Clip 1 – For a Gaylord 2, on the last giant before the release instead of a tap over the the bar holding a hollow position, many gymnasts perform a tap, and with the body changing shapes, from the hollow candle stick to tight arch position before reaching the vertical line. One of the goals of this technique is to lift the bar rail up to produce stronger bar reactions while the gymnast also focuses on a powerful and clean sweeping through the bottom tap, and establishing visual contact with the bar. From the tight arch swing, the tap returns the body to a candle stick and the rail is let go when the shoulders are closed to reach the bar height keeping visual contact with the bar while performing a cruise action to an undergrip re-grasp.
Clip 2 – Observe the same fair Gaylord 2 example performed at real speed as part of the routine combination. Notice the top first clean tight arch while swinging through the bottom toward the kick to a candle stick release.
Clip 3 – Notice the top first clean-tight arch while swinging through the bottom toward the kick to a candle stick release.
Frame 1 – Tight arch swinging through the bottom
Frame 2 – Visual contact with the bar
Frame 3 – Rail being release in a candle stick position with shoulders almost at bar height
Frame 4 – Cruise action begins
Frame 5 – And continues while the eyes maintain their the visual contact toward an undergrip bar re-grasp
Last clip – Once more, a fair Gaylord 2 performed during a competition.