Pak Salto

pak

pak

Event
Uneven Bars

Skill type
Transition (high-to-low)

Known as
Pak
Pak salto

Named for
Pak Gyong Sil (PRK)

About
The Pak is among the relatively rare skills—along with the Onodi—that are referred to solely and exclusively by their namesake and never, ever through a description of the skill. Have you every heard someone call this a back layout to low bar? No, it’s always Pak. Because that’s a lot more succinct.

Due to the increased value of Shaposh-style skills in combinations, the popularity of the Pak has risen dramatically in recent years, rendering it the most commonly performed transition element on bars.

Value
D

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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