Entries Tagged 'parallel bars' ↓

forward giant on P Bars

Steve Bonham has a thread on Facebook discussing how to teach this skill.

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MAG NCAA – return to 10?

Dwight Normile argues the case:

Men’s NCAA coaches opted for the FIG rules to help the international effort of the U.S. But that decision actually applies to an extremely small percentage of the approximate 300 competitors among the 17 college teams. Throw in the bad public relations of the weaker teams getting clobbered by the fully-funded ones, and it becomes evident that the current NCAA men’s rules are serving less than half of the remaining programs. …

Men’s NCAA gymnastics must redefine itself through inclusivity. Illinois coach Justin Spring tried to just that last season with a match-play dual meet against Minnesota. But he had a hard time convincing many of his coaching colleagues to rally behind it. If match play is not the answer, then a return to the 10.0—and easier routines—would level the playing field. …

Men’s NCAA Gymnastics Needs the 10.0 More Than Ever

Akash Modi went 90.10 last weekend as a Freshman for Stanford15.85 P Bars.

Would we have seen more media attention if that routine had been scored a “perfect 10″?

Bottom line:

1. I don’t think the Perfect 10 is making a comeback in MAG NCAA.

2. I’m not sure it would help the men’s survival chances. Much.

The top Universities only have 6.3 scholarships compared with women’s teams that have up to 12 scholarships.

It’s time to start (secretly) drafting a post-NCAA University club competitive structure.

What will survive if the NCAA drops MAG?

Is there any scenario that would result in more teams? More competitors?

(via Stick It MediaOklahoma, Michigan Prevail; Newburger Sets New Pommel Horse Record)

USA v CHN – “stick”

via @uncletimmensgym

Leyva P Bars at Liukin Invite

The former World Champ is looking pretty good in his comeback.

2nd with 15.800

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Thanks Joel.

sKT’s top 6 MAG routines

Gymnast Sargis Siradegyan’s favourite routine on each apparatus.

FX- Kenzo Shirai
PH- Xiao Qin
SR- Chen Yibing
VT- Hak Seon Yang
PB- Li Xiaopeng
HB- Fabian Hambuechen

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Keatings 6.9 P Bars


My new 6.9 pbars routine from last weekend! It’s a little scrappy but I got through :)

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (15.050)

P Bars – SpongeBob Squarepants

Gymnast Crossing:

I’m guessing it was released during the time of last year’s summer Olympics in McDonald’s Happy Meals.

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Oleg Verniaiev – P Bars

Oleg strikes me as a guy surprised to get through this tough routine.

Full twisting double dismount.

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via Uncle Tim

Gymnastics Chalk Eater

I saw this $1750 device at Emerald City Gymnastics.

Chalk Eater

Do they work?


Benefits of the chalk eater unit:

Healthier environment for coaches and athletes

Extends the life of heating an air conditioning filters

Circulates the air in the gym

Reduces cleaning time and cleaning expenses


You replace the Chalk Eater Filters.

UCHIMURA in control

Those hoping that #WChAntwerp might be the Worlds where SOMEBODY would beat Kohei, are likely to be disappointed.

He’s looking healthy and focused. Might even qualify for as many apparatus finals as any time in the past.

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He’s competed 4 of 6 apparatus as I post.

Anton FOKIN – P Bars

#WChAntwerp Men’s prelims have begun. Here’s the highest P Bar score, so far.

… (UZB), qualifications, Parallel Bars : 15.800 (D score : 6.90, E score : 8.90). …

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The American YouTube channels are geo-blocked to U.S. only. The ROTW can watch routines on the FIG YouTube channel.

Nick Blanton’s new P Bar set-up

New Brunswick, Canada.

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Parallel Bars in the pit

Nick Blanton and crew are building an addition to their Gym in New Brunswick.


An original design and custom build I created… Sunken Parallel Bars and a one-of-a-kind, “In-Ground Parallel Blocks Station“. Only gym in the world to have it All soon to be carpet-bonded and padded up!

sunken P Bars