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Full Turn Couppe Position on Balance Beam

The full turns are performed on the beam following the same technical motions as the floor exercises. The turn is initiated moving the body in one single unit from the head and shoulders to the feet where the back foot not only pushes off the equipment to transfer the body support to the front foot, but also anchors the turning direction during the push off.

By | February 28th, 2011|Categories: Balance Beam Dance Skills|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Full and a Half Turn on Balance Beam

All of the turning skills on beam are performed in a fairly tall releve like on the floor. A proper full and a half turn finishes with the free leg stepping forward at the skill conclusion. Stepping back like in this example is a sign of the body's center of mass not being correctly placed very close to an imaginary line. The line runs from the center of the head to the body support on top of the turning foot.

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Kasamatsu Full

To perform the Kasamatsu Full, the gymnast should already know a Kasamatsu. The gymnast can practice different drills and train the skill to a loose foam pit until he is able to consistently complete a 360 degree twist. The gymnast can progressively add mats on the pit as he gets better.

By | February 24th, 2011|Categories: Side Vaults|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Kasamatsu Full – Cruise Action Example

To perform Kasamatsu vaults, the gymnasts do not execute a complete round-off over the table. Instead, they should repulse the table sideways and continue twisting. Observe in this slow motion example how the gymnast leaves the table sideways. By the time he stands up vertically, he is already facing away from the table.

By | February 24th, 2011|Categories: Side Vaults|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments