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Split Side (Floor Exercise)

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Event
Floor exercise

Skill type
Dance

Known as
Split side
Straddle 1/4

About
A very rare skill that barely exists in modern gymnastics, the split side is almost always eschewed in favor of the more valuable switch side leap (which, shhhh, is also an easier element to hit the necessary position), something every gymnast at this level will be expected to be able to manage on floor. It’s also difficult to work into a passage of dance elements, so if you’re doing something A-level, you’re not so likely to pick this one.

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