Split Jump (Balance Beam)

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Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Dance

Known as
Split jump
Split
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About
The lowly split jump remains a staple of nearly every single balance beam routine you’ll see because of its undeniable worth in both fulfilling the requirement of the combination of two dance elements (it’s the most easily connected of all the beam dance elements) and accruing bonus when performed out of acrobatic elements.

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

Even though it appears in nearly every routine, only the weakest routines will end up actually counting the split jump for difficulty.

Value
B (2017-)
A (-2016)

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