Stalder 1.5

Uneven Bars

Skill type

Known as
Stalder 1.5
Backward Stalder 1.5

It’s a 1.5 pirouette. Of course no one’s into it. The deductions are far too great to risk the late finish, even with that ever-enticing E value.

Unlike the other 1.5 pirouettes that have also fallen away, we did see a prominent performance of the Stalder 1.5 fairly recently from Romania’s bars exception Ana Porgras, which ultimately illustrates why no one bothers with this element anymore because Porgras’s version (above) is lovely and also a massive deduction trap. At least .3 and probably .5 for a late finish. And this is a really good version of the skill.


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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