Ono: An Ono is a bar skill consisting of a front giant done in an L-grip with a full-twisting pirouette done on one arm on bars with the initiation of 1/1 pirouette done before the handstand phase. It may be done in any style, but is now often done with the opposite arm down by […]
Photo animation of Kylee Botterman doing full twisting double layout bar dismount.
Some advice to a parent about her injured daughter continuing to work out doing giants while still wearing a cast.
Mustafina: An uneven bar dismount named after Aliya Mustifina of Russia. The skill is an uneven bar dismount – a tucked full-in half-out. That means it is a 1&1/2 twisting double open dismount (a double back in the open tuck position with 1&1/2 twists). Aliya Mustafina 2011 Uneven Bars Tyson American Cup (Bar Routine with […]
Trying to keep their legs up and avoiding a fall deduction out of bar skills that come from a handstand and go into a glide kip is a common problem that beginning and intermediate optional gymnasts face.
Straddle Back: A women’s uneven bar release skill done from a swing backwards on the high bar backwards over low bar, ideally to a handstand to the low bar. Straddle Back to Handstand