Split Leap 1.5

split1-5

split1-5

Event
Floor exercise

Skill type
Dance

Known as
Split (leap) 1.5
Tour jete 1/1
or, more accurately Split leap 1.14256

Named after
Hell

About
The bane of everyone everywhere for all eternity, the split leap 1.5 is the monarch of the “wrenched-around nonsense split elements” kingdom. It’s status as a D-value dance element (worth as much as a run-of-the-mill tumbling pass, but without all that exhausting flipping) makes it exceptionally worthwhile for gymnasts to attempt, but in the attempt to take on all that twisting after hitting a split position, the split 1.5 is nearly impossible to make look masterful or comfortable, more often looking ragged and revealing itself as a cynical composition ploy.

Also the under-rotating, OH, the under-rotating. It’s a real treat.

Value
D

Currently performed by
Lisa Ecker (AUT)
Axelle Klinckaert (BEL)
Larrissa Miller (AUS)
Gaelle Mys (BEL)

 

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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