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Bottom Loop

This is the ninth video in the IBA’s Dynamic Progression ‘how-to’ series, the Bottom Loop. This move simply acts as an efficient way to return to a head-down orientation as you end a back layout, whether it is to begin a subsequent layout, or enter, for example, an in-face carve or out-face carve, head-down. Therefore, being comfortable flying full back layouts is required in order to master this skill.

A bottom loop involves a very brief transition from your belly to your back so as to return subsequently to a head-down orientation. For this reason, being proficient in belly-to-back, backflip transitions will benefit you in learning this move.

Learning Points

  • Perform the bottom loop at the center of the tunnel.
  • Ensure your hips stay out during the entire maneuver; avoid the common mistake of bending at the hips!
  • As when you’re performing a belly-to-back backflip, avoid “pushing” on the wind with your hands to induce the transition.

Pick up more tricks & download the full lesson plan here

Other Dynamic Progression Videos

1, Back to belly front flip
2, Back to belly back flip

3, Belly Carving
4, Back Carving
5, Full Front Layout
6, Full Back Layout
7, Inface Carving
8, Head-up-out-face-carving

10, Next video, Half-breaker head-up