Back Pike (Balance Beam)

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backpikebeam

Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Acrobatic

Known as
Back pike
Pike

About
The back pike has never achieved the popularity of the layout stepout (largely because it is more challenging to execute out of a back handspring series), but it remains nonetheless a semi-frequently used composition choice on beam.

These days, it is primarily used as part of a mixed series in combination with some leaps to garner a tenth in series bonus, most commonly appearing after a switch split + switch split 1/2 to put a cherry on top of the trio. Some lower level elites will also use it in isolation to sneak another counting C element into the routine.

Value
C

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