Gainer Salto Variations



Balance beam

Skill type

Known as
Gainer layout stepout
Gainer LOSO
Gainer back tuck/pike

All the gainer saltos are mashed together in the same box in the code of points, but the only one you’ll actually see is the gainer layout stepout.

Even the gainer layout stepout is a fairly rare skill at the elite level these days, worth exactly the same as the regular layout stepout yet not able to be latched onto the end of a back handspring to fulfill the acro series. So…why would you even?

Still, it is considered a different skill than the layout stepout (which is taken advantage of more in NCAA), so there is some advantage in it for gymnasts who want to go absolutely crazy with their layout stepouts.


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama