Switch leap 1/2 (Balance Beam)

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Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Dance

Known as
Switch 1/2
Switch leap 1/2
Switch split 1/2
Change-leg 1/2

About
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.

Value
D

 

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