One arm high back angel

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B crouches behind and somewhat to the side of T, grasping T’s ankle and placing the right hand at the base of T's spine (picture 1). This hand position is very critical to the balance, and care must be taken to locate the same spot consistently, and not to permit the hand to lose contact or shift during the leap. T then lowers and rapidly propels upwards by strongly extending both legs, at the same time throwing the arms upwards and over (picture 2). Unless T places considerable weight on the left leg, B will not be able to use the left arm to assist in the lift, and may not have sufficient strength to "press" T aloft with the right arm alone. T must also direct the leap backwards in order to keep the centre of gravity directly over B. If T is properly balanced, B may release the grip on the left ankle and extend arm (picture 3).

To dismount, B can regrasp T’s ankle, lower T to one shoulder, and thence to the ground. T

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Continue to a Hand balance on forearm

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Deutsch: Toter Vogel, English: High back angel, Nederlands: Dodenhang / boogje
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Black and white pictures: Balancing & Sport Acrobatics, Stan Buchholtz, 1978
Op de kleurenfoto: Pam en Hugo pam0map@hotmail.com hugo@truuk.nl