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Aerials: Iron Cross is My Jam

I got Iron Cross on the silks this weekend, so now I’m all about doing it all the darn time, because, quite frankly, I didn’t expect to be able to pwn iron cross this early in the game.

I’m case you’re wondering, Iron Cross is this:

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The smaller image gives you a sense of the lines from the side.

I didn’t want to just steal someone’s actual photo and couldn’t find any public domain ones, so I hope this quick sketch gives you the basic idea.

It looks fabulous on silks or trapeze — I think it’s harder to “get” on trapeze, but once you know how to do it (and have sufficient strength), it feels very doable on either.

Today I tried it on trap again and was able to do it well. I’ll have to see if I can get a picture tonight.

Anyway, that’s what I’m obsessed with right now 🙂

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A Few From Open Fly

Silks 1, Day 1 — Spinning Mermaid to Tuck

This clip is really short; I’ll ask Denis to try to get a longer one next time!

Also, check out my crazy dismount o.O For some reason, I over-rotated and then had to manually untie my foot 😀

Here’s Denis, who looks so unhappy, but was actually having a blast:

Cirque du So Far, So Good

Today was Shiny Tights Day … At least, it was for me.

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Candlestick in a straddle with no feets. No big deal.

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Just, like, hanging out with our instructor, Ms. C(1).  (There were two Cs today.)

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A little Archer’s Pose (this was actually part of the dismount).

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“Squatty hip lean,” and probably the nicest picture of me going. Also, I haz a pasty. Wow.

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Finally flying Denis in foot-bird!

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The highlight of acro-balancing, in which we built a mighty wall of tabletops.

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