International Rules - Roll # 29, Expert Division
English Name -
Closed fist roll, starting forward, ending forward
8 points per side
fingers stay closed throughout
To make it just a little harder the Greenlanders devised this roll in which the hand has to stay closed by keeping hold of a ping pong ball or other small object. The reduced surface area does not provide as much push against the water as an open palm. Intermediate level competitors can often do the layback variety of the closed fist roll, and may have surprised themselves by making it on the first try. However, the forward ending versions are much more difficult, and only experts succeed at them. 8 points per side.