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Friday, January 11, 2013

That '70s Routine

I just can't get enough of 1970's bars. Every routine is so different and quirky. It makes bars look so fun. As much as I like to see Beth Tweddle or Gabby Douglas fly and float, there's something really intriguing and oddball and about movement on, around, and between bars set close together. If it hadn't already been done, Cirque du Soleil would do it.

Here is Kim Chase in 1972:

And Roxanne Pierce:

Kim Chase also has a nice style on beam. I like her style because it's just ever so slightly sharper than other competitors of the era.

By comparison, the more famous Cathy Rigby has the very dated flowing slo-mo style:

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