Split Side Leap

Balance beam

Skill type

Known as
Split side
Split leap 1/4

The split side is never seen in modern gymnastics because of its relatively unusable B value and the difficulty of introducing it as a filler skill in a mixed series for bonus (a concept that has revitalized a number of other B elements on beam), though I think someone creative could come up with a way to use this one.

Weird thing about this skill: the switch side on beam is currently attributed to Kathy Johnson in the code of points, but she is known for performing this element—the split side—not the switch side.


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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