After Blake Aldridge’s new dive at the the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Boston …, it’s worth explaining … the twist.
Done correctly it can be one of the most aesthetically pleasing moves in the sport. And the more a diver does, the more their dive will rate on the degree-of-difficulty chart. Here some of the world’s top cliff divers break it down for you…
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Interesting. Though they land feet first — like a trampolinist — they use diving arms position to twist (one arm behind the head).
Has any cliff diver yet used other arm positions?
Clarification — “piking” only slows the twist. They need to “untilt” to stop twisting.