Vault Table: The vault table is the new vaulting apparatus for both men and women. The new vault table is designed to be safer by offering a wider and longer top surface to provide a better margin of error for … Continue reading
Vaulting Horse: The former men and women’s vaulting apparatus was 35 centimeters wide by 160 centimeters long. It was placed long ways for men and width wise for women. It has been replaced internationally and in the United States by … Continue reading
Vault: A gymnastics event performed over the vaulting table by both men and women. The gymnast runs down the padded vault runway, vaults off the vaulting springboard onto the horse, blocks off the hands, and finishes the vault to land … Continue reading
Randolph: A front somersault (almost always necessarily done in layout) with 2½ twists. Done in tumbling passes on floor exercies or as a beam dismount. Also known as a Randy.
Rudy: A front layout somersault with 1½ twists. Also known as a Rudolph.
Routine: In gymnastics, a routine is combination of skill elements on one apparatus or event. The number and difficulty of skills depends on the competition format, and skill level of the competitors.
Round-off: A floor or beam skill similar to a cartwheel, but with both feet landing at the same time. It is almost always the beginning skill for all back tumbling passes. Retail Price: $57 On Sale for only $47! This … Continue reading
Roth: A pommel horse skill named after U.S. gymnast Bill Roth. The skill is performed from a cross support, rearways, reverse Stockli, wendeswing forward to reverse Stockli to cross support forward on other end, without touching pommels. The skill has … Continue reading
Rotation: This is the name for the circular motion around an axis of the body. In gymnastics there are salto rotations and twisting rotations. Rotation: In gymnastics competitions, gymnasts move from event to event to compete and each movement to … Continue reading
Rip: In gymnastics, a rip occurs is when a gymnast works so hard on the bars or rings that they tear off a flap of skin from their hand. The injury is like a blister that breaks open.