This year I finally got to the point where I could comfortably tumble without seeing stars on every pass. I began basic tumbling again about 5 years ago, but my last competition on that event was about 20 years ago. When I showed my coach Scott Barclay my floor routine last week (first time all together since college) he suggested we have some fun with it.
Before my routine I told Scott which corner I was going to do my Y scale and he told me what to expect when I do it. 🙂
A couple weeks before the meet I hurt my hand trying the Flowrider for the first time on a boogie board. So when I got to the gym the week of the meet I tested each event and decided I would only do Floor and Vault. Since I’ve been training new dismounts on Parallel bars and Rings but not on a hard surface yet it’s probably just as well that I didn’t compete those events. I was encouraged by my scores, though – 11.45 on Floor and 11.2 on Vault.