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Offline Rhanold

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« on: December 01, 2005, 10:08:03 pm »
Hey I am in no way a good belly flyer but I have a Question, What does it mean to fly the mantis position?

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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2005, 10:41:27 am »
I think it might be the sit you use :lol:
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2005, 05:59:52 pm »
ever see a praying mantis. note how the legs and arms are. this position slows you down better then the hug the beach ball thingy

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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2005, 08:08:54 pm »
I have no idea what you are talking about. The position I am picturing right now is somewhat like the fetal position and would put me on my back. You will have to show me when I see you next.  :?:

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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2005, 04:51:57 pm »
Instead of flying the big X or boxman that you are taught as a student it is a bit more refined. A rustic way to explain it in text...In the belly possition, bend your elbows so that your hands are almost touching under your chin, elbows down slightly. Keep your chin and sholders up slightly so you arent looking straight down to the ground. The turns you get from this possition are centered arround your navel, where they should be. A student turn (i.e. dipping one sholder or turning the upper torso) centers a turn at your upper torso. I am still trying to get used to it. Ive been told its a mutch more efficient flying style..... if you stay on your belly longer than the two seconds it takes to pull.

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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2005, 04:12:22 pm »
there you go jimo