Handspring pike 1/2
Piked Cuervo (1/2 turn to back pike)
The handspring pike 1/2 was a favored vault in elite gymnastics in the early 2000s, but like all handspring vaults, has found its subscribers dwindling. At least, its intentional subscribers. We have a few attempts at handspring layout 1/2s that I would characterize as this vault. Worth the same as a Yurchenko full…why would you even bother with this.
The handspring pike 1/2 is, however, experiencing a renaissance in NCAA gymnastics in recent years because of its juicy, juicy 10.0 start value.
Like its tucked sister, the front pike with 1/2 turn and 1/2 turn into back pike are considered the same vault in the elite code, and you will also hear the latter referred to as a piked Cuervo.