5. Front Handspring-Ups

 Front Handspring up from side pull Arabesque
 
For the Front Handspring Arabesque, the male will start facing the female on the side.  As she initiates her handstand, he will come in and grab the small of her back.  It is important to stay low and use arms and legs in unison.  As the females feet start to continue over the handstand the male will stand up and will pop through the small of the females back helping her to initiate her half flip.  As the male pops the stunt, he will make a 1/4 turn to the font and will spot for the females feet in a regular arabesque.  The dismount shown is a double down (900) and is discussed in cradles under partner stunt transitions.   
 
The female will think about stepping into a handstand and letting her feet slowly continue to fall forward.  As the male grabs her back, her feet must be past vertical.  After the pop/ toss from the male, she must think about pulling hard with her core muscles to the top landing in a platform or pulling an immediate arabesque.  The dismount shown is a double down (900) and is discussed in cradles under partner stunt transitions.   
 
Front Handspring up Heel Stretch from the front
 
For the Fronthandspring up Heel Stretch from the front, the male will follow the same technique as the front handspring up arabesque from the side, but at the top of his pop/ toss he will slightly initiate the female so she can complete a half turn over her left shoulder.  He will spot for and grab the feet in a regular heel stretch grip.  The dismount is a regular pop off.
 
The female will follow the same technique as the fronthandspring up arabesque, but when the male initiates her will continue to lift and complete a one half turn over her left shoulder to the front.  After feeling a solid grip she will pull her heel stretch and the dismount is a regular pop off. 
 
Front Handspring up Cupie
 
For the Fronthandspring up Cupie, the technique is the same as a fronthandspring up heel stretch except the male will only use one hand to spot for both feet.  The dismount is a regular pop off.
 
The female will follow the same technique as the front handspring up heel stretch but must focus on keeping her feet together,  The dismount is a regular pop off.
 

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front handspring up cupie