Straddle to Low Bar Handstand

Event
Uneven Bars

Skill type
Pirouette/Circle

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

About
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.

Value
D

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