Jam (Luo)

Uneven Bars

Skill type

Known as
Jam to handstand
Stoop in to Adler

Named after
Luo Li (CHN)

Rather than be relegated to the dusty back rooms of gymnastics memory, the Luo is famous as being the element that tore Chellsie Memmel’s shoulders off over a series of years. Maybe that gives us a hint as to why we haven’t seen it since despite its E value. Even the L-grip queens shy away from this one.

This skill does have the unique distinction of containing a caveat to the typical Handstand Nazi expectations in that a deviation from handstand position at the end of the skill is allowed. Begrudgingly.

You’ll mostly have seen this skill called a jam or jam to handstand, though if you want to be all official about it, it’s the Luo.


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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