Many young gymnasts can do a Yamawaki, a C-skill, but can’t do a straight arm shoot handstand, also a C-value, and certainly can’t do an inverted cross, another C-value.
Where’s the logic?
When an inverted cross was devalued to C many years back, I, along with many others, asked “Did the evaluator ever try one?” And pressing out of an inverted was also valued as a C until this recent Code, when it was raised to D. That previous C-value was the most ridiculous value in the Code.
What the FIG MTC should do is regularly ask coaches and gymnasts to submit rating change suggestions, then correlate the answers and make changes. So far I believe Steve Butcher is listening, but he has to wade through red tape to effect change.
Dwight Normile – An Interview With Temple Coach Fred Turoff
related – Uncle Tim – Rings Primer: What the H is a Maltese (and other strength moves)?