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STACK Figures

 

The STACK figures are the basis of competition flying, but some of them are hard to make out from the static diagrams. In order to make them clearer, I have produced a set of animations of all of the figures. The animations now allow you turn both the grid and figure lines on and off. This can give flyers an idea of how the figures look when seen against a clear sky (how the judges will view them).

The animations are produced in Flash. In order to view them you will need to have (at least) the Flash 4 plug-in. You will still be able to view the animations with version 3, but the new buttons won't work.

The figures are flown against an imaginary grid in the sky which fills an area 53° to either side of the flyer and 53° up. This grid is calibrated in percentages, which can be read as feet if you are flying on 125ft lines - see explanatory diagrams of the Wind Window and Grid. The figures can be reversed left to right.

NOTE: These figures have now been superceded by the new IRBC figures. They have now been animated and you can see them here. The figures on this page marked NEW were never official STACK figures, but were being considered for acceptance in April 2004. Any decision on these was pre-empted by the adoption of the new IRBC figures.

Dual-line Individual

Figure 1 - Infinity Downwards
Figure 2 - Square
Figure 3 - Ladder Down
Figure 4 - The Jump
Figure 5 - Wedge
Figure 6 - The Mount
Figure 7 - Figure Eight
Figure 8 - Pyramid
Figure 9 - The Bulb
Figure 10 - Power Dive and Roll
Figure 11 - Two Circles within a Circle
Figure 12 - Square Cuts
Figure 13 - Steps Down
Figure 14 - The Bristols
Figure 15 - The Dice
Figure 16 - The T-bone
Figure 17 - The Hairpin
Figure 18 - Eight in a Rectangle
Figure 19 - Tubular X
Figure 20 - Square Spiral
Figure 21 - Bow Tie
Figure 22 - Octagon
Figure 23 - Diamond in a Triangle
Figure 24 - Four Squares
Figure 25 - Clover Square
Figure 26 - Circles and Loops
Figure 27 - Spiral Diamond
Figure 28 - The Rug
Figure 29 - Star
Figure 30 - Split Figure Eight
Figure 31 - Heartbeats
Figure 32 - Tulip
Figure 33 - Clover Leaf
Figure 34 - Danger Zone
Figure 35 - Pinwheel
Figure 36 - Soup Can
Figure 37 - Graduated Circles
Figure 38 - Two and a Half Squares
Figure 39 - Circle and Slide
Figure 40 - Frogs Legs
Figure 41 - Roly-poly
Figure 42 - Ladder with Roll
Figure 43 - The House (or Envelope)
Figure 44 - Power Dive, Stop and Loop
Figure 45 - Square and Circle
Figure 46 - Inverted Eight with Landing
Figure 47 - Looper
Figure 48 - Cornered Axel

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Dual-line Pairs

Pair Figure 1 - Evil Eye
Pair Figure 2 - Snake with Loops
Pair Figure 3 - Loops and Diamonds
Pair Figure 4 - Starburst with Loops
Pair Figure 5 - The Wig-wams
Pair Figure 6 - Inverted Eight with Landing
Pair Figure 7 - H
Pair Figure 8 - Twist
Pair Figure 9 - The Cliff
Pair Figure 10 - Split Pair Square
Pair Figure 11 - Meet Again
Pair Figure 12 - Double Double U
Pair Figure 13 - KiteFlight
Pair Figure 14 - Pair, Circle and Slide
Pair Figure 15 - Cornered Axels
Pair Figure 16 - Triple Diamonds NEW
Pair Figure 17 - X-Crossed Rolls NEW
Pair Figure 18 - The Knot NEW
Pair Figure 19 - Circled Eight NEW

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Dual-line Team

Team Figure 1 - Team Eight
Team Figure 2 - Team Power Dive with Roll
Team Figure 3 - Follow, Flank Up and Square
Team Figure 4 - Follow, Roll, Across and Roll
Team Figure 5 - Horizontal Thread
Team Figure 6 - Vertical Thread
Team Figure 7 - Diagonal Loops
Team Figure 8 - Team Hairpin
Team Figure 9 - Horizontal Thread with Loops
Team Figure 10 - Team Diamonds
Team Figure 11 - Cascade
Team Figure 12 - Loops and Vertical Threads
Team Figure 13 - Starburst and Return
Team Figure 14 - Eight in a Rectangle
Team Figure 15 - Quick Cuts
Team Figure 16 - Inverted Eight with Landing
Team Figure 17 - Team Diamonds Downwards
Team Figure 18 - Hairpin with Landing
Team Figure 19 - X-Crossed Rolls
Team Figure 20 - Mirrored Diamonds
Team Figure 21 - Team Roly-poly
Team Figure 22 - Team Graduated Circles
Team Figure 23 - The Basket
Team Figure 24 - Up, Roll, Down and Land
Team Figure 25 - Arch de Triomph
Team Figure 26 - Follow, Flank Up and Loop
Team Figure 27 - The Aqualud
Team Figure 28 - Knit One, Pearl One
Team Figure 29 - The Daltons
Team Figure 30 - Team Power Dive, Stop and Loop
Team Figure 31 - Manhattan
Team Figure 32 - Star Collapse
Team Figure 33 - Roll Back
Team Figure 34 - Speed Up, Domino Down
Team Figure 35 - Team Circle and Slide
Team Figure 36 - Turn in Turn

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Multi-line Individual

Quad Figure 1 - Rectangle
Quad Figure 2 - The Porch
Quad Figure 3 - Bowtie Twists
Quad Figure 4 - Power Tip
Quad Figure 5 - Diamonds
Quad Figure 6 - Follow the Flow
Quad Figure 7 - Circle Within a Circle
Quad Figure 8 - Lollypop
Quad Figure 9 - Hops
Quad Figure 10 - Pivots
Quad Figure 11 - Bicycle
Quad Figure 12 - Lazy Eight
Quad Figure 13 - Circle and Square NEW

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Multi-line Pairs

Quad Pairs Figure 1 - Qisses
Quad Pairs Figure 2 - Tandem
Quad Pairs Figure 3 - Quadouble-S
Quad Pairs Figure 4 - Wigwams NEW
Quad Pairs Figure 5 - Inverted 8 NEW
Quad Pairs Figure 6 - H NEW
Quad Pairs Figure 7 - Meet Again NEW
Quad Pairs Figure 8 - Square Dance NEW
Quad Pairs Figure 9 - Steps NEW
Quad Pairs Figure 10 - Clockwork NEW
Quad Pairs Figure 11 - Quadrant NEW
Quad Pairs Figure 12 - Circled Eight NEW

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Muti-line Team

Quad Team Figure 1 - Iris NEW
Quad Team Figure 2 - Cascade NEW
Quad Team Figure 3 - Arc de Triomphe NEW
Quad Team Figure 4 - Follow the Flow NEW
Quad Team Figure 5 - Gearbox NEW

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Please note that this is not an official STACK site and that the basic diagrams remain the copyright of STACK. The figures have been checked, but if you spot any mistakes, please let me know. A full description and set of rules is available on the STACK website. There are links to both the STACK and STACK UK sites on the links page.