Valdez

Valdez

valdez

Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Acrobatic Non-Flight

Known as
Valdez
Tuck sit to back walkover

About
Ah, my beloved Valdez. It’s just that little bit of variation that takes a mundane skill like a back walkover and makes it interesting.

I was unclear as to the naming origin of this skill, but the latest research (and by research I mean texts I get sent), is that Gymnast Magazine had a profile in 1940 on a Mr. Valdez, who is shown performing a Valdez in a speedo on a metal beam at Muscle Beach. So let’s go with that.

Value
B

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