The good news is that I did the trick so many times in a row that I'm not likely to ever forget how to do it. The bad news is that I pulled up my entire body weight up over my head again and again without warming up, cooling down, or stretching (since I was in the middle of a photo shoot). Now my neck hurts, my back hurts, and most of all my biceps and the tendons between my biceps and my forearms hurt like crazy. Oh yeah, and I messed up the trick once and bruised my ribs. I got a couple shots and one is nearly at a good angle but not quite. But they will have to do. Hopefully by Wednesday my muscles will heal and I can try the trick for the first time on the rotating pole at the Vogue.
For some reason it just doesn't look like much in the pictures. Maybe it's just one of those tricks you have to see in person.