Straddle Jump (Balance Beam)

straddlebeam

straddlebeam

Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Dance

Known as
Straddle jump
Side split
Straddle pike

About
Until recently, the straddle jump was not particularly favored as an A dance element on beam for the purpose of fulfilling the dance combination requirement, with most gymnasts electing to tack a split jump onto a counting element, or do something like a split jump + wolf jump. In 2017, the straddle jump was upgraded from an A element to a B element, increasing its appeal to be used alongside the split jump, following an acro element, to get a three-element series bonus in addition to fulfilling the dance combination requirement.

Value
B (2017-)
A (2006-2016)

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