Switch Leap (Balance Beam)

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switchbeam

Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Dance

Known as
Switch
Switch leap
Switch split
Change-leg leap

About
The most popular beam skill (as well as the most commonly performed skill on any single event), the switch leap is as close as exists to a compulsory element in modern gymnastics. Everyone plus one does the switch leap. The reason: it’s the easiest of the C dance elements and, at the same time, fulfills the requirement to show a split of 180 degrees in a leap series. Who could resist it? Sometimes, it’s even performed acceptably.

Value
C

 

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