Straddle Back

Uneven Bars

Skill type
Transition (high-to-low)

Known as
Straddle back
Straddle back to handstand

Ah, the old straddle back. Love a straddle back. We will still see straddle backs occasionally in elite routines from those who are just trying to get 8 reasonably valued skills out there and aren’t so bothered with the number of D elements or connection bonus (and can use this for the grip change requirement), but the infrequency of the straddle back is primarily down to its C value and ineligibility for any kind of connection bonus.


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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