getting a "B" release skill on bars

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varsity gymnast

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Mar 17, 2009
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i really need a "B" release skill on bars but i am terrified of them now because 3 months ago i was working release and fell from the high bar and landed on my neck causing brusing to my neck and breaking my spine.... it was not a fun experiance so know i cant get my highest possible score because of lack of elements.... can anyone help me out????
 
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gymkat

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Straddle cuts are Bs and shouldn't be too hard to learn. If you have a strong tap swing, then straddle backs also aren't too hard to learn IMO.
 

LittleLady

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An Uprise 1/1 twist catch is a B release move. It's not often seen, but is very nice when done well. If you miss it, you'll just land on your feet.
 
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I'm not sure what an overshoot is worth but it is a turning and a release move. we do sole circle shoot over to low bar kip. its not a blind skill which makes it not as scary as the straddle back. first work sole circle off high bar (away from low bar) and try flying over a set of panel mats or a trapezoid. then try turning. make sure the trap is set away as much as the low bar would be. also when youre ready to transition to the low bar, shoot over w/ a sting mat over it and a mat stack to land on and then try removing mats.
 

gymkat

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A bail (overshoot) counts as a release, not as an element with a long axis turn. Moreover, one skill can only fulfill one requirement.
 

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Straddle backs aren't all that hard if you have a good tap swing, and IMO when they are well done they're stunning to watch! That "flying" in it is so fun :)
 
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