gymnast Grace Taylor – Comaneci salto

An excellent release for very flexible gymnasts.

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#1 shergymrag on 10.10.08 at 11:21 am

“An excellent release for very flexible gymnasts.”

I think that depends on how you do it. So many gymnasts used to do a Tkatchev with a pancake that you might have thought it was required to complete the skill. Now you don’t see that nearly as much. As far as I know, three hits and a miss in Beijing and nobody had a past the ears pancake at the regrasp like Grace.

#2 coach Rick on 10.10.08 at 11:26 am

From personal experience, I can tell you it’s a BAD release for inflexible gymnasts. Jaeger, by comparison, is much easier if you are not flexible.

The long swing gives you many more options than the cast support swing.

#3 shergymrag on 10.11.08 at 8:15 am

“From personal experience, I can tell you it’s a BAD release for inflexible gymnasts.”

When you said flexible, I was thinking flexible “for a gymnast”. I don’t think you need as much flexibility for a Comaneci as you do for a stalder.

#4 Mark Friedman on 03.07.10 at 1:51 pm

GRACE

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