Gingervitus: Five Reasons to Join a Yoga ClassBy Colleen Quigley • Oct 8th, 2011 • Category: Features, Latest
Apparently winter is right around the corner, although living in Southern California I wouldnâ€™t know if it werenâ€™t for status updates. Thanks for reminding me that the concept of weather exists outside this implant-stuffed state. With snow on the mind and only weeks before many ski areas open for the season, I canâ€™t think of a better time of the year than now to join a yoga class and get limber. So limber that you might be able to add a few new neck-jerking grabs to your repertoire. Gents, donâ€™t immediately dismiss the idea, I think you might like it.
I know that this type of grab throwback is not very original, but that doesnâ€™t change the fact that when I see someone do something weird on hill it makes me wish I had that kind of style and board control. Most of these grabs you donâ€™t see anyone try; that could be because either some of them are pretty much impossible to do, or everyone stopped because some of them just look dumb. I bet however, that if people spent a quarter of the time trying to get the below grabs as they do trying to learn double corks and hitting airbags, weâ€™d see a lot more cool shit out there.
Regardless of how many downward dogs you do this fall, some of these grabs might be forever unattainable to you. Thatâ€™s a good enough reason to try to get one if I ever heard it. Good luck, youâ€™ll need it.
1. Crooked Cop- Front hand grabs the heel edge between your legs. Bend your front knees to touch the board. Itâ€™s harder than it sounds and is almost never done properly.
2. Pick Pocket- Front hand to tindy from behind your back, tweaking like a method. You will look like an idiot trying to get this one.
3. Swiss Cheese Air-â€¨Back hand between the legs grabs the heel edge in front of the front foot while the back leg is boned. Thereâ€™s a lot going on with this one.
4. Mashed Potato- Backside alley-oop in the pipe, front hand grabs mute while back hand grabs heel edge in front of the front foot. This sounds like an alley-oop to harsh scorp waiting to happen.
5. Waltair- Front hand grabs heel edge near the tail, tweaking like a method. I wish I could do this one.