I’m at a coaching course right now. As always we spent disproportionate time on this skill
Dr. Bill Sands posted an article on the Biomechanics of Flyaway dismount on Bars. A good read for every coach.
I want to do EVERYTHING I can to prevent my gymnasts from hitting their feet on the rail. Or – worse – their head.😦
Most dangerous, in my opinion, are tucked and double tucked flyaways. While changing position from the stretched long swing to the tucked position, there’s a chance the gymnast will “pull in” to the Bar. That is to say, redirect the path of the Centre of Mass towards the Bar.
That’s in addition to the normal problem – releasing too late.
What we WANT is a “pitch out” of the Centre of Mass. A redirection out and away just before release.
For me layout and double layout flyaways are safest. Then piked.
See it on The Advanced Study of Gymnastics – How Does a Flyaway Work? (link is now correct)