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Getting stuck on rings upside down

roses25

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I have a level 7 gymnast. Has anyone else had trouble with their son getting stuck on the rings upside down at meets?

My son got stuck last year twice (two different meets) in level 6 and he said there were little wires sticking out or something. He’s terrified of going to this gym again. Any suggestions?
 

sce

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I have never heard of that happenning. Definitely sounds like an equipment problem.
 

gymdog

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Like, his pants got stuck? It's a braided cable so I guess it could be frayed but that's kind of unusual.
 
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Outlast

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My son has gotten stuck but was able to pull his pants away. I think it may happen to the shorter guys sometimes.
 

sce

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I am trying to understand how this would happen. What is he getting stuck on? What move was he doing at the time? Are his pommel pants baggy/loose?
 

sce

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I am trying to understand how this would happen. What is he getting stuck on? What move was he doing at the time? Are his pommel pants baggy/loose?
more questions, does the coach know that he is still afraid because this happened during the season? Does the coach have a solution?
 

sce

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Hi, how is your son doing woth this issue?