Below the cut are three pictures of three different girls doing the same trick. All of them seem to do it just slightly different.
After much practice I can actually hold this position on the pole now. But as I hold it, I very slowly descend down the pole. I'm trying desperately to just hold the position and be still on the pole. Once during practice while holding that position, I slid down a little faster than expected. *Thud!* right onto my back. Now this is the ONLY pole trick I practice with pillows on the floor next to the pole.
My coach told me to clench my muscles tighter so that my body will grip the pole and I won't slide down. Doing this makes a little bit of a difference, but mostly leaves my ribs bruised and sore from pressing into the pole so tight. I'm frustrated, but will continue to practice this trick. When I finally am able to hold myself steady and still upside down on the pole without using legs and arms, you'll hear me screaming with excitement from the roof tops!!