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  • scottish straddle

    Posted by angygirl on February 3, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    I am sure it has another name. I will try to explain it…opposite arm high on pole, other hand under outside leg, opposite leg comes up and thru and you straddle. that is the best way I can explain it. I had so much trouble getting my leg up and through today…I don’t understand the mechanics of the move and class ended before I could ask more questions. any help appreciated.

    Masked Loopy II replied 14 years, 2 months ago 12 Members · 18 Replies
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  • SissyBuns

    Member
    February 4, 2010 at 2:10 am

    How do you start the move? Like where are you in relation to the pole?

  • Foxy_Rei

    Member
    February 4, 2010 at 2:12 am

    Do you have pic or vid of someone doing the move? https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_scratch.gif I honestly can’t figure out what you’re trying to describe… but we all know I’m not the brightest crayon in the box https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_tongue.gif

  • FreeTheSun

    Member
    February 4, 2010 at 2:33 am

    I don’t remember the name but Jenyne taught us what I think you are talking about in a workshop over the summer.

    Basically if my right hand was on the pole I would take my left leg straight around the pole as if to do a spinning straddle (or v or whatever you want to call it) but instead of keeping it away from the pole I would let the upper back of my thigh come into contact with the pole and grab the pole under it with my left hand. At this point I lean out (to the left) and thread my right leg between my arms so I end up with my body parallel with my legs in a straddle and my butt to the pole and sort of "sitting" on my left hand with my left hip (for a visual sit on the ground in a straddle and place your hands on either side of your body/hips, now pretend the floor is the pole and that is the body position).

    If this is what you’re talking about (and it sound like it but I could be way off base) what helped me was getting my top arm further down the pole so their is more space to thread my leg through (kinda like in the Reverse grab holding lower in the pole to get a bigger spin). I also immedietly lean out to the side as my left leg swings so I am already in a horizontal body position to get the right leg threw. If you are trying it just standing it is way way harder than when you are spinning so you can practice just standing and if you can do it standing still it should be way easier moving. I’d post a vid but I just injured myself (not sure if it is muscle or if I just twisted a rib slightly..which wouldn’t suprise me cause I’ve done it before) so if you still need help by the time I’m back at it (I figure give it a few days of no pain before I get back on it) I’ll make a vid for you.

    Good Luck

  • FreeTheSun

    Member
    February 4, 2010 at 2:43 am

    so I don’t lean so close to the ground and I push my butt a little further through (spelled that one wrong in my other post) but this is what I described so you can see if it is what you are talking about too.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/boomloulou#p/u/2/lv1a4-YHvyc

  • SissyBuns

    Member
    February 4, 2010 at 3:44 am

    Free I love that spin!!!!!!!!! It’s pretty original looking….I gots to try that!

  • RoxyPink

    Member
    February 4, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Jenyne calls it the "scottish" https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_biggrin.gif

    Two things that really helped me with this was 1. not grabbing so high up on the pole with my top hand…more shoulder height and 2. really leaning out to the side when weaving the leg through.

    Runnergirl365 (Sabrina) can do a phenomenol Scottish…maybe she could make a vid!?!?!?! https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_biggrin.gif

  • ottersocks

    Member
    February 4, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    I love this one, too. Jenyne’s tip that helped me nail it quickly was, as you bring your leg through under your arm past the pole, don’t think about leading with your foot. Instead, bend your knee and think about making your shin parallel to the pole, then passing it through under your arm in that vertical parallel position.
    Definitely easier with as much spin momentum as you can gather, that makes it way better. And try it at first barefoot, as you may stab yourself in the static V leg’s thigh with your stiletto as you pass your shin through. https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_eek.gif

  • azriel

    Member
    February 4, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    I love this move! Everyone else already gave all the tips i thought of. There’s one thing that maybe i do differently than some: When i start out, i hook my ANKLE around the pole instead of my thigh (as if i’m going to do a fireman, except obviously, my hand goes under the foot).. i think that doing this (along with keeping top arm low on pole), gives more of a gap to pass your other leg through more easily. https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_biggrin.gif https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_biggrin.gif

  • angygirl

    Member
    February 4, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Thank you ladies so much especially Free the sun for explaining it to me. I get it now! I can now see several things I was doing wrong. Ottersocks, your way makes more sense to me. I had been trying to go foot first. You ladies freakin ROCK!!! I will post once I have down. mwah! Angy

  • SissyBuns

    Member
    February 4, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Jenyne calls it the "scottish" https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_biggrin.gif

    Two things that really helped me with this was 1. not grabbing so high up on the pole with my top hand…more shoulder height and 2. really leaning out to the side when weaving the leg through.

    Runnergirl365 (Sabrina) can do a phenomenol Scottish…maybe she could make a vid!?!?!?! https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_biggrin.gif

    Oh, this is the spin Jenyne taught you guys at regionals huh? I thought so. Sabrina does do a great one https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_biggrin.gif

  • RoxyPink

    Member
    February 4, 2010 at 9:38 pm
  • Ritalin

    Member
    February 5, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Is there another vid of the move? That one doesn’t seem to work for me. :/

  • polebunny

    Member
    February 8, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I really want to watch what free the sun posted but the link only takes me to the channel what is the title of the video w this move? https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_albino.gif

  • EVamp83

    Member
    February 8, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    The vid is called "Donna’s side spin" (or the like). https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_thumleft.gif

  • Masked Loopy II

    Member
    March 22, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    @angygirl—I know it's been like more than a year since you posted this.  Did you ever get this move? I want to try and tackle it.  It's like the only 'level 3' move I haven't made progress on.

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