From the article: What Is A Split Tuck
What do you think of a split tuck? They are more and more prevalent with harder dives, but is that necessarily a good thing? it does have its benefits, but it can be quite distracting.
Any of ya'll still diving?
- Hey, split tuck is a necessity to speed somersaulting for the more difficult dives...no split tuck, no 409c. I am 41 and still dive in the Master's Diving League and without that squeeze and excelleration of spin I would never get a back 2-1/2. If you are a diver and still diving give the split a try and remember to squeeze. You will be amazed at the spin. It's here to stay and nobody can even tell it's being done unless they have been trained to spot it. Come get on a board with me in Chattanooga Tennessee! firstname.lastname@example.org
- —Guest John Harrington
Not very pretty?
- Split tucks when done poorly are unnattractive at best and when excessive do not increase the rate of speed while spinning. However, diving with the legs cemented together is also not a fast way to spin. When done correctly (knees at shoulder width and feet close to touching) divers may accelerate the rate of spin and still have a clean appearance and spin fast.
- —Guest Don Mason, NISCA All America Chair
- I was at a Christmas party 2012 and was chatting with Sammy Lee regarding split tucks as I think it look terrible. Sammy said it look like a proctologists convention.
- —Guest judy wade-bell
Splitting your tuck
- Bad thing, it is a distraction and not pleasing to the eye.
- —Guest Kim
- I was a diver several years ago and then split tuck was horrid and watching now and my child watching it is awful looking. How do I explain to her why this looks so bad and is clearly a break in proper position? She only watches because she knows it is what I used to do and now the asthetics have gone completely out the window. I was very tall for a diver and proper position played a huge role in how one was judged. I personally am disgusted with the way people perform some of their dives, flat feet in a split tuck, bent knees in a pike and twisters that are performed with leegs apart and feet apart or croosed poorly. Disappointed
- —Guest anne reagan
- It's like going with a lesser quality good...yeah you have it...but it's not as nice.
- —Guest Randall,
- Not good - use to be called a "Circus Tuck" which says it all.
- —Guest Kerry
- Split tucks are ugly and they really make dives look bad. If you need a split tuck to do a dive, you probably shouldn't be doing that dive anyway.
- —Guest Don