Straddle Planche, Bent Hips

Balance beam

Skill type

Known as
Straddle planche
Bent hips up to straddle planche

We will occasionally see a straddle planche used as a mount in modern elite gymnastics, but not typically this version that begins with a bent hip angle before rising to a straddle planche position. When we do see it, it’s a jump with stretched hips straight to the planche position, which also happens to be the more valuable of the two skills. Look how that worked out.


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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