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Full-Twisting Double Tuck (Uneven Bars)



Uneven Bars

Skill type

Known as
Full-twisting double tuck
Double tuck full
Double tuck 1/1
Variations: Full-in; Full-out; Half-in, half-out

Named after
**Oksana Chusovitina (SOV) – only the full-out variation is named after Chusovitina

The dismount. The one. The only (basically). The full-twisting double tuck in all its various incarnations is the most popular dismount in higher-level uneven bars routines, and it’s not a close contest. Everyone has this old thing. It has a D value, and is typically considered the easiest to stick of the D dismounts.

The code of points does not distinguish between the various and sundry incarnations of the double back with a full twist: the full-in, the full-out, the half-in half-out, or the ever popular sort-of-in-betweeny. They’re all considered the same skill, but this was not always the case. Oksana Chusovitina got the full-out version named after herself back when that was a thing you could do, and it is still listed as such in the code of points despite that no longer being its own skill.


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