Illusion turn (Balance Beam)

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Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Turn

Known as
Illusion turn
Illusion full
Ew

Named after
Not something a whore does for money…or candy!

About
The appeal of the illusion turn comes from its D value. And little else. It’s worth a tenth more than the L or Y turns and is also realistic as part of a mixed series, though still such a risky proposition that only the most confident turners tend to attempt it. Or should.

Even in the hands of an otherwise confident, non-Dutch turner, it has a tendency to look a little “crab in a garbage disposal” as the gymnast desperately tries to flail herself back over the beam somehow.

Value
D

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