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Being able to transition from your Back-Flying position to your neutral Sit-Flying position is an integral part of your Free flying abilities. The Back-to-Sit transition is a key component to learning the neutral, stable Sit-Fly position.
It is common that during the early stages of learning the neutral Sit-Fly position, your Instructor will also teach you this transition as a way of regaining a vertical position after recovering to your Back-Fly. This transition also comes into play as you move from Back-Flying to standing up to Walk on the net.
Prior to learning this transition, you will need to:
The primary objectives are to be able to safely and successfully begin in a neutral Back-Flying position off the net at a similar wind speed that you are learning to sit fly at, while transitioning from your Back-Fly position through a 90º forward rotation up to a neutral Sit-Flying position.
Visit the IBA Skills page to download the full lesson plan and to find post-flight evaluation questions and suggestions.
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