Entries Tagged 'Power Tumbling' ↓

what happened to Tye Hill?

UPDATE: Stacy tells:

Tye is also an artist in Cirque du Soleil’s WINTUK!
The show opens Friday, November 13 in New York City.

Likely you’ve seen the Cheer tumbling sensation on YouTube.

A former power tumbler, famous for his kick split into twisting.

Un pro de la gymnastique

Tye was coaching at Cheer Athletics in Dallas. He’s relocated to Total Cheerleading in Auckland, New Zealand. Click through for details.

Frederick Nicolas linked to the video on Facebook.

tumbling – testing the Weller springs

It seems inevitable to me that all Floors will one day be constructed with the new springs designed by Scott Weller.

Weller Spring Floor gymnastics tumble test with Olympian Justin Spring

Powerful gymnasts, both male and female, test it at Illinois …

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Note that Scott, a former gymnast, couldn’t resist leaving a clip of Horizontal Bar at the end of the video.

For more information, click through to softer Floor – Weller springs.

The springs are available from King Bars Sports, LLC.

Sean Golden on Front Twisting

This is not how I teach forward layout, full twist. But it’s very similar to what is taught by Russian Head Coach Andrei Rodionenko.

Something tells me I should listen to Sean Golden. I already know I need to listen to Andrei!

Click PLAY or watch it on Gymnastike.

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This is part of the Technique Tuesday series of tutorials. (Workout Wednesday is tomorrow. I can hardly wait.)

arm action – forward layout salto

Tony Retrosi shows a good technique and drills on how to use your arms to accelerate rotation.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

The Gymnastics Minute is a series of free introductory video tips produced by GymSmarts.

Alex Seifert wins Canada’s 1st World Cup medal

alex-seifert(1)Alex Seifert of Calgary made history on Saturday at a World Cup trampoline and tumbling competition. Seifert not only earned his first career World Cup medal with a third place finish in men’s tumbling but also collected the first ever World Cup podium for Canada in men’s tumbling.

Andrey Krylov of Russia won the gold medal with 73.80 points in the final. Kalon Ludvigson of the U.S., was second at 73.70 and Seifert, 19, took the bronze at 69.50. He was fourth in Friday`s preliminaries. …

read more on Gymnastics Canada

Alex and the rest of the best in the world are getting ready for …

2009 World Championships and World Age-Group Championships
DATES: World Championships – November 7-15
World Age-Group Championships – November 14-22
LOCATION: St. Petersburg, Russia

gymnast Veronica Wagner TV car ad

Veronica Wagner is a Gymnast who competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics as a member of the Swedish Olympic team. …

Veronica is Sweden’s most successful gymnast, having won the national title 4 times (2002, 2004-2006) as well as representing her country at Olympic, World Championship and European Championship level. Veronica has also been a finalist at several World Cup events.

Click PLAY or watch the Veronica Wagner commercial for koenigsegg on YouTube.

… After winning the Swedish Championships in June 2008, Veronica was told that the Swedish Olympic Committee would not send her to the Beijing to compete in the Olympic Games. A fan-driven petition was created in protest.

Wikipedia – Veronica Wagner

Jennifer Isbister posted this link on Facebook.

Gymnastics – Men’s Floor Exercise

Just another opinion is a thoughtful commenter on this site.

A recent observation:

… frankly, I find men’s floor routines a little silly as is. I’d much prefer them abandon the “floor” part of the routine and just use a strip. Tumble down, turn around, tumble back, repeat as necessary. I think it’s a little silly seeing them hitchkick and side-scale and prancey-hop to get into the corners. As is, it’s just a little too dancey for what I think they should be showing off. But that’s just my opinion.

Good point.

Men’s Floor exercise — in my opinion — was ruined by the Russian men. At one point in history Russia became the dominant gymnastics nation. A decision was made in Russia to minimize the connecting elements. What we traditionally called “the corner moves”.

The beginning of the end of artistry in Men’s Floor may well have been Andrianov.

Before that Floor was a very entertaining event. Menichelli from Italy, the 1964 Olympic champion, as one example.

Or even this guy …

Click PLAY or watch Kurt Thomas at the 1979 World Championships on YouTube.

