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    Fear of tumbling on the air track

    Do you have a mat at the end? I find it much less scary if there is a soft surface at the end.
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    front or back walk over?

    I was able to get my back walkover first, but I tried to get it long before I tried a front walkover, which might be the reason why.
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    I got them after moving to Xcel. At the time, I had most of my level 6 skills, such as kips, freehips, flyaways, ect. At my gym most get them around level 4, but I've seen level 3 girls with grips before.
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    WAG Hairstyles for Short Hair

    I recently cut my hair into a short bob. However, I did not think about how this would affect my gymnastics. My hair is too long to leave up, especially for competitions, but doesn't fit in a ponytail. I haven't had a problem yet because I've missed practice for various reasons last week, but I...
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    Meet Results!

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    WAG Does a roundoff vault have a start value of 10.0

    Sorry, my bad. 1/4 on to 1/4 off to face away from the table is a 10. 1/4 on to 1/4 off to face the table doesn't
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    WAG Does a roundoff vault have a start value of 10.0

    1/4 on 1/4 off to face the table does, but a 1/2 on does not.
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    Floor Music

    I like the second one the best. The first is nice, but very fast, and the last one is a little repetitive.
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    WAG Aly 2020?! How cool! Can she do it?

    If a coach like Mihai or Valerei took over, wouldn't it be likely that they would show favoritism to their gymnasts?
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    Kickovers!!! (urgent)

    First, you want to make sure your bridge is solid. Ideally, your shoulders should be past your hands, but if they are directly over or a little bit behind, it should be fine. Next, you need to bring your supporting leg in and kick very hard. Think about making a rainbow type motion, with your...
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    How long Do You Need To Stay Off Gymnastics Because Of An Injury?

    I agree, hopefully the doctor will be able to figure it out and tell you how to proceed.
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    WAG Xcel diamond

    Worst case scenario they will say no and explain what skills you are lacking. Definitely never hurts to ask.
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    Gabby Douglas Hate - (Hopefully) An End

    I love soup, and am obsessed with lasagna. I'm totally trying it, if i can convince my mom.
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    Gabby Douglas Hate - (Hopefully) An End

    Lasagna soup sounds bizarre, but good at the same time.
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    Men's Vault Finals

    Much different. A Prudonova in women's is a 7.0, whereas for men's its a 5.6. All the vaults follow this pattern.
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    Vault finals?

    But in that case, why are some skills called by the same name? It would make sense that for WAG, it's named after the first woman and in MAG, it's named after the first man, but some like Tkachev and Geinger are the same.
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    Who watched the bar finals???

    I loved it! Almost everyone hit, and Mustafina won. What is there not to love? :P
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    Vault finals?

    Why are some skills called by the same name in mens and womens gymnastics (ie Tkachev)but some different?
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    Vault finals?

    Actually sorry. I messed up. The vault he did is not called a Dragalescu. It's what I said it was, 1/2 on double pike off, but I forget the name of it. Brooks does a Prudonova. Sorry for the confusion!
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    Vault finals?

    It was a half on entry, double pike back, vs front entry, double tucked forwards. They do look similar because they flip twice, but you can see he twists onto the vault table so that he is facing the vault, then flips backwards with straight legs instead of forwards with tucked legs.