Front Aerial (Balance Beam)

front-aerial

frontaerial

Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Acrobatic

Known as
Front aerial
Aerial
Aerial walkover
Free walkover
Walkover

About
The front aerial may have the most completely interchangeable names of any skill, and you will occasionally see people (me) use three-to-four of them within the same sentence because of eh. Such is only befitting an acrobatic skill of this popularity. Walkover is not technically an appropriate description, but is common shorthand because no one actually does a regular walkover on beam (except Jordyn Wieber). Note that the panoply of acceptable names of this skill does not, however, include “free aerial.” That’s two words that mean the same thing.

Value
D

 

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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