In two recent meets, I noticed that two girls got extremely high floor scores competing only two passes: one had a front handspring, front pike and the other had a front pike, front tuck. Both competed ro bhs 1/2s and not a full. Leap pass was switch leap, straddle for one girl and switch leap, tuck jump for the other. These girls both got 9.5+. They both had nice form and presentation. This is one of those times where gymnastics boggles my mind. My daughter is required to do three passes. She will be doing ro bhs full, front handspring, front layout, front tuck, and I think just a layout maybe for the third pass. Then a switch leap and a straddle jump that turns. It has a name, but it’s escaping me at the moment. So, this routine will have many more deductions. it’s pretty unlikely she will be getting a 9.5. My question is really how can judges compare these two types of routines? I know I sound like I’m making a dig, but this seems kind of unfair? And if her goal is to try to make it to regionals, which is pretty questionable this year anyways, what is the benefit of throwing these harder skills or more skills into her routine? I’m assuming the idea is that she will be better prepared for the next level. That last question is more hypothetical than anything given the current state of the world, but I’m still curious.