Direct and rebound strokes

1. A player is allowed to pocket their own pucks with direct strokes except those within the centre circle and the player's blind zone. A direct stroke means that the striker must first touch the player's own puck outside the centre circle and the player's blind zone, after which it may hit any other puck's hole, the puck can be hit directly.

 

2. The player is permitted to use rebound stroke on all his pucks.

 

3. Puck in the center zoneand player's blind zone cannot be hit by a direct stroke. There it can be played only:

a) With a rebound, i.e. the striker touches at least one edge board before hitting the puck, taking into account point 16.1.i).

b)  With the striker, after it touches a player's own puck outside the center zone or blind zone.

c) With players own puck, positioned outside these zones:

d) By means of several pucks, if the striker first touches players own puck, positioned outside the center zone and blind zone: e) With a rebound against a side edge, if the puck is in the center zone.

 

4. There is no penality, if in a rebound stroke player's striker does not touch any of his own pucks, if they are only in center zone or his blind zone.

 

5. If a player hits opponent's puck out of the center zone or edge zone, it should be left where it stopped.

 

6. It is forbidden to attack opponent's pucks with a direct stroke, driving them into the center or edge zone. If it has been done, the puck is replaced to its previous position without touching other pucks and the player gets penalty.

 

7. attacking and driving the opponent's pucks into the center or opposite edge zone is permitted in the following ways:

a) With a rebound stroke when the player has no pucks left avaliable for direct strokes.

b) With the striker after it touches the player's own puck outside the center or blind zone.

c) With a player's own puck.

d) By means of several pucks, providing the stroke was correctly executed.

 

Note: In this case the stroke is correct even if the player gets a penalty for its execution, as when the striker falls into the pocket or jumps over the edge.

 

8. If a player in a direct stroke drives the opponent's puck over the edge, this puck is returned to its previos position and the player gets penalty. The same is done if the player, striking an opponent's puck, drives another opponent's puck over the edge. If puck has not been driven into opponent's blind zone, its position is not restored.

 

9. The puck's position is not restored, if after the strike, it moves within the blind zone or from the center to the blind zone.