Oh yeah - she has a pike tsuk - that she sat down twice and still scored an 8 something? She doesn't "have" the skill and the weak judging just promotes the notion that she "has" it.
The first vault was a tuck that she sat. Ugly, but sometimes that happens. The second vault -- the pike -- scared the crap out of me. If DD had done that in practice, into the pit not even onto a mat, she'd have been on the trampoline doing double back timers for a while and then doing timers into the pit for several more turns. I agree that the judging here is a big part of the problem! I remember a few years ago being at an optional session (USAG) where some girls were doing scary bars and getting 5s.