I love almost everything about gymnastics.
My favorite event is whatever one my girls aren't frustrated about, lol.
I love (DP and Xcel Optional Levels) floor and vault.
As a (mostly) self-taught gymnast, I didn't really have access to much actual equipment. In middle school gym class, I had access to a low beam. I taught myself a cartwheel on the beam, a roundoff on the beam and off the end of the beam, a handstand, and a handstand to a bridge on the beam. The only problem with the bridge was that I couldn't kick over, so I was technically "stuck." I would do a tiny hop with my feet and put one on each side of the beam. Then I would sit down on the beam to get up, lol.
I did have a cousin (beam specialist for her high school team in the early 1980s) that tried to teach me an aerial ... on the concrete edge of her parents' raised planter bed in front of their porch.
I knew that would be unsafe for me to even try.
I told her I couldn't even do a 1-handed cartwheel at the time.
I did learn the 1-handed cartwheel 3 months later on my own.
Gymnastics is one of only 2 sports that I tried that did NOT result in a concussion.
Depends on whether you're asking my favourite event or my DD's! Oldest daughter would say bars, middle daughter will say floor and youngest probably bars too but only when her giants are having a good day!
And I think mine is floor bc I like to see my daughters enjoying themselves and showing their characters.
I did gymnastics as a kid and had quite similar equipment to the ones we have today (besides the vault of course). I enjoyed learning new skills on all apparatuses, I think my favourite changed each year!
I also like the dance and tumbling aspects of floor. I'm a huge music lover, so I love hearing different floor music and seeing how each gymnast's routine is choreographed. This also makes me glad DD is in a gym that doesn't do compulsory levels, because that music would make me insane.
I also find the technical skills (and courage) required for bars to be fascinating. It's terrifyingly beautiful to watch!
Bars was my favorite event when I did gym....although I always enjoyed making up floor routines. My DDs fav event is Bars too. My favorite to watch is also bars. I think floor has become a little too much pose pose pose tumble pose leap series pose lol College floor has more personality though. I hated beam and so does my daughter.
Beam is my favorite event to watch, something about the rythym, grace, and strength shown when gymnasts have mastered their routine is incredibly captivating for me. My favorite event to practice is bars, but I hate competing it due to the variation of equipment. My favorite event to compete is floor.
I love watching bars and college floor routines. My DD’s favorite apparatus to train is bars but her favorite to compete is floor. Watching beam makes me nervous, even when it’s not my DD competing on it.