Switch leap 1/2
Switch split 1/2
The ugly stepsister of the switch leap, the switch 1/2 is similarly popular because of its status as a rarefied D dance element, frequently used following the switch leap in an attempt to receive connection value in a pause-a-tron series. This behavior is indulged by the judges way too often. Because of the irresistible lure of its D value, the switch 1/2 is often performed by gymnasts who cannot do it, contributing to its identity as a hideous trash skill.