- Powerful tumbling merges with elements of strength, agility & balance over 40' square area
- Swinging in horizontal circles & turns around the parts of the horse known as 'the beast'
- Upper body strength is utilised is held positions alternating with swings & handstands
- Springing over the vault table, doing handsprings, saltos and/or twists with height, flight and a 'stuck' landing
- Swings, turns, releases above & below the bars, plus handstands on the 2 rails
- Height & flight are evident in a variety of giant swings & release/recatch moves.
- Each routine for level 3 and upward is given 2 values, one for difficulty (D) and the other, out of 10, for execution (E). They are added together to get the final score. For men's vaulting, gymnasts do only one vault, unlike the women who get 2 tries. All around awards are based on the total of the six events.
- Gymnasts at Levels 1 and 2 perform compulsory routines that focus on developmental skills. As such they get only an execution score out of 10 points if all skills are done; if some are omitted their start value (SV) will be less than 10.