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Spike

The spike is different than most body positions because many people don’t consider it a body position at all. Though, it is important to mention because there are techniques that can make this skill easier for the flyer. A spike is performed when a flyer reaches forward and grabs the ankle of the “base” leg. At this point, the flyers chest should be inverted touching the “base” leg. The “pulled” leg will straighten out directly to the air and create a line from “base” leg to “pulled” leg. Not only does this skill take flexibility in the quadriceps of the “pulled” leg, but the body position takes so much control through the “base” leg to maintain balance for the stunt group. Practicing the motion of getting into the inversion quickly while squeezing is extremely important to mastering this body position/skill.

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