Straddle Jump 1.5

straddle1-5

straddle1-5

Event
Floor exercise

Skill type
Dance

Known as
Straddle 1.5

About
A Popa with an extra half twist, the straddle 1.5 is one of the rarer horrible-wrenched-around-twisting D dance elements attempted on floor, a result of the difficulty of rotating fully, the difficulty of covering up the lack of rotation with another dance element, and the difficulty of including it in a passage of dance elements since it must begin from standing. Most gymnasts will opt instead for the split leap 1.5 or the switch leap 1/1 as their compulsory not-fully-rotated D dance element.

Value
D

Currently performed by
Jade Barbosa (BRA)
Lisa Ecker (AUT)
Sae Miyakawa (JPN)
Giulia Steingruber (SUI)

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