Toe-on Tkatchev Layout 1/2 (Derwael)



Uneven Bars

Skill type
Same-bar release

Known as
Toe-on Tkatchev Layout 1/2
Nabieva 1/2

Named for
Nina Derwael (BEL)

One of the very newest skills the in the code of points, the Derwael has pushed the difficulty envelope for bars releases, combining the most difficult layout shape with a 1/2 turn.

The skill is not without its own controversy, obviously, regarding the question of whether this is actually a layout tkatchev with a 1/2 turn, or whether it is a layout tkatchev caught in mixed grip, the positioning of the hands then torquing the body around for the 1/2 turn after the catch has already been made. The WTC views it as a new 1/2-turning version of the Nabieva, and have awarded it an extra letter value as a result.

For reference, refer to: Shaposhatchev Dictionary


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