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A pike is shown here by lifting the legs up and in front, keeping them together and straight. This is done whilst reaching for the toes.
The arms are stretched up into the bounce, and again, the pike shape is made only at the top of the bounce.
Once the shape has been made the arms are brought down to the sides whilst straightening the body to come into land.
Perhaps in these pike jumps the back hasnít been kept straight enough. You can see that the shoulders are rather rounded. Good flexibility in the hamstrings (the upper back of the legs) is needed for an excellent pike jump.
Safety is the most important thing to get right when trampolining
especially when learning new moves. Read more on the
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