Double Arabian piked
Arabian double pike
Daiane Dos Santos (BRA)
The piked double Arabian remains among the rarefied floor tumbling elements, performed only by a selection club of chosen ones. Most gymnasts going for high D scores on floor will attempt to get that difficulty through a skill like the double double tucked—which is inexplicably valued higher than the Dos Santos, and children I cannot even begin—but a few do favor the challenging piked double Arabian.
Technically, this skill should be known as the Dos Santos I, with the never-seen-since layout version being the Dos Santos II. But, since no one ever performs the Dos Santos II, the numbers aren’t really necessary for clarification.