Scales

Scales

scale

Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Acrobatic Non-Flight

Known as
Scale
Needle scale
Scale forward
Standing split

About
You will still see scales on beam. Mostly when you’re going back and watching compulsories from days of yore—or in NCAA routines when gymnasts try to get the older judges’ “ahhh good, this is the kind of thing we had to do in my day when the alcoholic centaur that coached me threw a cigarette in my face and screamed ‘BE PRETTIER’ until I hit a scale—don’t worry it was fine” bonus.

Scale elements are always accompanied by the requisite “and showing off her flexibility there” comment, otherwise it doesn’t count. Thems the rules.

Value
A

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