Split Leap 1/2

Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Dance

Known as
Split leap 1/2
Split 1/2

About
While the regular split leap is becoming increasingly common as part of mixed series for bonus, the same cannot be said for the split leap with 1/2 turn, which is more or less a missing person in elite beam routines. Many gymnasts who are fully capable of hitting split position in a switch leap find that they struggle to hit anything close to 180 without the momentum generated from switching, and that’s just in a regular split leap without the 1/2 turn. The split leap 1/2 is going to be a deduction trap for nearly all gymnasts, and at C value…you could just do a switch leap or a switch side instead.

Value
C

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