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A large amount of uneven and high bar routines involve circling the bar forwards and backwards, often to and from handstands and with turns in the handstand.

Hip CirclesEdit

Women's gymnastics only

  • Hip circle forward to handstand (Weiler-kip): D
  • Hip circle backwards, clear hip circle, or hip circle with hip repulsion and flight: A
  • Clear hip circle backwards to handstand, with or without 1/2 turn in handstand: C
  • Clear hip circle to handstand with full turn in handstand: D
  • Clear hip circle to handstand with 1 1/2 turn in handstand: E

Giant Circles ForwardsEdit

A giant circle is a circle around the bar from handstand to handstand with body stretched (or in women's gymnastics, piked or straddled as the legs pass the low bar).

  • Giant circle forwards in regular, reverse, or mixed grip, or with 1/2 turn in handstand: Men A; Women B
  • Giant circle forwards with full turn in handstand: Men B, Women C
  • Giant circle forwards with 1 1/2 turn in handstand: Women E
  • Giant circle forwards with initiation of full turn on one arm before handstand: Women E
  • Giant circle forwards in L-grip, or with 1/2 turn in handstand: Women C
  • Giant circle forwards in L-grip with full turn: Men C; Women D
  • Giant circle forwards in L-grip with 1 1/2 turn in handstand: Women E
  • Giant circle forwards in L-grip with initiation of full turn on one arm before handstand: Women E
  • Flying giant swing forwards (giant swing with momentary release at top), or with 1/2 turn: Men B
  • Flying giant swing forwards with full turn: Men C
  • Giant circle forwards on one arm: Men B
  • Giant circle forwards on one arm with full turn to L-grip and full turn to reverse grip (Zou Li Min): Men C

Giant Circles BackwardsEdit

  • Giant circle backwards, or with 1/2 turn in handstand, or with hop to reverse grip: Men A; Women B
  • Giant circle backwards on one arm: Men B
  • Giant circle backwards with full turn: Women C
  • Giant circle backwards with 1 1/2 or double turn in handstand or hop full turn in handstand: Women D
  • Flying giant circle backwards: Men B
  • Flying giant circle backwards with full turn (Quast): Men C
  • Flying giant circle backwards with double turn: Men D

To be continued...

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