Sargis Siradegyan sKT posted this interesting variation in flare.
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The hands should be parallel on each step or take a deduction for skew.
I asked Canadian Head Coach Tony Smith his opinion on skew deduction in 2013. He feels most gymnast are getting deducted. But that those with a very high start score get deducted less than the rest.
If possible, use other (less deductible) D elements instead.