Clear-Hip 1/2 to Back Layout (Okino)

Uneven Bars

Skill type

Known as
Clear-hip 1/2, back layout

Named after
Betty Okino (USA)

The real struggle in the layout dismounts (coming from either toe-on or clear-hip) is maintaining a discernible layout shape. Whether it’s the Moors or the Okino, we’re typically seeing a clear pike or tuck in the air that either risks downgrade or incurs enough deductions to make the dismount not as valuable as it might otherwise seem. Okino’s dismount definitely started laid out, and then adopted various shapes in the air (rhombus?) toward the end, depending on the instance in question. That’s among the reasons these layout dismounts are pretty rare.


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