To win at big meets or Nationals, gymnasts must first get the judges to notice them and developing a recognizable personal gymnastics style can do that.
While there can be so much variation in floor routines, it is good to see some of what is being done at the lower optional levels on floor exercise.
An interesting question about whether Level 9 gymnasts are allowed to do double fronts on floor, but more interesting if they actually do it.
While video is an effective visual feedback tool for gymnasts, mirror training lets gymnasts know what they look like and provides instant feedback.
Gymnasts and coaches could learn some things about toe and foot strength and flexibility training from ballerinas who take great care of their toes and feet
Penalizing optional gymnasts for stylist reasons is one of the factors that has led to the decrease in originality at all levels of competition.