- here the weight of the fabric must be taken into account when choosing it, in the rules the recommended weight is from the lower limit, the upper one is not recommended yet
- if the recommendation is not respected and the flags are made of transparent fabrics, such as chiffon, nylon, then such fabrics are light, they become wound during work and work with the flag loses its essence, it is more about working with a wand (baton)
- the flag does not have to be in the shape of a rectangle, it can have the shape of a triangle or imitations of some historical flag, but it must meet the overall size, i.e. min. 2000 cm2.
The discipline flag seems attractive, but if there are grips with the fabric when working with the flag, such work loses its meaning, such work is penalized.
- if someone from the set is missing, then it is not possible to put the excess tools on the ground and leave them there at all times
- with an odd number of competitors in this discipline, it is allowed for one competitor to have one type of tool at all times
- mandatory exchange is valid by others
- tools can be changed several times during the set, but everyone must always demonstrate working with both tools
- the referee evaluates the balanced use of both tools.
Discipline baton, the most common mistakes are
- low throws for junior and senior categories (less than 2 meters)
- persistent missing march sequence in solos; the competitors replace it with three marching steps and an end step
- missing spin as a mandatory element
Here it is necessary to pay attention to the inclusion of elements from level 5, such as long throws. This is penalized by a technical referee with a 0.5 point deduction.
If there is a merging of disciplines or age categories in the competition, the following applies:
- the judge evaluates the competition formation given, regardless of the merged discipline
- younger people who are included in the older category receive a point bonus (entered last, on the continuous results, if they are, may not be obvious)
- younger age category, e.g. juniors merged with an older senior category, do not have to have mandatory high footwear for this category, the footwear of their junior category applies to them
- loose hair is unsuitable, it can limit performance both when working with tools and gymnastic elements
- the uniform design of the hairstyle contributes to the aesthetic effect of the set
- Inadequacy is penalized by a deduction from the technical referee