Clear-hip 1/1



Uneven Bars

Skill type

Known as
Clear-hip 1/1 (full)
Clear-hip circle with full turn

The clear hip definitely used to be the ugly duckling of the pirouetting shapes, and while it’s still not sitting at the cool kids table, the clear hip has gained some frequency in recent years as an option for connecting out of a Shaposhnikova-style skill that doesn’t require wrenching those legs under the bar super quickly.

In that respect, the clear-hip 1/1 has actually become more common than the simpler clear-hip 1/2 because it can be connected out of a Shaposh and allow the gymnast to be facing the right direction to Pak back down to the low bar. And because it’s a D instead of a C. And because it’s more valuable for connection bonus.

At the same time, it’s quite difficult to finish this one in handstand. With handstand deductions being as strict as they are, gymnasts tend to go to less-than-or-equal-to 1 of them in their routines, and that 1 is most often a toe-on.


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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