Stalder Forward

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Event
Uneven Bars

Skill type
Pirouette/Circle

Known as
Stalder forward
Forward Stalder
Endo

Named after
Yukio Endo (JPN) (Man)

About
Pretty much an unused skill in modern gymnastics, the forward Stalder’s only use is as a C element for a gymnast who has really lovely Stalder positions yet also has not managed to add much difficulty on bars (a rare combination) and needs to rack up some C elements somewhere to get a competitive total. In general, there are easier C elements out there.

You’ll mostly hear the forward Stalder referred to as an Endo, after Yukio Endo, the three-time Olympian for Japan in the 1960s. Because that’s a lot quicker to say than forward Stalder. But note that the Endo refers only to a forward version, not a backward Stalder.

Value
C

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