In the ruleset we can read :
126.96.36.199 A player is considered to dab, or be dabbed, when their foot rests on anything
other than their own bike or the vertical face of the boards.
188.8.131.52.1 A player’s foot cannot touch the ground, goals or other player’s bodies or
184.108.40.206 A player that leans with any portion of their body against the goal for stability is
considered a dabbed player.
220.127.116.11.1 The Goal Judge may signal a dab according to 18.104.22.168.
22.214.171.124.2 The Main Referee or the Goal Judge announces to the player of the dab.
126.96.36.199 A player’s hand may not grab onto anything other than their own bike, mallet, or
ball as outlined in 4.7.
188.8.131.52 Holding, grabbing or otherwise resting on the goal or the top of the boards is
considered a dab.
Nothing is said about resting (not grabbing, just resting with like a straight hand) with your elbow or hand on the vertical face of the boards, yet every player who rest on boards are getting called by the ref, how so ? I get it when they grab it, but it would be difficult to make the difference between grabbing and resting when everything goes fast, thus I would add to the rule that you can’t rest with your hand (and elbow) on the board, not only grabbing.
Which brings me to : can anyone explain why you couldn’t rest on the board but legit put your hand on the floor to do what we call a Raclette (applying horizontally the mallet on the floor as a goal to block the ball). I never understood why we are getting harder on these rules but allow the raclette. Doesn’t make any sense to me, I would like to understand that.