Friday, April 8, 2011
Learning The Code
I have received numerous requests concerning posts about learning the code of points. Personally, I consider myself to have working knowledge of the code of points. I am not an expert and I hate change, so I often wait a bit before delving in to learn the changes from one code to the next. At this point in the quad, it seems like a good time to break down where the trends are going and how the top girls receive their D-scores (difficulty scores.)
Beam is one of the easier events to learn, so I have posted a number of beam routines of top competitors. (Bitches to know.) The videos do a great job of breaking down the skill values, the connection values and the requirements: how they achieve the D-score.
Fun fact: the Russian Translation for balance beam is 'log.'
The values for skills are: A (.1), B (.2), C (.3), D (.4), E (.5), F (.6), G (.7)
The judges add up the five most difficult acrobatic elements and the three most difficult dance/leap elements included in each routine.
Dance Combination (Most do an A+A leap combo) (.5)
Full Turn (.5)
Saltos in Different Directions (.5)
Acro Series (.5)
D Dismount (.5)
Video breakdowns after the jump.
Bitches to Know