These are a few video examples of pike reverse hechts performed by junior athletes starting the skill. Regardless of the body position, all great reverse hechts require a sudden stop after the tap kick to a candle stick. Gymnasts should demonstrate high straddle hechts before mastering pike and layout hects.
Observe in this example some of the technical actions of all three reverse hechts.
Still 1 – Tap with a sudden stop in a candle stick shape with the center of mass under the bar.
Still 2 – The candle stick shape begins to open.
Still 3 – The gymnast lets go before any part of the body reaches the veritcal line on top of the bar. Take a second look at this last pike reverse hect example.
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