Schleudern to Handstand

Uneven Bars

Skill type
Transition (high-to-low)

Known as
Schleudern to handstand
Dislocate to handstand, with grip change

Far more competitively rated than the basic Schleudern (which is pictured here), the Schleudern to (near) handstand requires the seemingly impossible feat of getting up to handstand out of the dislocation position, only achieved with a hop grip change.

The Schleuderns are all olde-tyme skills, and as such, no one has dusted this one off in years to see that a C value is kind of paltry for what this skill expects, or to see that “to near handstand” isn’t really a way skills are described anymore. “Near handstand” is a level of ambiguity from a different era.

I also feel like…don’t say dislocate. Dislocating your shoulder is something different.


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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