Hi VUL people,
My name is Ben, I work on the executive committee of the AUM (Montreal's version of the VUL), and am a former VUL player. I'm working on some rule propaganda, here is a file I put together. Consider this a RFQ, feedback is very welcome.
Ultimate: Rule Myths
Myth # 1 - The person who catches the disc is the one who calls in/out.
AKA: “It’s the catchers call!”
Possibly the most oft-quoted non-rule in Ultimate, it is the player on the field with best perspective that makes the call. (XV.E.)
What is the source of this Myth? It is likely from a small passage in the 9th edition of the rules that suggested that perhaps the catcher might have best perspective. Due to the confusion that this line caused, it was removed in the 10th (and current 11th) edition, but it seems that every season this chestnut gets repeated on ultimate fields everywhere.
In fact, in order to make a catch the player is usually looking at the disc – so the catcher rarely has best perspective (who catches a disc while looking at the ground?)… by the same token the defender playing the disc often does not have best perspective either. Out of the 14 players on the field, there should be one who had the best perspective to judge the play. If the person with best perspective is disputed, then send the disc back-to-thrower and play on. (XVI.D.)
EXAMPLE: Player1: “I think I might have been in.” Player2: “I think you might have been out, but I’m not sure.” Player3: “I had a great view of the cones and Player1’s foot, he was out.” Everyone agrees that Player3 had the best view, the call is out. Play on!
(For the definition of best perspective, see Rule II.A.)
Top 10 ultimate myths
Hi VUL people,