Tag Archives: Equipment

Definition: Grips

Grips: Grips are the leather straps that gymnasts wear to help keep a better grip on the uneven bars, high bar, parallel bars or rings. The purpose of grips is to help maintain a firm grip on the equipment and to help minimize the occurrence of rips. Uneven bar grips have 2 finger holes and […]

Definition: Buck

Buck: A short gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated.  It used to be used lengthwise for vaulting and sideways for learning pommel horse skills.  It is not commonly used for vaulting training any longer, but still is sometimes used as a training tool for pommel horse.  Also called a pommel buck.