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Tumbling and Trampoline

What's been going on...

Tumbling:
This year I competed sub-advanced on the rod floor. My five-skill pass was round-off, flip-flop, flip-flop, back, front. My seven skill pass was round-off, whip, whip, flip-flop, flip-flop, back, front.

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Trampoline:
This year we really didn't compete in the trampoline, but last year I competed in the intermediate level. My pass was full-turn, tuck, back-layout, pike, pike-brani, seat-to-belly, stradle, front. Next year my coach plans to move me up to sub-advanced.

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Double-mini:
Most of this year I competed sub-advanced double-mini. My passes were stradle, front; layout-brani over, back-layout off; layout-back on, pike-brani off. However at the last meet I competed at I mandated myself up to advanced and my passes are now tuck-front over, pike-brani off (when I can actually do it without my knees buckling); pike-brani over, full off; back-layout on, pike-front off. 

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This year I actually didn't hurt myself at recital! Last year I sprained my ankle walking off the stage during our tumbling number and should have been out for all of the shows, but I convinced my coaches to let me dance and tumble in the last show. I did do a full off the double-mini and mess up my back, but I went to the chiropractor, and he took care of that.

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Dictionary:
Tuck: A skill on double-mini and trampoline where you pull your legs up to your chest.
Pike: A skill done on double-mini and trampoline where your legs are straight out in front of you (in a sitting position, but your legs are straight).
Straddle: A skill done on double-mini and trampoline where your legs are straddled to both sides, straight and your knees are pointed towards the ceiling.
Half Turn: A skill done on double-mini and trampoline where you jump and turn your body so it faces in the oppisite direction.
Full Turn: A skill done on double-mini and trampoline where you jump up and turn your body all the way around in a complete circle.
Seat Drop: A skill done only on trampoline where you do a pike jump, but you land on your butt on the bed of the trampoline.
Belly Drop: A skill done only on the trampoline where you land flat on your stomach on the bed of the trampoline.
Seat-to-Belly: A skill done only on the trampoline where you go directly from a seat drop to a belly drop without coming to your feet first.
3/4 Front: A skill done only on trampoline where you do half of a front flip and land on your back and come up to your feet.
Porpoise: Continuos 3/4 fronts.
Ball-out: A skill done on trampoline, where you do a 3/4 front and then add on a front without letting your feet touch in the middle.
Ball-out Brani: A skill done on trampoline, where you do a ball-out, but instead of the front you do a brani.
Front: A forwards flip done without your hands, on any aparatus.
Tuck front: A front with your legs in the tucked position with a kick-out at the noon position (looking at a clock).
Pike front: A front with your legs in the piked position, with a noon kick-out. 
Front lay-out: A front with your body completley straight, usually done as a preperation to twist.
Back: A back flip without your hands.
Back-tuck: A back flip done in the tuck position with a kick-out done at noon (remember the clock!!)
Back-pike: A back done in the pike position with a noon kick-out.
Back-layout: A back done with your body completley straight, can be done as a skill or as a prep to twist.
Brani: A front flip with a half twist.
Tuck-brani: A tuck-front with a kick-out and a half twist.
Pike-brani: A pike-front with a kick-out and a half twist.
Lay-out Brani: A brani done with your body completley straight.
Front full: A front flip (usually a lay-out front) with a full twist.
Routi: A front flip (usually a lay-out front) with one and a half twists.
Flipus: A front flip (usually a lay-out front) with two twists...I think.
Double front: Two front flips without landing in the middle.
Triple Front: Three front flips without landing in the middle.
Full: A back flip with a full twist (usually done in the lay-out position).
Double-full: A back flip with two full twists (usually done in the lay-out position).
Triple-full: A back flip with three full twists (usually done in the lay-out postion; I think the only one I've seen do this is Jordan Salyers...an awesome tumbler from Patti's Gym).
Double-back: Two backs done without landing in the middle.
Triple-back: Three backs done without landing in the middle (again...only Jordan).
Flip-flop: A skill done only on the floor, a back flip with your hands.
Whips: Skills done only on the floor, continuous back lay-outs, but you have to throw your hips and arms backwards.
Handspring: Done only on the floor. a front flip done with your hands off of one foot, again only on the floor.
Mounder: Done only on the floor, a handspring off of two feet.
 
(All skills done on all aparatuses, unless otherwise noted, if you have questions about any skills I haven't explained, just ask!)

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