It looks like Vanessa just taped her tape grips down around her wrists during her team finals bars routine, rather than tie the tape around her wrist like she did for her bars routine during event finals at Worlds, like a lot of the Chinese gymnasts, so maybe that's because the tape was new. It is good to use new tape each time for around your wrist, and you can re-use the tape grips part a few[ Read More... ]
Me too! Taping your grips holes works good. :D
You have to be careful about your grips not coming off your fingers during your routine and make sure they have a good fit. One girl had one of her grips come off from her fingers during competition, and my coach stopped her routine, because you could get grips lock, get stuck on the bar, or something like that, dangerous. I think she said she[ Read More... ]
A club that doesn't spot? Anyone go to one? At the higher levels, there's less spotting when you've already learned the skills and you're practicing your routines, but even then there's spotting for new skills, form, warm-up, etc.