I’ve always wanted to try aerial sling
Over the past few months I was able to take a few classes but not enough to feel competent in the subject. It’s also commonly referred to as aerial hammock but in my experience they’ve been used interchangeably.
X-Pole A Frame
But I have an announcement. I was able to purchase my very own portable aerial rig from X-Pole called the A Frame. (If you’re interested in a review please leave a comment below and I’ll post a video.)
Because that I now having constant access to a form of aerial, I’m able to condition more consistently and I’ve seen a huge difference in my strength and endurance. Worth every penny. I opted to get a smaller rig because I wasn’t really sure how often I was going to use this rig. I also wanted something that could possibly set up by myself. The instructions don’t suggest you do so, but challenge accepted.
Aerial Sling: Splits
The first part of the workshop consisted of split and a variety of them. The list below are the names (invented or real) of the splits that we learned in the workshop.
- Aerial Sling King Pigeon Split
- Aerial Sling Hip Key Split
- Aerial Sling Cross Back Straddle Split
- Aerial Sling Sideways Middle Split
I have to say that my favorite was the Aerial Sling Hip Key Split. This one took me the longest to get use to and balance myself. But I love inverted splits. They just look so elegant.
Aerial Sling: Drops
- Aerial Sling Salto Drop
- Aerial Sling Double Salto Drop
- Aerial Sling Slack Drop
- Aerial Sling Hip Key Slack Drop
- Aerial Sling Front Dive Hip Key
I unfortunately don’t have any legitimate names for these moves seeing as how aerial sling seem like a very new sport that’s popping up everywhere.
I’m now and aerial sling instructor
I’m also very excited to announce that I am now an aerial instructor at Pura Vida located in Cary, North Carolina. This is a small town outside Raleigh, North Carolina so if you’re in the area, don’t hesitate to stop by and take a class with me!