teach glide kip piked or straddled?

Good question.

The general rule followed by many coaches is to do all skills with legs together to start:

  • Kip
  • Cast
  • Giants

LATER — and carefully — introduce straddle technique if and when needed. Canadian Olympian Maddie Copiak (170cm) never straddled. It’s possible.

related – teach long kip before glide kip as it’s less complicated for the beginner.

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Rick Mc

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