The Balance Beam Situation

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

Round-off Full On, Back Tuck full


Known as
Yurchenko full on, tuck 1/1
Round-off 1/1 on, tuck full

Because I know you look at this vault and think, “Yes, that is exactly as difficult as a Yurchenko layout full. They should be the same value. Nailed it again, code of points.” Until 2017, this vault was worth two tenths more than the Yurchenko layout full—the relative devaluing of these vaults continuing to discourage them, though it’s not like we were going to see this vault any time soon anyway. The full-on vaults are very rare—because of being, you know, hard and complicated—and because it’s just difficult to get anything on that vault following a full twist onto the table. Those who manage it are wizards.

In terms of naming, you will mostly still hear this style of vault referred to as Yurchenko full ons, though the requirement of a full twist onto the vault is a leftover from the vaulting horse day, and now a “full-on” vault simply requires 3/4 or more of twisting onto the vault to count—much like the Tsukahara requires at least a 1/4 twist. You can see this push and pull in the code image itself, where the verbal description says 3/4 turn, but the image depicts a full turn.

4.60 (2017-)
5.20 (2006-2016)

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