Switch Ring (Floor Exercise)



Floor exercise

Skill type

Known as
Switch ring
Change-leg ring leap

Named after
That thing where you switch the rings right before a wedding and ruin the whole thing

The switch ring is among the most popular of all the dance elements on floor because it is a C-value skill—and nearly every gymnast is perfectly comfortable counting a C dance element on floor—and also because it’s relatively comfortable to run out of. That’s important in that it means the switch ring can be used as the first element in fulfilling the passage of dance requirement.

You can kill two birds with this stone, so everyone wants to grab it. It’s usually OK. Not nearly as bad as on beam.


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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