Split Jump (Balance Beam)

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Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Dance

Known as
Split jump
Split
The most impossible skill in life (apparently)

About
The lowly split jump remains a staple of nearly all balance beam routines because of its undeniable worth in both fulfilling the dance combination requirement and accruing bonus out of acrobatic elements, though only the weakest routines will end up counting the split jump for difficulty.

Until 2017, the skill was valued at A given that it’s the basic beam element, but when the acro + dance CV combination was tightened to include only D+B, the split jump was upgraded to B so that it could continue to fulfill that connection.

Value
B (2017-)
A (-2016)

 

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