knee in front of the vertical.
average: Lower leg is parallel to the vertical.
weak: Lower leg is flexed behind the vertical.
Point14: The hop-step take-off leg is brought forwards as a short lever. The heel touches the behind.
good: The heel touches the behind.
average: The lower part of the swinging leg is hanging a little.
weak: Knee angle of the swinging leg does not get smaller than 90 degrees.
Point15: While maintaining an upright upper body, the swinging leg is brought backwards almost fully extended.
good: Swinging leg is almost fully extended.
average and weak: Swinging leg is significantly flexed and the upper body is leaning forward.
Point16: The hop-step take-off leg’s thigh is raised above the horizontal line through the hips.
good: Knee is above the horizontal.
average: Thigh is horizontal.
weak: Knee is below the horizontal.
Point17: The lower part of the take-off leg gets extended forward from the knee (kick out).
good: Fully extended
average: Remains a little bent.
weak: Gets extended only just at foot plant.
Point18: The upper body remains upright in spite of the lower leg extension. Aiding to that, the swinging leg moves farther backwards.
average and weak: Forward or backward lean.
Point19: The take-off leg is planted almost fully extended.
good: Remains extended at foot-plant.
average: Leg is planted slightly bent.
weak: Leg is planted significantly bent.
Point20: The plant is active.
Point21: The upper body is leaning slightly backwards at foot-plant.
good: Small backward lean.
average: Forwards lean.
weak: Strong backward lean.
Point22: Armswing is close to the body (arm arc is in the vertical plane).
good: Arms are swinging close to the body.
average and weak: Arms are swinging far from the body.
Point23: The foot-plant is flat, after a momentary heel-first contact.
good: Slight heel touch.
average: Pronounced heel-touch
weak: Toes touch first.
Point24: The take-off leg plants about 1-1.5 feet in front of the vertical projection of the COM.
good: 1-1.5 feet from COM.
average: Too close to COM.
weak: Too far from COM.
Point25: The amortization in the knee of the take-off leg during the support phase has to be as small as possible.
good: More than 140 degree angle.
average: 130-140 degree angle.
weak: less than 130 degree angle.
Point26: Head position during the landing of the hop ranges from upright to a little into the traps. Direction of view is forward and upwards.
good: Eyes are looking at the tree-crown or bleachers.
average: Eyes are looking at the sand pit.
weak: Eyes are looking down at the runway.
Point27: The swinging leg is brought forward as a long lever, very slightly bent. The foot may not touch the runway.
good: The foot does not graze the runway.
average and weak: The foot touches the runway. Rules violation!
Point28: The tip of the swinging leg’s foot is pulled (dorsiflexed) during the forward sweep.
average: Neutral foot.
weak: The foot is hanging (plantarflexion).