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Tsukahara Back Pike



Known as
Tsukahara back pike
Tsuk pike

The Tsuk back pike was typically the vault of choice for Nadia Comaneci and has its footprint in vaulting history as a result. Nadia touched it, you guys. The Tsukahara back pike is too simple to be useful to a international-level modern day elite gymnast, but it’s not completely gone. We’ll see it performed as an early season downgrade or as an option for lower-level Chinese elites who are on that “maybe you could have a layout double full some day” track.

3.70 (2017—)
4.20 (2006–2016)

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