Level 7/8 beam series

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Hey there,

I seem to remember someone saying earlier this year that a series of RO, RO or CW, CW, or CW, RO wouldn't be allowed anymore because technically they cannot be directly connected. Can anyone confirm or debunk this?
Aug 2, 2008
east coast
For L7- they can do a non flight connection then the ro seperately

for L8- the Cart-RO is acceptable when done in a certain way, but VERY hard to connect & get credit for. The gymnast would have to land the cartwheel on 1 leg & immediately swing the other leg forward to do the RO.

Can the gymnast back walkover? can she front walkover? Im assuming you are thinking about using this connection b/c the gymnast has fears? Front walkover front handspring maybe???
Jan 3, 2009
Dallas, TX
Both are legitimate connections. Cartwheel-cartwheel is fine for L7 as long as there is a flight element elsewhere, and cartwheel-roundoff works for L8. Keep in mind that these are somewhat awkward connections and there is often a rhythm deduction incurred. However, I have seen them done well, so it is possible!!
In the short term that could be your solution; however, it's important to have a bhs for the future. You really can't compete L9 without a handspring connection.
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