Phillips

Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Mount

Known as
Phillips
Side stand walkover mount
GEEEAAAHHH

Named after
Kristie Phillips (USA)

About
The primary requirement for this skill is being Kristie Phillips. Otherwise, I’m going to need you not to bother. Ridic back flexibility was sort of her thing. She had two elements displaying her crazy back in her routine—this mount and her reverse planche, which is the pose that went on the cover of SI with the caption “the next Mary Lou” because everything always works out just as you planned.

For most people, this mount is the iconic Kristie Phillips moment, but those people obviously never saw her Reese’s Cup Vietnam, Princess Diana, and Gianni Versace performances. Those are the true Phillips.

Value
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