The Russian Layback was all about getting past the fear at the point in which you release your hands and bring them to an overhead grip. I found the mechanics quite simple and once getting into the move a few times was very confident without a crash mat… getting out (without simply reversing) is a different story altogether (see 5:46 – 7:12 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgNT2S_Jj4A)!

Cupid to Superman (Hands-Free) was also all about practice, repetition and bravery – harder then it looks but a nice challenge!

Happy Poling!

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