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INCREDIBLE!! Wrestler backflips to escape.

Mickey Finn

Posted 6:06 am, 01/22/2008

thats pretty impressive

im too scared to try any kind of flip on a hard surface

Kentified

Posted 3:42 pm, 01/21/2008

Not quite dead, just lurking. I've taken the more philosophical "don't have anything to say, say nothing at all" approach as of late.

Oh, and I'm lazy. :D

Pitbull

Posted 11:50 pm, 01/20/2008

Kent, good to see you man. I thought you were dead.:)

BTW, those guys in the videos got nothing on "9-Time".

That is all.

theEmpiric

Posted 11:45 pm, 01/20/2008

Thanks Kentified if it werent for your double post i woulda never seen this!

Very flashy but seems like it could do more harm than good.

Kentified

Posted 11:34 pm, 01/20/2008

Eh, I searched for wrestler and wrestler backflip. My bad, could a mod please close this thread.

Gooner

Posted 6:53 pm, 01/20/2008

Kentified

Really? I searched and nothing came up. What was it posted under?



http://www.fightforum.com/off-topic-octagon/15013-crazy-wrestling-move.html?highlight=wrestling

I was sure it would be under some very non-descriptive thread title but surprisingly it wasn't.

The search function here is not that great though usually.

Kentified

Posted 6:44 pm, 01/20/2008

Gooner

Posted already.

I mean, search function, noob.

.



Really? I searched and nothing came up. What was it posted under?

Gygax

Posted 5:58 pm, 01/20/2008

While not common, this type of defense has been around for a long time. Its just a flashy way to get at your opponents legs from a standing position. You usually turn your whole body and do a front roll to accomplish the same thing, but if he has a tight grip on your foot, you go with the backflip. Cary Kolat was a great collegiate wrestler who used it a decent amount in the mid 90's.

Holding onto to it is not the best move against it. Holding on will allow him to arch his back and get at your legs. It becomes a scramble situation with him underneath and between the legs, a superior wrestling position. All he has to do then is sit up and back against his calves, throw the opponent's legs to the side, and secure the takedown. The defense, if you're a quick enough thinker, is to actually throw his legs away as hard as you can, causing him to over rotate and end up off balance on his butt. Then it's an easy takedown for the guy who didn't flip.

Gooner

Posted 5:00 pm, 01/20/2008

Posted already.

I mean, search function, noob.

No but seriously, that other guy should have just held on to his leg and make him faceplant.
I stick by what I said originally.

Kentified

Posted 4:53 pm, 01/20/2008

This is crazy, kid does a backflip to escape a single.

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