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Here we have included some examples of a 360 degree pirouette, followed by piking down and bringing the legs through to a V position. It is important to remember to minimize the number of hands steps needed to complete the full pirouette.

Bending the arms is a common mistake for gymnasts during the straddle press, the pirouette turn, and the V position. This athlete stills needs to avoid bending her arms on the straddle press, and perhaps minimize the number of hand adjustments during the full pirouette.

Here she does a better job keeping her arms straight and maintains good control of the handstand throughout the whole combination.