maybe this is super dumb but i honestly can't tell the difference between a dos santos i and a dos santos ii. what am i missing??
Dos Santos I is piked, while Dos Santos II is laid out. It’s probably hard to tell because in WAG no one has ever done the Dos Santos II completely laid out.
Daiane Dos Santos did both the Dos Santos I and II in this routine. Her first pass is the Dos Santos II, which is probably the closest to a layout she has ever done it. Her second pass is the Dos Santos I, which is clearly piked.
Ideally a Dos Santos II would look like Stacey Ervin’s Tamayo (what a layout double arabian is called in MAG).
But the skill is extremely difficult and only Daiane Dos Santos has attempted it in WAG and it is very rare to see it done properly in MAG as well.