This used to be an old common way to begin the front hip circle. Starting with an arched position before falling down to a pike in order to speed up the skill. Although some gymnasts still use this initial approach, the pike to speed up the circle can be initiated as well from a body falling down in a hollow position which is the more accepted present approach. Regardless of the front hip initial position it is more important to assure that the final cast changes position before the body swings up beyond the horizontal line. An excessive or prolonged arch during the cast is a recognize execution deduction.
Arched Front Hip Circle and Cast
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