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Block 6 - RandomThis is a classic 'B' style setup (Stair-step) with your opposite (Blue). Ensure that you lift your arm (like a student raising their hand to ask a question) to present your arm grip to your the Point (Red) Flyer (*Some teams use a wrist grip, but for this explaination, we will be discussing the double high grip). As you pick up your grip, it is important to get a 90 degree angle in your arm to avoid getting stretched out in the random which could negatively effect the block maneuver. I suggest picking up the Tail (Yellow) flyers wrist grip as this can aid in adjusting the levels for your vertical transition. Many OC's (Green) like to set up a slight bit low in the random and use the natural momentum on the upswing (rising up back to level) when they give the key to create the upwards vertical levels.

 

 

Block 6 - Inter 1First Move

When you key the formation with IC (Blue), think about slightly rising up (as described above) as you move forward exchanging places with IC (Blue). First drive a little bit forward before center-point rotation as you need to create space for the Point (Red) flyer to make their move. As you agress forward, hold your eye contact over your right shouler (old picture), and you will be able to see the Tail (Yellow) start to initiate their move. A common mistake is to apply to much energy forward which will drag your piece out too far at the half way point. You are essentially only travelling 4-5' across, so ask yourself how much power does it really take to move 4-5' across the sky. 

 

Block 6 - Inter 2180 Target

At the 180 target, you will see a donut picture between yourself and the IC (Blue) flyer. At this point, think about arching very aggressively down through your core to dissappate any levels which were created in the beginning of your vertical transition. It is also important to keep a neutral arm with the Point (Red) flyer and avoid trying to pull them across the center of the formation. 

 

 

 

 

 

Block 6 - Inter 3The Close

KEEP ON ARCHING very aggressively down through your core to dissappate any levels which were created in the beginning of your vertical transition. Visually see the Tail (Yellow) flyer cross underneath Point (Red) and begin to target their arm grip on the close of the block.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block 6 - CompletionCompletion of the Block

On the close, you may need to think about arching as sometimes there is a re-bound effect as the key is given which may place you back up on the high side of the formation as you transition to the next random formation. 

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