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Old 04-14-2007, 08:34 PM   #1
Ian Holmes
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A buddy of mine was doing handstands for time, getting run down so I matched him with stuff on straps. The numbers I came out with were...

Cross - 25s
Back Lever attempt #1 - 28s
Front Lever split -25s
Front Lever - 15s
Back Lever attempt #2 -30s

I had the shakes, and the smell of pizza from down the hall made me feel all kinds of shades of green *grin*. All in all not bad results for cool down exercises *grin*.

Noted however that I have been rather stiff for the last two days *grin*.
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Old 04-16-2007, 08:03 AM   #2
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Nice work Ian! Good to see you posting again.
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Old 04-16-2007, 10:54 AM   #3
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You move all of those decimal places one spot to the left and we're about equal...haha

awesome stuff man
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:25 AM   #4
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Ian,

Holy sh*t. Good work! My back lever is good for about 5 seconds, the cross is non-existant, and I've got a pike in the front lever.

You're a beast!

Best,

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Old 04-16-2007, 05:19 PM   #5
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ian, straps? are you an aerial acrobat?
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:33 PM   #6
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Anthony - I had to wander back in here and make sure you weren't causing too much trouble *grin*.

David - That I am. Though it is a rare thing that anyone actually knows what I am talking about when I mention such things. Have you done acro/flying/circus?
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Old 04-17-2007, 02:56 PM   #7
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yeah, i just joined a local youth circus-mostly clowning and i've just been learning one skill.

i'd love to do more acro stuff. straps, hand-to-hand, and chinese pole, in particular...but i'm not nearly strong or skilled enough yet (my straddle lever is about 4 seconds, and i still have a lot of trouble with handstands) i've been told i have a good build for handbalancing and such, but i'm more interested in rock climbing ; )

one of my friends is going to national circus school right near where you live. i assume you're either in a circus there or in the school? he's going for acrobatics, hopefully.
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Old 04-18-2007, 07:25 PM   #8
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Well currently I live in Brisbane in Australia... but yes in Montreal I do various circus stuff there. It is a good place to be.

Straps is great, it is like doing rings, except with far more options and movements available to you. As to having the build for it... you are the same height as me, which for the most part is tall for aerialists, but if you are still the same weight and strong, you don't have nearly as much mass to worry about moving. A decent advantage.
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