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Base Forearm Position for Hand to Hand
While it may seem like a minor detail the positioning and movement of the bases forearms has everything to do with the bases potential to create stability for the flyer and consistent feeling for both partners.
In a Reverse L-Sit we get to feel the full weight of our partnership through the the reverse hand to hand grip. In this video review the key alignment points, calibrations and variations for exploring this key calibration for RH2H.
Introduction to Hand to Hand
Hand to hand can refer to the skill of a flyer holding a handstand while the base balances them on their hands, it can also refer to an entire discipline of circus acrobatics that people spend years studying and training. Hand to hand is often one of the most admired skills when people begin practicing acro as it can seem like a posed on for the the most advanced practitioners, quite to the contrary the basics of hand to hand can be explore by many levels of practitioners and it all starts with the desire and the right road map. In this series we explore the drills, progressions and techniques to begin your hand to hand practice safely, efficiently and with a clear idea of how to progress based off of where you are in your acro practice.
Tempo Jump to Extended Hand to Hand
The tempo jump to hand to hand takes advantage of momentum and timing to combine the flyers jump/press with the bases press. In this video we discuss key aspects of the timing for the skill as well nuances for alignment and connection.
Baby Hand to Hand
In this video we review the "Baby H2H" and H2H where the flyers elbows are set in a deeply bent position. This skill works with a flyers bent arm strength while inverting at a slight angle. An excellent horizontal progression alongside our other hand to hand skills that also can be worked into many L-basing flows and even advanced hand to hand transitions.
Handstand Jumps for Hand to Hand
Before we ask a flyer to jump into a hand to hand we review the demands of this jump. Emily breaks down the mechanics of jumping into a handstand on the floor and onto and elevated surface. She also discusses the differences in mindset between solo handstands and handstands for H2H. Other topics include spotting handstand jumps and the basic variations on the handstand jump.
L-Sit is a great place to feel the flyers full body weight through our hand to hand grip. In this video we discuss different ways to test and strengthen your hand to hand connection with a variety of calibrations and movements for bases and flyers.
Foot to Hand Pistons
Foot to Hand Pistons are a great exercise to develop coordination of base and flyer movement. In this skill flyers receive an opportunity develop smoothness of transferring their weight to allow the base to move, while bases develop unilateral strength in their arms from a wide range of motion.
Foot to Hand Presses
In this video we breakdown the mechanics of pressing a bent arm foot to hand to straight arm foot to hand. This skill is brought together by coordinated timing of base and flyer and strong grsp and stability of the two component poses. In this video we discuss several smaller progressions and breakdown of base and flyer roles.
Star to Hand to Hand
Entering in from star is one of the most common entrances to L-basing hand to hand. This entrance has the advantage of the flyer getting to start in a nearly finished handstand shape while the base can lower them down into the hand to hand. It asks for a strong understanding of the flyers handstand shape and a steadiness of the hand connection as the base lowers the flyer into position. In this video we give our breakdown of the key points and micro progressions to make this skill smooth and predictable.