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Level 3 Front Hip Circle Deductions...

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gymreally?

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Hi there,
I'm wondering if it's "better" to compete a front hip circle with bent arms or use the spot in an attempted (but probably failed) front hip circle with straight arms.
My daughter can reliably complete a front hip circle with bent arms and equally reliably fail to complete a front hip circle with straight arms.
By "better", I'm curious about deductions in each scenario as well as what's better for the kid in the long run.
Thanks!
 

2G1B

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my DD had bent arms and was able to still get a 9+ (low end). She was consistent in the mid to high 8s or low 9s with her only low 8 being when she fell on the mill circle. I don't imagine that a 9 is possible at all with a spot.
 

titanic

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No, getting a spot will result in a coaching deduction (0.5) plus what percent of the skill the judges deem is being completed by the coach (up to 0.6 I believe). Bent arms are up to 0.3 if I remember correctly.

One of my level 3s just won her district championships with a bent arm front hip and a score of 9.5.
 
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@agscc401

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I did mine with bent arms when I was in l3 (two years ago), and was able to get consistent nines. I even came in second at state.
 
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