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Longer limbs and Piked Jaegers

esor

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I thought it would be interesting to get everyone's perspective on this topic. Do longer limbs (arms) make it easier to catch release moves on bars? My DD is a compact gymnast, as are many of her gym friends. But then there are the girls who have the longer lines/longer limbs. Her group has observed that the girls with longer limbs catch their piked Jaegers more frequently and get it faster. Is this a thing, or coincidence? Just curious as I never thought about it before, and it sounds like it could be a thing. But then I think, they typically have longer legs to get around too so this could be coincidence.
 

InbarSquirrel

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Interesting question!
My DD is one with longer arms while she hasn't begun learning single release moves since she'll repeat L9 this upcoming season; she can easily do inbars and forward stoops because of her "monkey arms". My DD doesn't have longer legs just the arms.
 
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FlippinLilysMom

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My daughter is short and compact and getting a single bar release move has taken well over a year! Her coach tried a ray, tkachev, jaeger...none were working. After what seems like forever she has finally been catching her piked jaeger consistently. Not sure if her size played a role, but her biggest struggles always seem to be bars skills.
 
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