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Double Pike (Balance Beam)


Balance beam

Skill type

Known as
Double pike
Piked double back

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, at E. It’s one of those fun little moments where the CoP entirely lacks in consistency, and ah ha ha ha ha, no it’s terrible.

This valuation is a highly appealing decision for a number of athletes—even some who definitely shouldn’t be doing the double pike and are landing in triangle shape. The potential chest position deductions in the pike probably make the double tuck a better choice, but when has that ever mattered to anyone?


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