(1.304 in the code) – CHANGE LEG split leap with a 1/2 turn (or 2/2 turn – which she already does right after her whip-triple) is a C.
Rather than put that Gogean jump in, or take out the double full, she should just do a change leg half. Would be SO much easier.
Nastia does one right before her dismount.
Plus – the judges in Beijing are going to be so harsh with getting the turn around. A 3/2 twisting leap has much greater room for error than a 1/2 twisting one – plus, she looked uncotrolled both nights on her Gogean. The judges here prob didn’t take for the step, but in Beijing they definitely will.
I scored this at a 9.2 B panal – which is still HUGE! Nastia’s however, I got an 8.8. She was MEGA overscored!
Shawn isn’t doing 1.304 after her whip triple full. She’s doing 1.301. Split leap full or tour jete 1/2, formerly known as a strug. If she was going for change leg split leap 1/2 instead of the strug she’d have potential for deduction before and after the change leg due to lack of split.
Shawn doesn’t do a Gogean. That is Tour jete full which would be 1 1/2 twists since the skill starts out with half a twist. Shawn’s 1 1/2 twisting jump is a straddle pike jump (1.307). She does have problems on the landing but as long as she gets her legs above horizontal the landing is the possible deduction for her on it. If she was doing a gogean she would have the potential for landing deduction and lack of split deduction.
But – if you look carefully at .26 on the video, she begins the leap with her right leg forward, and she finishes the split with it behind. That IS change leg, right?
A normal split leap full would throw the original split position with the right leg out front, and then full twist to feet together. The right leg would never go behind her at 180 degrees. Which is what Shawn does in hers.
A Gogean is a tour jete full. It weird but in gymnastics when something is full-twisting you are adding a full twist to the original skill. A tour jete is a fouette hop with a half turn. Since a Gogean is a tour jete full that means it’s got a full turn in addition to the half turn that the tour jete starts out with. This makes a total of 1 1/2 turns for a Gogean.
I think the only difference between a Tour jete and a change leg leap with half turn is the tour jete doesn’t have a minimum split requirement on the initial hop. For a change leg leap you you don’t have to start it with a full split to get full credit but if you don’t do enough of a split you get a deduction. This means you get two chances to be deducted on this one skill. If you make one split position but miss the other, deduction. If you miss both, it’s a bigger deduction. Shawn could end up getting credit for only a Tour jete (B) if she went for a change leg leap half and missed the first split.
“For change-leg, the initital leg needs to raise above 45 degrees.
Full-split is NOT required in the FIRST phase.”
I noted the same thing in my last post.
” You’re missing my point lol”
You are missing the difference between tour jete, and change leg 1/2. I’ve looked very closely at videos of Shawn’s floor and her jumping leg does not reach that minimum split for a change leg split full. It would need to be 45 degrees past vertical. Instead, it points straight down in the first phase. That makes it a tour jete half.
I’ve also looked more closely at Nastia’s switch leap half and I noticed that she doesn’t have a minimum split on her first phase either. I looked at her site and she claims to do a switch leap half before her last pass. But then she says it’s B credit. Same credit as a tour jete instead of C credit for change leg split leap 1/2. Maybe she is going for change leg 1/2 but knows she only gets tour jete credit so she just puts that it’s worth B. Maybe she gets switch leap credit sometimes.