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Clear-hip 1/2


Uneven Bars

Skill type

Known as
Clear-hip 1/2
Clear-hip circle with half 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.

The clear-hip 1/2 is probably slightly less useful than the the full in that Shaposh-connecting regard because of the direction you end up facing (have fun with your…between-the-bars jaeger?), but it definitely has its adherents.


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