Apparatus exchange: When gymnasts in a group throw the apparatus to each other.
Asymmetric movements: Movements of varied shape, amplitude and direction that must be performed with each apparatus.
Axis throw: A throw where the hoop spins around its horizontal axis.
Body: The wide end of a club
Boomerang throw: A move with the ribbon where a gymnast throws the cane end, then grabs the ribbon and pulls it, so as to bring the cane flying towards her.
Cane: The thin stick to which nylon thread is tied to form the ribbon apparatus.
Collaboration: The working together of members in a group, and a factor in scoring.
Double stag: A position or leap where the back is kept straight while the legs are split and both knees are bent.
Formation: The arrangement of gymnasts in a group routine; a minimum of six different formations is required.
Head: A small ball at the tapered end of the club.
Mills: When the clubs rotate alternatively in the same or different direction
Neck: The narrow end of a club.
Retro roll: When the hoop is rolled, in any direction, such that it returns to the gymnast.
Snake: When the ribbon's rippling movement resembles the slithering of a snake.
Spiral: Small loops of ribbon.