Clear pike Tkatchev
Paola Galante (ITA)
Not to be confused with the Stalder Tkatchev in piked position, the piked-Stalder Tkatchev—piked-Stalder describing the entry—is among the newest Tkatchev variations. It was debuted by Paola Galante in 2009 and has appeared in routines only sparingly since then, making it among the rarest of the Tkatchev variations. Most gymnasts find it too difficult to generate the amplitude needed for the release out of a piked-Stalder and will opt instead for one of panoply of other E releases that exist, like the Stalder Tkatchev or the Tkatchev piked.
For Tkatchev variation clarification, refer to the Shaposhatchev Dictionary