Walkover/Front Handspring Mount

Balance beam

Skill type

Known as
Front handspring mount
Handspring mount
Walkover mount

The front handspring mount is my favorite mount that exists in the code of points. It has risk and activity without being so complicated that it gets ugly even though you respect the difficulty. It’s smooth and fast and thrilling. The walkover, while not as explosive, is lovely when Yang Yilin does it.

It’s quite irritating to me, however, that these two mounts have the same value and that the front handspring mount was not bumped up to a D during the great Beam Mount Upgrade of 2017. Even if you argue that the difficulty doesn’t warrant a D, it’s more difficult than the walkover, which gets to be a C, and it’s just good enough that it should be encouraged.


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama