“kicking out” the landing at vertical

Trampoline deductions.

opening-pike-down-001If the gymnast bends at the waist or knees after opening, before completing 3/4 of the rotation, deductions will be made.

This movement is called Pike-down or Tuck-down depending on whether the gymnast keeps his/her knees straight.

In this animation the gymnast does a pike down before getting to the 120° mark (“2 o’clock”), and would receive a deduction of 0.2 points.

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Rick Mc

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

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