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I am a bit confused about what makes a legal putt within 10 meters. Are you allowed to stay up on one
foot then fly forward once the disc stops? Can you touch down with both feet after the disc stops then fall on your face? How about an akward off balanced step to the side without advancing forward? How long do you have to stay still to be determined balanced? And I thought a legal catch in the NFL was tough. OH yeah GO BILLS!
When the disc stops has no bearing whatsoever. "Both feet" is not specified, either.
The rule is you must "demonstrate balance' before moving forward. That phrase is rather ambiguous, though a full stop of forward momentum should qualify. Though if you hang on one foot for a second and them step forward, someone might question that.
Note that you can fall backwards or sideways without violation. It's only going forward past your marker that matters.
"Falling over is not legal what-so-ever within ten meters."
To be specific, it IS legal if you fall over sideways or backwards.
I don't think balance is the part of the "reason" for using minis---come to think of it, I don't know of a good reason for them---but it's a good habit. Although I've seen some debate on questionable cases where someone started to lean forward, and quickly reached down and snatched their mini, but they still weren't balanced.
No moving forward untill disc is at rest!!!