Whip 1/2

Whip 1:2

Floor exercise

Skill type

Known as
Whip 1/2
Whip back 1/2

More like a free back handspring than a layout, the whip back is not a standalone acrobatic element in floor routines but is used in place of back handsprings to gain connection value.

The whip in itself is a fairly rare element, so the whip 1/2 is quite a bit more rare, especially because the introduction of the 1/2 turn mitigates much of the momentum-gaining appeal of the whip back in the first place. Now you have to do some front salto or whatever, and yucky poo poo to that.


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