What are Handstand Canes– Hand Balancing Canes– Acrobatic Canes?

What are Handstand Canes– Hand Balancing Canes– Acrobatic Canes?

 

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What are Handstand Canes– Hand Balancing Canes– Acrobatic Canes?

Handstand canes are a gymnastics apparatus that is used to develop your handstand performance abilities. They are mostly used by Circus and Acrobatic performs.  Below are some of the characteristics of handstand canes.

  • Part of the handstand walk progression
  • Can have a flat or angled top – to release the stress on the wrist
  • Height ranges from a few inches to a meter or more
  • Larger ones are used in performances so the audience can see the performer
  • Circus specific apparatus
  • Larger canes allow the performer to do a larger range of inverted and non-inverted exercises
  • Exiting a missed inversion is harder on these than on the floor
  • Some turn left, right, or are omnidirectional
  • Can be easier to do a handstand on if used correctly

If you are trying to develop your handstand these are great tools to incorporate into your programing.

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