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    having trouble focusing on vault

    While practicing my FHS vault I get distracted so easily while running down the runway. The runway is in between the tumble trak and a bunch of beams parallel to the runway and it is hard not to watch people while running down the runway which is affecting my vaults. On beam I find mentally...
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    Full Turn in Tuck Stand

    I want to learn how to do this. How would I go about doing this? (Video of the skill- This person does it about half way through into a middle split: YouTube - Maria Filatova 1977 Europeans EF Beam) I'm just wondering because I tried quite a few and make it about 3/4 around but my knee is...
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    USAG Membership

    I'm wondering whether you can the tests for judging even if you don't have a USAG Professional Membership... If so, how long does it take to process it? (the USAG website says the membership isn't valid till your number appears online or something like that which should happen after they are...
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    Some Questions...

    Hello ^^ I'm am currently studying for the levels 5/6 & levels 7/8 tests... I want to clarify...can you take both tests in the same testing year? If so, can you take both exams at the same time? If you pass the level 5/6 test...does that mean you can also judge levels 1-4 as well? I'm...
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    Y-scale & B skills

    Hi. gymgymgymnast08-split jumps are a B skill, but mine isn't that great. GasnGoMum-Thanks for the list.
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    Y-scale & B skills

    Thanks. About the free leg Y-scale/side scale...how do I make sure that my coaches/any judge know it's a B skill? I've tried it, and I think the free leg is held at just about 40 degrees (I think)...I don't know how to train/stretch it to go higher...
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    deduction for lack of height in back tuck?

    Ah, thanks!
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    Y-scale & B skills

    A Y-scale is an A skill, right? Does going on your toes while doing it or having your leg as close to your body/face change that at all? I'm a prep. op. competing at YMCA nationals this year and thus my routines have to meet the requirements of the state it's hosted in and I'm missing a B...
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    deduction for lack of height in back tuck?

    I'm a prep op and during this last meet, I did most of my routine really well but then on the last pass I totally messed up (compared to usual-usually the round-off bhs back tuck is no problem for me). I barely landed my back tuck because it was so low and I'm sure it had other problems. Yet I...
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    Tumbling Issues

    Never heard of doing that, though I'm not sure if my coaches will allow it. Anyways, two Saturdays ago during open practice, I finally threw the fhs front on an 8in mat.*practically had it since my dive rolls were no longer no rolls but more of mini flips*I over rotated on one and slightly...
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    finish these sentences

    Does it has to be 100% gymnastics? 100% Gym Version (well, almost since I'm definitely not a eat, breathe, sleep 24/7 gymnast): I am...a weird gymnast. I feel...happy and perfectly content. I dream...about all the skills I want to do and about the future. I can....flip, balance, tumble, and...
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    FHS Full Vault

    Yeah, I want to try that clapping thing too. Although how do you see the wall when you're vaulting... cuz I don't really see anything in particular... Also, is trying the vault like the lvl 4 vault useful at all? (Like doing the lvl 4 vault except you do the full twist because that is sort...
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    FHS Full Vault

    I want to learn a fhs full vault for next season. Right now, my coaches are having me do fhs half vaults. However, I start twisting before my hands leave the table which, even without the coach's clarification, I know is wrong. I know logically when to twist and what to do, but the vault...
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    Tumbling Issues

    My front tucks are okay. I probably could go higher, however my best front tucks tend to be ones that land on a higher mat or surface. My gym doesn't have a pit. :( Otherwise I would have done that. I sorta tried fhs dive rolls. I can do them fine to a mat as high as my hips. And when I do my...
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    Tumbling Issues

    My coach said last night that while my tumbling skills themselves are fine, my form is sloppy as of late *bent legs & separated legs mostly*. In other words, I wasn't tumbling at my full potential and strength (specifically on the ro-bhs-back tuck). However, my back tuck is pretty high despite...
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    Sole Circles

    Alright, I haven't done it in awhile, but I have that skill... So then what?
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    Sole Circles

    What's a sole circle to shoot?
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    Sole Circles

    About the sole circle 1/2- Someone does it in this video- YouTube - Oksana Omelianchik 1985 Worlds Bars And someone else does a harder (1 1/2) version in this video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkqylQFbmvw Any idea on how I would try one/do it?
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    Nastia Liukin as a LEVEL 6

    WOW...that was the best level 6 bars routine I have ever seen...and I've seen a lot of them. Everything else was very good too.
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    Sole Circles

    I been looking at what else beside a giant that I could possibly do for level 7 next year (hopefully!) or at some point. I know clear hips...but mines are kind of sloppy (the coaches are being kind of confusing about it...I don't get how to do the "drop the shoulders aggressively" part...then...