Switch leap 1/2
Switch split 1/2
Change-leg 1/2 (chiefly British)
Why why why dear god why.
The ugly stepsister of the switch leap, the switch 1/2 is similarly popular in too many routines because of its status as a rarefied D dance element. It’s frequently used immediately following the switch leap in an attempt to receive connection value in a pause-a-tron series. This behavior is indulged by the judges and code of points, and I don’t care for it. Because of the irresistible lure of its D value, the switch 1/2 is often performed by gymnasts who cannot remotely do it, contributing to its identity as a hideous trash skill.
I truly don’t understand. You have to know you are incurring more in execution deductions than you’re gaining for the skill and potential connection.