Thread: Is it legal
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Old 12-03-2018, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by JC17393 View Post
Yeah, because the 30 seconds as stated in the rules gets enforced so strictly as the rule is written. If we're not going to pull out a stop watch on every throw, the 30 seconds is unenforceable too.

Given a choice, I think if we're going to have a time limit, make it a real time limit. And define exactly when it starts (already done) AND any and all conditions in which it can be paused, stopped, or re-set. Otherwise, my interpretation of the rule is as valid as anyone arguing that the clock does reset at every "distraction".

If we want precision in rules enforcement, we need precision in the rules themselves. I'm all for precision and would welcome clarification one way or the other in the next rules updated.
IMO extrapolation of rules should go in the direction of allowing things rather than disallowing. Basically if it isn't proscribed then it is permitted. Once we start extrapolating the other way we have opened a whole new can of worms.

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