Cat leap 1/2

Balance beam

Skill type

Known as
Cat leap 1/2
Cat 1/2
Was that a skill?

Named after
Cats. You know how cats do that thing where they alternating lift both of their legs above horizontal? No? You mean you’ve seen a cat before and that’s literally never happened to any cat ever? Cool.

Aside from a brief life in compulsory beam, the cat leap 1/2 doesn’t have much of a footprint in elite gymnastics, and we’re all basically fine with that because it’s not the best skill and is only even barely acceptable when Svetlana Boguinskaya does it.

Many B dance elements have experienced new life on beam because of the introduction of series bonus, but it’s harder to work a leap like this one into a series, so the cat leap 1/2 is staying in the dungeon for now.


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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