Double Pike (Balance Beam)

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Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Dismount

Known as
Double pike
Piked double back

About
Unlike on floor, where the double pike and double tuck have the same value, the double pike off beam is valued one tenth higher than the double tuck. As such, it has become a more common choice, with many gymnasts—even some who definitely shouldn’t—throwing it out there instead of the double tuck just to see what happens. What usually happens is a tragic case of knee-chest.

Value
E

 

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