Judges look for “slow, high and controlled, with each section of the figure clearly defined and in uniform motion”.
Figures are evaluated on Design and Control. Specific design factors include accuracy of all body positions and transitions, accuracy of alignment of body parts, correctness of pikes and tucks and accuracy of transitional movements. Specific control factors include extension, sustained maximum height, uniform motion, stationary hold, stability, clarity and ease of performance.
Degree of Difficulty (D.D.) refers to a number value placed on each figure – from 1.4 to 3.5. The higher the number the more difficult the figure.