The Paper-Clip is a variation of the Bow-and-Arrow in the way that it is pulled. Once a flyer has mastered the Bow-and-Arrow and Free-Stretch, they are then ready to work on a paper-clip or pretzel. Again, each variation of body positions will require more muscle control and flexibility. The paper-clip is executed by the flyer entering a free-stretch and instead of the arms being in a low-V position, the arms are wrapped around the back of the flyer. Performing this skill requires the chest to maintain an open position and the “pulled” leg to be straight.