Gabby Douglas possible 6.3 Bar routine

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Isabela Onyshko competed a 6.3 at Elite Canada, by comparison.

Georgia Dabritz – 10.0 Bars

Note how she holds the handstands momentarily.

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safer Gymnastics anchors

The International Gymnastics Federation approves Bars and Rings with a single point of failure design.

FIG Bars collapse too often. :-(

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If you MUST rely on a single point of failure system, what are the best designs?

Worst is a single drop anchor. Especially those installed by amateurs. (like me)

concrete-anchor

Those can shear. Or pull out.

This is better. PULL is in line with the chain

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This is better again. Two anchors are safer than one.

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These systems are safer again:

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Of course any failure to any of the 4 anchors, chains or attachments causes collapse. You need double the anchors to prevent collapse absolutely.

FIG could change specifications to require manufactures do so. And they should.

Leave a comment if you have an opinion on this topic.

Jessica O’Beirne on GymCastic was ranting :-) on this topic the other day. Prompting me to repost.

Aly Raisman – training

Looks great. Shaposh to Tkachev!

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Xie Yufen – Bars

15.350 1st place at WOGA.

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McKenzie Wofford – Bars

Sweet swing.

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Bars – Bailie Key v Norah Flatley

2014 Pacific Rim Championships Event Finals

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