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Double Tuck (Balance Beam)


Balance beam

Skill type

Known as
Double tuck
Double back

Until 2012, the code’s valuing of E dismounts over D dismounts for the purpose of awarding CV rendered the double pike a significantly more sought-after dismount than the pitiful little double tuck.

Now, the only difference is the one-tenth in difficulty value, which still lures many to the siren song of the double pike, but the double tuck has also retained and gained many followers. It is the D-value dismount of choice, especially for acrobatically inclined gymnasts who are still somewhat afraid of beam and doing anything more difficult off such a stupid little plank of wood.


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