wha r some skills needed on beam for level 8 /a b c/ how many what ....... and what r the deductions? any info helps...confused , this is for usag
The acro series needs to start and end on the beam, so nothing using a mount will count.At Level 8 a Handspring Forward on beam is allowed. It is a "B" Value Part. "C" Value Parts may be performed at Level 8 but will only be given credit as a "B" Value Part.
Personally, I'd like to see more Handsprings Forward and combinations using it on beam. How about a Handspring Forward, Dive Cartwheel? Or maybe a Tinsica, Handspring Forward? Maybe a Free Forward Roll mount, Handspring Forward? There are so many possibilities that fulfill the Flight requirement. The same old Back Walkover, Back Handspring or Back Handspring, Back Handspring combination has become far too common.
In 7 or 8, but what's the progression for 9 and 10? BWO BHS leads to BHS BHS and BHS salto. It's not about simplicity, it's about actually connecting acro elements. Many optionals are doing forward and side skills and connections, they just aren't relying on it for their acro series. In 7 and 8, most coaches are concerned with the "building blocks" and not competing every skill. Once they have solid handsprings and a tuck (plus a RO dismount), then you can work a lot more. If you're going to do front aerial into a back series, you need a solid back series first. It takes years to build up to a solid layout with good form.A Free Front Roll (not a mount), Handspring Forward would be a Flight series, correct?