Giant 1/2

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Giant 1/2

 

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Blind change

 

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Higgins roll

 

Event
Uneven Bars

Skill type
Pirouette/Circle

Known as
Giant 1/2
Giant swing with 1/2 turn
Blind change
Higgins roll

About
Among the most common uneven bars skills, the giant swing with half turn is predominately used by every human on earth as the simplest method of changing grips into reverse (blind change) in order to be in the right grip to do a Jaeger—or, if you’re Chinese, to get into L-grip (Higgins) to begin doing all your L-grip pirouettes.

In recent years, the non-grip change, traditional version of the giant 1/2 has also gained popularity—because the world is horrible and everyone hates us—as a way of getting oneself facing the proper direction for the dismount. It is an irritating composition choice and wild deduction trap because of the likelihood of completing the skill past handstand and incurring a major deduction on an element that doesn’t even count.

Value
B

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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