Pike jump (Balance Beam)

pike-jump

pikejump

Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Dance

Known as
Pike jump
Pike

About
Among the rarer of the A-valued beam dance elements (among non-Americans—Americans love the pike jump), the pike jump tends to be ignored in favor of other options because of the relative challenge of putting it in a leap series to fulfill the requirement. Also because a solid 75% of people performing the pike jump have a hip angle of about 179 degrees, which is wrong.

Value
A

Currently performed by
Simone Biles (USA)
Nia Dennis (USA)
Christina Desiderio (USA)
Gabrielle Douglas (USA)
Margzetta Frazier (USA)
Alexa Moreno (MEX)
Aly Raisman (USA)
Emily Schild (USA)
Ragan Smith (USA)
Toni-Ann Williams (JAM)

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