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Piked Forward Roll

This variation of the Forward Roll is performed with the legs in a Pike position throughout.  It requires that the athlete roll quickly, and unlike a forward roll, the use of hands in standing up is accepted.  Begin the roll with arms overhead, and legs straight.  Throughout the forward roll, the legs stay straight, with the difficult part of the skill beginning when the heels come to the floor.  At this point, the athlete must continue to pike, allowing momentum to push the body to a standing position, with the hands pressing on the floor near the legs.  As always, finish in a stretched position.

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