In recent years only the occasional Floor routine offers much artistry, Shewfelt being the obvious example,

Instead of making Floor a tumbling competition — as acrobatic tumblers are far better — instead why don’t we deduct stops? Continuous motion required except for designated HOLD parts.

That’s what made Kurt Thomas so interesting to watch back in the day.

Kurt is a coach in Texas, now, of course.

Kurt Thomas Gymnastics

foward double front to double twist

Who will have the highest start score on Floor this quadrennial?

Likely Steven Legendre.

Click PLAY or watch this amazing pass on Gymnastike.

But not as amazing as Matthias Fahrig’s handspring forward layout double twist punch double front.

(via About.com Gymnastics)

==== UPDATE – Chris Brooks working on connecting these two super skills, as well.

Click PLAY or watch it on Gymnastike.

Thanks apolytongp.

tramp and tumbling World Cup Bulgaria

Sofia (BUL) hosted the second stopover of the current FIG Trampoline and Tumbling World Cup series on April 24 – 24, 2009. The large majority of the world’s elite trampolinists and tumblers competed at Sofia’s Winter Palace of Sports, exhibiting remarkable form so early in the season. …



TRA Individual Men
1. ITO Masaki (JPN) 40.40
2. NIKITIN Yuri (UKR) 40.20
3. JENSEN Peter (DEN) 39.50

TRA Individual Women
1. KHILKO Ekaterina (UZB) 38.20
2. JIANG Yigi (CHN) 37.90
3. PETRENIA Tatsiana (BLR) 36.80

TRA Synchronised Men
1. ITO Masaki / NAGASAKI Shunsuke (JPN) 50.60
2. PENNES Gregoire / MARTINY Sebastien (FRA) 49.80
3. LUXON Dennis / GROMOWSKI Martin (GER) 46.50

TRA Synchronised Women
1. JIANG Yigi / GU Qingwen (CHN) 48.50
2. DOMCHEVSKA Yulia / MOVCHAN Olena (UKR) 46.70
3. YAMASHITA Natsumi / TERADA Mina (JPN) 44.80

Tumbling Men
1. WANG Jiexu (CHN) 77.40
2. YANG Song (CHN) 74.80
3. ZUNUKOV Evgeny (RUS) 74.00

Tumbling Women
2. CHABANENKO Olena (UKR) 66.60 … mother of two!
3. SPEED Ashley (CAN) 62.60

backward handspring clinic $25

An excellent special event to add to your annual calendar.

You need good coaches, though. That are able to spot beginners. Especially older Cheer tumblers.

CGA’s Back Handspring Clinic is open to all Superoo’s and Level 1 – 3 students. This is an excellent opportunity to develop strength and technique to successfully complete the “Back Handspring!”

$25.oo per gymnast

Cincinnati Gymnastics


Brandi Personett 1/1 double layout

Fourth-place finisher on Floor at the 2009 NCAA Gymnastics Championships Brandi Personett threw a full-twisting double layout mount, becoming the second gymnast to compete it at the College level.

I saw on Gymblog that Kristin Maloney in 2005 was the first College gymnast to do this super trick.

This is the first of what I hope will be an ongoing series of videos of female coaches spotting BIG tricks. I’ll call these clips:

female coaches cannot spot (I’ll abandon that attempt at humour. People won’t “get it“.)

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

That’s coach Jessica Bastardi spotting.

Here’s another angle.

Brandi competed it last year at Championships in Prelims, actually. But fell.

Penn State’s Brandi Personett – the Gymnastike interview

video – very difficult tumbling passes

A montage of some of the most difficult tumbling passes performed by American gymnasts on floor exercise.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

More like this on the maloneystibiarod YouTube Channel. (637 videos)

Thanks apolytongp.

British Gymnastics TV free

In January we posted that excellent online gymnastics videos from the UK could be streamed FREE.

They’d planned to make it a members only subscription model, “in a few weeks”.

But now in April it’s still free to all worldwide.

Check it out via the British Gymnastics website – BGTV. An interview with Beth Tweddle and her coach Amanda Kirby is featured on the home page.


Right now I’m watching highlights from the British Acrobatic and Tumbling Gymnastics Championships from March 20-22nd.