“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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Boris Verkhovsky on the origin of Trampoline Wall Acts

It started in Vegas.

Cirque du Soleil Mystère.

YES many Gyms had trampolines beside walls.  Taiso Saskatoon, for example.

But it was Cirque who first popularized and professionalized trampoline wall acts.  Each of their shows evolved variations of the act.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.  Boris is one of the Head Coaches.