video – spotting the “Pak”

One of the most challenging skills to “spot” as a gymnastics coach is the somersault from high bar to low bar. It helps to be tall and strong.

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I love this skill. It is much safer than it looks. Swinging the kip without hitting your feet on the floor is the most difficult part.

Dennis Swenson recommends spotting Pak to free hip on the low bar so the girls learn to get weight on their hands before pushing away to the kip.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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