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Old 03-04-2004, 02:50 AM   #1
Tyler Hass
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I don't know about you guys, but I think I have more fun with my worst handstands than I do with my best ones.
Just a minute ago, I was so short in my handstand that I bent my elbows. It wasn't enough, so I kept going down till my chest practically touched the floor and my back was so arched that my feet were still pointing straight up. Slowly I pressed back up to a handstand and held it for about thirty seconds, but I was laughing too hard to stay up.
Sometimes, it's just fun to kick up to a handstand with zero power and fight your way up with planche/press handstand strength. Or to kick up with too much power and fight to save it in the opposite way is also fun.
I don't know why, but that handstand was so bad that I figured it was worth writing about:-) It's 1:30 am, maybe I shouldn't be doing handstands...

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Old 03-04-2004, 07:58 AM   #2
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Heh, saving a bad handstand is a beautiful thing. I was at one meet where I finished a P-bar skill over 45 degrees off to the side on one arm. I was able to grab the other bar and pull it back to center. Something I would have only attempted during a meet. In practice I would have just let it go. Heh.
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Old 03-04-2004, 03:31 PM   #3
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Capoeira is interesting in that these skills are appropriate at any angle and virtually any body position.
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Old 03-04-2004, 03:42 PM   #4
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Absolutely. As long as you stay on your hands it's acceptable. Gymnastics has very specific angles. Though it covers the range.
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