I found the prom dress equivalent of the Oklahoma boob leo
WAG name meanings: Raluca
“Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.” -Rocky Balboa
My coach petitioned me into reigionals because I have to sit out the qualifying meet with my dumb ankle and because my season scores were high enough and I’m a senior it got accepted today!!!!!
I don’t have a link to it because it was just something I wrote in response to asks a couple of times and I don’t generally tag my asks, but I’ll try to explain again.
I had a couple of people ask me why standing arabians/fulls aren’t rated higher than arabians or fulls connected to back handsprings because it’s obviously harder to build the height and rotation needed for a skill out of a standing position than out of a back handspring or roundoff or whatever. But it isn’t that simple, and I tried to explain it using a hammer analogy.
So…anyway. Standing arabians and standing fulls aren’t necessarily harder than those done out of a back handspring. Yes, it is harder to get the height and rotation for an arabian from a standing position than it is out of a back handspring, because the back handspring adds a lot of speed and momentum. But at the same time, it’s much easier to control an arabian done from standing because you don’t have all that extra speed and momentum to reign in. When you add the back handspring beforehand, it does give you speed, momentum, rotation, etc, so you don’t have to work as hard to build height, but at the same time, all that added momentum and speed makes it a lot harder to stay in control of the skill, keep it in line with the beam, control rotation so you don’t over or under rotate, etc.
And to help people understand, I likened it to wielding a hammer. If you hold the hammer up at the top of the handle, close to the head, you have a lot of control, but not a lot of power (standing arabian). If you hold the hammer down at the very end of the handle, you have a lot more power in your swing, but you sacrifice a lot of the control that you had when you were holding it up near the head (bhs + arabian). So, each method has its pros and its cons: in a standing skill, you don’t have as much power and you really have to jump hard in order to have enough height to get the skill around, but you have a lot more control and have an easier time keeping the skill in line with the beam and not overrotating or underrotating. If you add a back handspring in front, you’ll have a lot more power and speed and won’t have to work as hard to get the skill around, but that doesn’t necessarily make it easier than the standing version because with all that extra power, you’ve sacrificed control and you’ll have to work much harder to keep the skill in line and correctly rotated than you would have from a standing position.
Does that make sense?
Ooh, Rachel Gowey training a shaposh full to mixed grip!!! It looks like she’s doing a toe-on so it’s really a Maloney full which Mustafina does. Actually I think Mustafina does it to mixed grip too, or did at Worlds last year? I need to rewatch dat shit.
Eee Gowey’s also working a triple off beam! Into the pit, but still.
USA Gymnastics National Team Members [14/?]
Madison Kocian (WOGA)
born June 15, 1997