Forward salto piked
Bernd Jaeger (GDR) (Man)
Let’s all just make up our mind, shall we? In 2017, the piked Jaeger—which had been a D element at the same value as the straddled version—was bumped up to an E, presumably in an effort to reward the more difficult piked shape and promote a slightly different option to the ever-present straddle. And it worked. The age of the piked Jaeger began, with gymnasts reveling in both the E difficulty value and the more bountiful connection bonus possibilities that allowed.
And then in 2022, the WTC said, “oh actually jkjkjk” and returned the piked Jaeger to its original D value, the same as the straddle. So what was the point of that adventure exactly?