Gainer Tuck/Pike



Balance beam

Skill type

Known as
Gainer tuck
Gainer pike

Given its low value, the gainer tuck or pike is almost never used at the elite level, with gymnasts who feel the need to go for a gainer electing to perform the more respectably valued layout version—or add some twisting, at which point it apparently doesn’t matter what the shape is. You’ll get credit.

You will see the gainer pike at other levels of gymnastics, particularly NCAA, but just to confirm that the WTC has no interest in it, the value was lowered from C to B starting in 2017.

B (2017–)
C (2006-2016)

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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