FIG connection bonus

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I keep seeing a cat leap linked to free cartwheel on the beam. A top club has proudly posted one of their young elites doing this combination tonight. But I can't see any connection or bonus for it if the rules are that it must be D + A in that order. My DD enjoys doing it, but can't tell me why. Someone help me out, pretty please.
 
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It's true, no connection or series bonus there. Maybe they use it as a lead-up skill to something harder? Switch leap to aerial comes to mind, that would be C + D. Or maybe they just think it's a cool combo to play with, but are not planning to compete it?
 
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It must be a step on the way. I just seem to see it everywhere at the moment, but of course it may just be that I notice it because my DD is doing it. I thought I must be missing something.
 

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Rules are changing after the summer Olympics. Maybe the new rules have different connection bonuses? And they are already preparing for the 2021-2024 rules. The new code is not out yet but international judges already know something about what is coming.
 

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I thought this was a nice video explaining some of the proposed FIG changes.
 

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I keep seeing a cat leap linked to free cartwheel on the beam. A top club has proudly posted one of their young elites doing this combination tonight. But I can't see any connection or bonus for it if the rules are that it must be D + A in that order. My DD enjoys doing it, but can't tell me why. Someone help me out, pretty please.
Its a bonus for espoirs at the English.
 

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Its a bonus for espoirs at the English.
Thank you. I looked at comp 1 to see if it was in there, but came up with nothing. I feel happy now. :)
So is it a bonus for espoirs because it is a step into a better connection? That would make sense to encourage it.
 
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