Clear Straddle Forward

Uneven Bars

Skill type

Known as
Straddle circle forward
Clear straddle forward

Different from the Stalder elements, which begin in handstand and end in handstand, the straddle circles begin and end in straddle support on top of the bar and are therefore considerably simpler and reflect an earlier level of gymnastics. These straddle circles still exist in the code, but are all A elements and are nearly never seen in modern gymnastics, where even a giant circle is a B, so an A is essentially pointless.


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