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    Regional Report

    Hey congratulations to your boy! I haven't been on here in a while, but came to see who's going to Nationals. DS pulled it out and we'll be off to Florida next month too. :D
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    Speculation

    Interesting. When you take your first team, they score the highest based on highest scores, but if you put Dalton in for Whittenburg, the total based on average score goes up. 273.524 vs. 273.05. Some of the high scores are such outliers they probably don't mean much. For instance...
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    How many presses in a row?

    I'll have to ask DS when he gets out of practice. I think I've got the only level 10 boy on here, so he should be able to do the most, but I'll bet there are a bunch of you with little girls who can beat him. ;)
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    Speculation

    This is fun. I get 278.275 with Mikulak, Brooks, Dalton, Naddour, and Leyva.
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    HB Grips for Tiny hands

    Oh and the hot shots do come in buckle. DS has always preferred buckle grips.
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    HB Grips for Tiny hands

    My DS used the hot shot grips for levels 5 and 6. He liked them.
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    Speculation

    I don't think you can afford a one eventer. With this core team, you also need HB slots filled. The hard thing is that Whittenburg and Dalton seem to have earned their spots, but their strengths are too similar. The PH/ HB guys would'a should'a could'a been Orozco and Leyva, but neither of...
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    Let's talk about pits.

    Yeah. The gymnastics business seems like the wrong one for the germ phobic. If you really think about it, it will freak you out. Bleeding hands, kids spitting on their hands, sweat-- all mixing together on the equipment, which you can't really sanitize. It's a breeding ground for germs.
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    Let's talk about pits.

    It's definitely hard and I would think requires good spotting skills by the coaches. DS and his teammates work new skills more independently on pit bar and rings. It would require a lot more one on one coaching for them to be learning new releases and dismounts without a pit. I think pits...
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    Name That Move -- ____ Punch

    Hah. Sounds like DS's father. DS is rehabing a knee injury right now. The other day, he was talking to his dad about doing Geingers at practice and dad replied "wow I can't believe your vaulting already." lol
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    Name That Move -- ____ Punch

    A Barani starts frontwards though so not out of a RO BHS. Or are there two flippy twisties after the RO BHS? That could be 1.5 punch barani. That would make sense.
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    New routines/changes?

    I agree with gracy about level 10 guys not being so concerned about being in a division where they can win medals. I know my DS doesn't even appreciate winning a medal if there are only a few guys and he doesn't feel like he's earned it. They're big boys and don't expect to get bling just for...
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    New routines/changes?

    Gosh. There are so few guys in 8-10, yet USAG keeps dividing them into more an more subdivisions. I don't get it.
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    Age requirement changes?

    They don't declare themselves specialists. They can add or drop events. You can actually even do all around at states and qualify as a specialist if they're top 5 (I think) on an event but don't make the AA cutoff.
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    Age requirement changes?

    Another possibility is that you can specialize in level 10. A lot of our guys specialize and you can still qualify for regionals and nationals as a specialist. If you guy's competitive on 3 or 4, maybe focusing on those events would allow him to get really good at them.