The Balance Beam Situation

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

Attack of the Side Leap

In 2016, the split jump 1/2 and straddle jump 1/2 on beam both had B value.

Oh, what simple times those were.

Carefree almost.

For 2017, both the split jump 1/2 and straddle jump 1/2 have been revalued and bumped up to C elements.

At the same time, the one-tenth difficulty bonus for leaps beginning and ending in side position has been expanded to include those leaps with just a 1/2 twist.

Add it all up, and what does that spell?

It spells that the split jump 1/2 from side position and straddle jump 1/2 from side position, elements that 9 months ago would have been B skills, are now D skills.

THIS WILL BE GREAT FOR UPGRADES.

WHAT A COOL AND TRENDY D-SCORE HACK.

NOTHING COULD GO WRONG.

NOTHING AT ALL.

THIS IS GOOD AND NORMAL.

EVEN RAGAN SMITH IS FINE WITH IT.

BEAM WILL NEVER BE THE SAME IN A GOOD WAY.

7000 WORTH-IT POINTS FOR EASY SIDE LEAPS.

IT’S SO SIMPLE DO THE DANCE.

THE FUTURE IS SIDE LEAPS.

 

 

 

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