There’s a bit of a discussion in the comments on this post — bad technique on double tuck.
Most coaches, I’m sure, agree with me that a double tuck with hands on the shins is superior (and prettier) than with hands on the back of the thighs.
Of course there are many superb gymnasts that use what I call the inferior technique. Both work. But I much prefer hands on shins, tight tuck. GS George would agree. In trampoline sports, grabbing the thighs is not only an inferior technique, it’s a deduction.
What do Artistic gymnasts use for triple back on Floor Exercise?
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Hands on shins.
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Hands on the back of the thighs.
Both work. Shins is the preferred technique, especially for beginners.
Leave a comment if you have an opinion, especially if you disagree.