Straddle to Low Bar Handstand

Uneven Bars

Skill type

Known as
Straddle to low bar
Straddle to low bar handstand
Straddle down to handstand

So, this is kind of an interesting olde-tyme-style skill considering the monotony of high-to-low transitions in current elite gymnastics (in that we have basically two, the bail and the Pak, with an occasional cameo from a Ezhova or a Bhardwaj). This would be a potentially valuable D element that isn’t a Pak but also lands in position to be connected into Shaposh skills. The possibilities are endless.

The problem is that it’s not a Stalder element. It’s a clear straddle circle, where that straddle position has to be shown above the bar, which inhibits the momentum of the swing in a very “remember when the bars were closer together” kind of way. Plus, ending it in a secure handstand would be a monster.


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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