For me this drill is essential. Kids are excited when they make their first one unspotted.
Within about 20 repetitions they make handstand without touching the feet — usually by accident.
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Once straddle cast handstand is consistent we still need this drill to ensure they continue to use as much hip flexion as possible. That’s easier. And cleaner.
UGLY is cast handstand somewhere in-between straight body & straddle.