Giant Forward 1/1 (L-grip)



Uneven Bars

Skill type

Known as
Forward giant 1/1 in L-grip/eagle grip/inverse grip

The forward giant 1/1 from L-grip will make its way into some routines performed by L-grip queens, but while it is certainly a valuable element at D, it is not quite as valuable as those famous E-rated pirouettes with a full turn on one arm before handstand. Therefore most people who are capable of pirouetting and L-gripping and all that ouchie-shoulder nonsense will aim for E skills rather than this D element.

Another issue with this skill is the likelihood of finishing the pirouette well past handstand and getting murdered by the judges. RIP. That’s why this skill tends to be the domain of lower-level Chinese bars workers who haven’t yet graduated to Lings and Healys.


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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