I honestly don't know what this thread is about, but as far as progressives go I think the rulebook has it right - the steps of the progressive do not cross.
Oh dear. You are right. I was thinking of the underpush - but of course, it leaves no trace, because the pushing foot stays still on the ice. (I guess I could still argue the shown tracing is potentially a little wrong, because if you have a hard underpush, as I was taught, the arcs of steps 1 and 2 would not be parallel. But a lot of people don't push very hard, especially at a Preliminary Dance level.)
Thanks for catching that.
(BTW, I am talking about a FORWARD progressive, which is what appears in the Canasta Tango.)
>Interesting that the 2010 yearbook you sited Query the progressive steps are correct
I'm not sure what you mean, but the quotes referenced in this thread were done by pointing and clicking from usfsa.org, yesterday, not in 2010. i.e., http://usfsa.org
-> Technical Info -> Rulebook -> Rulebook (7/1/15) (PDF) -> Searched for Canasta, until pattern appeared
I also searched for "Dance Glossary" in the same Rulebook, whose URL is http://usfsa.org/content/2015-16%20Rulebook.pdf
However, the judging form, athttp://www.usfigureskating.org/Content
does show the RFI edge - and is dated from 2000. So it would seem that skaters and judges are told that different things are correct.
OTOH, I'm not sure that those judging forms are still used... I got to it by searching for "judging forms" at usfsa.org, and I've noticed that searches sometimes access out of date stuff.EDIT
: If anyone wants to complain about the rulebook Canasta, they can maybe contact the rules committee via https://www.usfsaonline.org/InternalDirectory/CommitteeDetails?comId=1371
- but it's a members only page. But I bet the rules committee sees A LOT of complaints about a lot of things, and they might not look at them all.