Split jump 1/2
The split jump 1/2 pops up every once in a while in floor routines when gymnasts have just performed a challenging twisting leap and want to distract you from the fact that they were under-rotated by going immediately into another dance element that’s just…something? I don’t really see much purpose for the straddle 1/2 at all other than that.
And yes, the intentionally and artistically bent back leg of Liu Xuan above would be punishable by life imprisonment now. Because everything’s going so well.