# Cast Off – Analysis

Mainstream
Cast Off

Links:   Define Standard Module Teach Other Extend

Call Analysis:

Hands needed at the start: Varies by position
Hands held at the end: Same as at the start

Body flow at the start: Clockwise or Counter-clockwise
Body flow at the end: Same as at the start

Good preceding calls:

For Cast Off from Lines:
— Centers In
— Pass Thru

For Cast Off from Two-Faced Lines:
— Ends Cross Run

For Cast Off from Mini-Waves
— Swing Thru
— Split Circulate
— All Eight Circulate
— Column Circulate
— Pass the Ocean

Good following calls:

For ending in Lines:
— Forward and Back
— Pass Thru
— Right and Left Thru

For ending in Waves:
— Split Circulate
— All Eight Circulate

Ending Formations for Standard starting Formation and Arrangements:

a) Lines Facing Out, Normal Couples: Cast Off 3/4
Ends in Lines Facing In, Normal Couples

b) Lines Facing Out, Same Gender Couples: Cast Off 3/4
Ends in Lines Facing In, Same Gender Couples (a BBGG line becomes a GGBB line)

c) Right or Left-Hand Column, “0” or “1/2” (BGBG or GBGB): Cast Off 3/4
Ends in a Right or Left-Hand Tidal Wave, “0” or “1/2” (BGBG or GBGB)

d) Right or Left-Handed Parallel Waves, “0”, “1/2”, “1”, “2” (not BBGG or GGBB): Cast Off 3/4
Ends in Parallel Waves (Right or Left-Handed Parallel Waves),
— “0” (Boys on the ends) ends “2” (Boys Facing Out),
— “1/2” (Girls on the ends) ends in a “1” (Girls Facing Out),
— “1” (Girls Facing Out) ends in a “0” (Girls in the Center),
— “2” (Boys Facing Out) ends in a “1/2” (Boys in the Center)

Some Extended Applications:

a) Right or Left-Handed Two-Faced Lines, “0” (Normal Couples): Cast Off 3/4
Ends in Facing Lines, Normal Couples

ARC Rulings (Applications Review Committee of CALLERLAB): None