3 comments on “Foosball and Spinning

  1. There is a technical definition for spinning in the rules that doesn’t jibe with the normal definition of the term. I can’t quote the newest version of the rule, but the rule used to read:

    The spinning of the rods is illegal. Spinning shall be defined as the rotation of the soccer figure more that 360 Degrees before or after striking the ball.

    That is how it used to read, and the current effective rule is the same. I don’t know if they way it is expressed in the current rule book is the same as it used to be.

    Also, for the record, the rule wasn’t always that way. I’ve heard that before I started playing tournaments spinning WAS allowed. When I first played a tour tournament, The Seattle Open on January 4th & 5th, 1975. The rule was that you couldn’t go around more than 360 degrees before striking the ball, but after striking the ball the rod could spin. They changed that rule a while after to the current rule.

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