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
Lilia Akhaimova (RUS)
Diana Bulimar (ROU)
Simona Castro (CHI)
Ana Derek (CRO)
Lisa Ecker (AUT)
Carlotta Ferlito (ITA)
Vanessa Ferrari (ITA)
Ruby Harrold (GBR)
Loan His (FRA)
Larisa Iordache (ROU)
Axelle Klinckaert (BEL)
Ana Filipa Martins (POR)
Larrissa Miller (AUS)
Mai Murakami (JPN)
Gaelle Mys (BEL)
Catalina Ponor (ROU)
Flavia Saraiva (BRA)
Aiko Sugihara (JPN)
Amy Tinkler (GBR)
Yuki Uchiyama (JPN)
Marcia Vidiaux (CUB)
Toni-Ann Williams (JAM)
Rose Woo (CAN)

 

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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