Other names for this skill: Free straddle circle forward through handstand, Front stalder

B value skill
FIG Code Group: III
FIG Code Box: 21
Drills for Endo.
  • Stalder kips in an over grip. Build amplitude. Eventually this drill will go to handstand. (also a good drill for rear stalders, and wrong grip stalders)
  • Work front stalder circles. Start in an undergrip support. Cast to a hips high, straddle pike position and stalder circle forward to straddle L. Each consecutive circle should end higher on top. If there is difficulty staying in the staddle-pike position throughout try starting in a straddle L. Keep your hands fairly close together.
  • Cast to high straddle pike stalder circle forward, stalder to handstand.
  • A good strap drill to learn the timing for a late drop is to swing to nominal handstand in the front and execute the stalder on the back swing. This will help the gymnast develop a feel for initiating the giant before starting the stalder.

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