Front Aerial (Floor Exercise)

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Event
Floor exercise

Skill type
Acrobatic

Known as
Front aerial
Aerial walkover
Free walkover
Walkover
Ugh

About
From 2013-2016, the front aerial reigned as the most common way of circumventing the requirement for a forward/sideward acrobatic element by just throwing it into the middle of the routine randomly like this is Dancing with the Stars or something. This isn’t Dancing with the Stars. It was lame, and the rule change requiring it to be part of an actual tumbling pass was more than welcome.

Value
A

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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