Straddle Jump (Balance Beam)



Balance beam

Skill type

Known as
Straddle jump
Side split
Straddle pike

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.

B (2017-)
A (2006-2016)

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