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Geoffrey Taucer

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Jan 21, 2007
Baltimore, MD
Do you have any kids that seem to progress in unusual ways? IE learning difficult skills with ease but having trouble with the easy ones?

One of my boys just got his front-full on floor tonight. He can't do a handspring front, and he can't do a back layout, but he can do a punch front-full. He can sometimes do a punch rudi or punch double-front into a pit that would be stickable on floor (though he's not consistent enough for me to let him try them yet)

Anybody else have kids who do stuff like this?
Our whole team used to have that issue. Use those harder skills to your advantage, showcase them in their routines.

This seems to happen with tumbling at our gym more than anything else. The kids go to open gym and start messing around with new things.
Plenty of people have that problem. For example, my freind could not land a punch front full on a rod floor but could land a whip layout 1 and 1/2. Wierd huh?? but he is a backtumbler. Go figure.
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