We really need computer video analysis for judges on Vault. Height of centre of mass relative to height of the gymnast.
Heart this. Simone is HIGH.
Recall the Maroney & Uchimura comparison?
McKayla might be even higher than Simone.
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Reality check – Kohei has said that his goal is sticking the landing. For tumbling and vault he does not try for his maximum height. Instead, he wants optimum height.
Certainly the WAG Codes put too much importance on finishing skills within 10 degrees of handstand. MAG Codes are more sensible.
Still it’s impressive to see gymnasts who can do it. Ashton, for example.
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Landings are incredibly important in NCAA competition. Yet College girls are not very good at them. 😕
Almost any male gymnast is more skilled at bringing impact forces to zero than almost any female gymnast. Male gymnasts work seriously on landings.
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Click PLAY or watch U.S. guys working landings on instagram.
Yes. Part of the problem in WAG is judging expectations. We need to educate judges to the biomechanically, physiologically BEST and SAFEST techniques of landing.
This should be in the Code of Points.
Check the mount performed at the Sydney Olympics by International Gymnast magazine’s Christian IVANOV.
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Click PLAY or see his shoulder flexibility on YouTube. This was a Code where stooped Stalders and Endos were worth +0.1 over straddled.
MAGnastics posted a nice overview to Men’s Combination Requirements (CRs).
Keep it Simple, Silly.
Some of the best WAG basics tutorials are posted by coach Jason Mortimer from Bounce Gymnastics in Michigan.
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Click PLAY or watch a sample on YouTube. Jason teaching a stretched body Handspring Vault as required by the American J.O. judging regs.
Bart Conner once had a named skill on P Bars. It was eventually removed from the Code as too simple.
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These come from the 3D Gym from FB-Curves app — I believe. Click through this Twitter thread to see more.
Former French gymnast Fabien BOUGAS developed this software. Male Artistic Gymnastics elements in 3D.
There is a version (only 45 skills) available free for iOS devices. You can pay to upgrade to the full version.
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Division 1 Men’s College Gymnastics in the USA continues to decline. One day there may only be College clubs. 😕
To improve the situation the Men’s College Gymnastics Association are considering some changes:
- do we make our scoring more understandable?
- How do we make our competitions easier to follow?
- How can we make our product more attractive for television?
- How do we increase parity and competitiveness within our competitions?
Proposal: Use a 10.0 conversion system in conjunction with the open ended scoring system
Straw Vote: 21 in favor; 4 against; 11 abstentions.
Some of the top coaches are strongly against.
If a gymnast scored 14.00 FIG they would flash a 9.75.
Personally, I think it’s worth a try.
Spencer and @papaliukin point out that a BETTER change would be for Men’s teams to provide good, consistent scoring, University media coverage and online video.
Since the Men are already posting competition videos after the fact on Road to Nationals, I’d like to see them increasingly use that site for LIVE coverage. LIVE scoring, etc.
There’s much more under consideration. Click through for Details.