by Al Myers
The 5th Edition USAWA Rulebook is now available on the website. As voted on by the membership at the 2011 AGM, the new rulebook became effective August 1st. The Rulebook is free to download from the website. I do want to warn you that the Rulebook file is a large one (over 4MB in a pdf) and may take a while to download depending on your connection speed. It contains over 80 pictures of various lifts, with most of them in color. I will have the Rulebook available in a bound hard copy if anyone wants to order one. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer it this way. I plan to go to the printer shop at the end of the month, so that is the deadline. I don’t have a cost yet for it, but plan to just “take orders” and sell it at the price it takes to get printed. The price depends mostly on whether or not I have it printed with color. Black and white is the cheapest way to go (which I had done last year) and the price will be in the $30 range. Color print will at least double this. I also have the summary of the 2011 Rulebook changes/additions/substractions posted on the website so if you already have a prior Rulebook and just want to print off those pages to add as a “loose leaf” addition, that might be a good way to go as well. I also have the 2010 Rulebook changes posted. All the new approved lifts this year are included in the Rulebook Changes file. The Rulebook was completely overhauled in the Third Edition so you will want to have at least that edition to be somewhat current.