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  • Brass Monkey

    Posted by velocity on February 5, 2009 at 4:09 am

    Can anyone give some pointers on this move??? I thought I would be pro-active and try a move that we didnt learn in class and I really like how you kick up into this one since its not from a basic invert or anything too common. Well, I can kick up and get my heel hooked on the pole, but when I do, right before I start to adjust and get the pole into my knee pit, my body leans the opposite way and well, i fell off a few times but wasnt hurt!!! Any suggestions??? I tried kicking all the way so the pole just goes in my knee pit, but Im not strong enough and I got some junk in the truck to kick up….

    velocity replied 15 years, 4 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • LittleMissLola

    February 6, 2009 at 6:32 am

    Maybe try getting into the move a different way? That way you get a feel of the move, the knee on the pole really needs to be hooked properly.

    Heres a couple of vids of different ways to get into this one;

    From straight edge

    From marksman

    From shoulder mount

    You can also get into it from a basic invert or a cross knee release. Or if you are ok at handstands you could try and get the leg hook from a handstand on the floor to the side of the pole

    Be careful, in particular getting out of brass monkey, I’ve nearly nose planted before now

  • velocity

    February 7, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Thanks for the help! I have never actually tried a shoulder mount, but that looks like it may be the easiest way to get into it. I am gonna have to try a few of these and see what comes of it. I think I will end up having an unschedualed practice tonight!! Im kind of excited to give these a try. Thanks again!

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