Is the heigth reflected in their score??? My daughter is competing L5 for the first time. Last two meets she has had a 7.75. I think she is doing it on a 2. She's getting over and taking one extra step. She's 8 and very small. Just curious!
That's why a lot of coaches want the girls' hair in buns during competition. Although I have never actually witnessed a judge taking off for hair, I could see that it could block their vies.
No, the judges do not factor in the height of the table setting. They look at the run, hurdle, position on the vault(handstand, piked, tucked), body form(tight, legs loose etc), the block and controlling the landing. Usually at L5 they don't "ding" them too much for taking 1 step. Vault goes so fast, that it is hard to really pick up all the little things the judges see. For instance if the head of the gymnast touches the vault table, they take .5 off(considered a fall). At a state meet where I was doing the scoring on vault the judges were taking that .5 if the girl's hair touched----didn't need to be the head.