Gainer Salto from Side

Gainer dismount (side)

Balance beam

Skill type

Known as
Gainer back
Gainer back from side

The code of points retains an entire line of gainer dismounts that must be taken to the side of the beam, which may be a surprising revelation because no one does gainer dismounts to the side of the beam anymore in elite. They’re quite popular these days off the end of the beam, but side dismounts are more or less exclusively the domain of NCAA.

As has become clear lately, the draconian FIG regulations about what mats can be used on the sides of the beam has certainly not encouraged anyone to dismount off the side.


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