Extreme Athletic Supply X Bar

Good idea. I’d use this.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Coach uses the terms “lefty” and “righty“. He’s talking about the support hand on the forward pirouette, not the direction of twist. (The first girl twists to the left, the second to the right.)

a new dive – 513XD

Is a dive with 1.5 somersaults and 5 twists possible?

Some sport scientists believe it is but that a different arm action would be required. The body would tilt to the point of being near horizontal at one point before untilting for entry into the water.

diving-turns

Read the study by WILLIAM TONG AND HOLGER R. DULLIN – A NEW TWISTING SOMERSAULT – 513XD (PDF)

related – Fred Yeaden – LEARNING HOW TO TWIST FAST (PDF)

(via Lukewiwa)