Straddle cut

A value skill
FIG Code Group: I
FIG Code Box: 11
Drills for Straddle cut.
  • Start in an arched prone support on floor. Pop off the arms and straddle cut to seated pike.
  • The swing for a straddle cut should involve a slight pike on the rearward phase of the front swing followed by a heel drive to give loft to the rear swing. Then the gymnast should pop off their arms aggressively and excecute the straddle cut.
  • Quick legs are essential for excecuting this skill.

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