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Mrs. Puma

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Ok, don't laugh. But is a press HEADstand on beam allowed at any level?! Not that I know a young gymnast who can do this and is infatuated with competing it or anything....sigh.... (And yes, if I did know such a child I would encourage them to work on press HANDstands instead.) Just curious....
 
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In JO, that is a mount - 1.108 chest stand or headstand. In FIG, only a chest stand is listed (same code number 1.108). Perhaps such a young gymnast could convert to a chest stand and then work on turning as in a Silivas mount (
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In Xcel or optionals, you can do whatever you want. It won't count as a skill if its not in the CoP, it would just be extra coolness.
Good to know. Sounds like a lot of risk with no benefit to me, but I guess that will be up to her coaches! Thanks!
 

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In JO, that is a mount - 1.108 chest stand or headstand. In FIG, only a chest stand is listed (same code number 1.108). Perhaps such a young gymnast could convert to a chest stand and then work on turning as in a Silivas mount (
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Thanks! She wants to do it directly after a mount. Ill let the coaches deal with it... Lol Its a moot point for now anyway (she'll hopefully be doing L5 this season). I just couldn't find it in the COP at all.
 
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