The Balance Beam Situation

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

Tsukahara 1.5



Known as
Tsukahara 1.5
Tsuk 1.5
Kas 1/2

While the naming of the Tsukahara full becomes kind of a thing, you’re usually just good calling this one a Tsuk 1.5. Kas 1/2 is also acceptable, but no one seems to get quite as bunched up into a little ball about it.

You will see the Tsuk 1.5 fairly commonly (at least as far as non-Yurchenko vaults go) in competitive international scenarios because it can score competitively with most DTYs if performed proficiently and not getting too badly deducted for amplitude, despite starting two tenths lower.

4.80 (2022-)
5.20 (2017-2021)
5.50 (2006–2016)

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