Rhythm How-to: FLY your BODY

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Bodyflight Basics, broken down into every element by SDC Rhythm:

1. Neutral

Body Flight 1 – Basic Body Position and Range of Motion

JaNette describes the neutral FS body position, the building block for all other moves. Master a good, symmetrical, head-high position and everything else is easy from here.


2. Up/Down

Body Flight 2 – Slow Fall and Fast Fall

JaNette explains and demos how to use the arms, head, legs, hips, butt and gut to change fall rate.


3. Forwards/Backwards

Body Flight 3 – Forward and Backwards

Moving forwards and backwards, always keeping the arms in front. JaNette explains how to use arms and legs for optimal effect, and the principle of Start – Coast – Stop, which applies to virtually every freefall move.


4. Sideslides

Body Flight 4 – Sideslides

Using input from all limbs, and remembering Start- Coast- Stop – Neutral, demoed and explained by JaNette.


5. Turns 1: Mechanics

Body Flight 5 – Turns Part 1: Mechanics

JaNette describes how to turn on center. Creating a balanced input with arms and legs – just like sideslides but with opposite limbs.


6. Turns 2: Pictures

Body Flight – Turns Part 2: Pictures

Steve describes and Christy demos how to turn on center using the proper references. Defining checkpoints and headswitch through the turn to confirm we’re on track to complete our move in place.


7. Tunnel Drill

Body Flight 7 – Drill: Half Star, Side Slide to Bipole

JaNette describes a simple 2-way drill for practicing sideslides and turns. Building a half-star and half-bipole picture, focussing on good stops and 90 degree angles.

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SDC Rhythm XP is a 4-way formation skydiving team that competes at the highest level both nationally and internationally, achieving success in competitions across the world. Since the team's creation in 2007 they have grown every year both competitively and as a coaching organization, achieving success in the sport just as we help others do the same.
SDC Rhythm XP won the gold medal at the 2019 US National FS Championships.

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