Aerial Silks Update
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
This week was my 5th class. We had been having class every other week since I started. So it was kind of hard to build skills with so much time between classes. Last night was the start of a new session. For the next 5 weeks we will have class every week. Instead of 8 people (2 per silk set) there were only 4 people. So each of us had our own set of silks to work on. This had its good and bad points. We could practice with no interuptions, but silks are so demanding that it was kind of nice to have rest time after each trick when we had to take turns.
Anyway, things were really going well with all my tricks then I got a real rush. The instructor asked if I wanted to demo the next trick. She would walk me through it. I think it's called a star drop or star flip. Because it was a new trick we did it with a sling (silks tied together). I had the tie behind my back and held onto each silk. I lifted to an inversion (upside down). Then I wrapped my legs around the silks. I reached up and returned to upright position. Now the silks were wrapped around my legs. I adjusted my hands so I could lean forward. I was told to spread my legs apart and not bring them back together and lean forward. When I was ready I was to let go of the silks with my hands but keep my arms extended to the side. Thus the star name--both hands and legs are out wide.
I assumed I would fall forward and be hanging upside down. I knew my legs were secure so I was ok with that. So I let go. INSTEAD OF JUST HANGING UPSIDE DOWN I WENT ALL THE WAY AROUND AND ENDED UP UPRIGHT AS WHEN I STARTED. It was totally amazing and wonderful. I did it a couple more times! It was awesome! What a rush!
I tried to find this move on you tube so I couild post a link, but I couldn't find exactly what I did. So no picture and it is pretty hard to explain. It was amazing to do though!