The Balance Beam Situation

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

Round-off Full On, Back Pike


Known as
Yurchenko full on, pike
Round-off full on, back pike

Along with the tucked version of this vault, the piked version is the one you’ll see the most frequently (that being a relative term because…never, any of them). It’s about what a normal human being can get off of this thing in post-flight. And at just two-tenths more than the tucked version, there’s not a lot of incentive to move up to the pike in elite anyway.

While the term Luconi technically refers specifically to the tucked version of this vault in the code of points, it can be a Yurchenko-style catch-all term to refer to the type of vault in general, so you will hear this one called a Luconi as well.

4.20 (2017-)
4.80 (2006-2016)

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