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Ekaterini828

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May 3, 2022
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Hi everyone! I am quite a tall gymnast having trouble with 2 glide swing connection in lvl 4 WAG (Australia). I was wondering if I am able to do a straddle instead of pike… or do I have to pike. If anybody could get back this would be great as I have a comp in 4 1/2 weeks and I need to prepare. It doesn’t state it in the ALP and I’m not sure. Thank you.
 

kittykatgymnast

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Jun 16, 2022
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I'm only familiar with the US system, and as far as I know we can always use a straddle glide swing in our routines. I would ask your coach if possible. If you aren't allowed to do straddle, try working on some core conditioning (leg lifts are a big help). Practice doing as many glides swings as you can in a row without tapping the floor. If you work on it consistently, you will get it! It just takes practice to build up your core strength.
 

Aussie_coach

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Yes, you are allowed to straddle on the glide swings.

Also if you hang from the low bar and your bottom touches the floor you can have a bar raised.
 

coach_M

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Jun 14, 2022
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I have a tall level 4 who straddle glides, in the ALP it does say that this is permitted (I think in the section around the middle where it lists the skill descriptions).
 

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