The Balance Beam Situation

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

Hip Circle 1/2, Front tuck

Uneven Bars

Skill type

Known as
Hip circle back tuck
That’s allowed?

A whole family of hip circle dismounts still exists and has gone untouched for centuries, just waiting to be rediscovered. This one might be asking a little much in this era—I recommend whoever is willing to dust these off, and definitely exists, go for the Mukhina instead—and the judges’ expectations for amplitude have certainly skyrocketed since the days when this kind of dismount was normal practice, but I’m still not going to let it go until someone brings back the hip circle dismounts.


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