Proposed for level 4 next cycle. I've never taught or tried this with straight legs really. What does everyone think? Do you already teach it? Can kids do it with straight legs?
If the skill is with straight legs, I picture the basket kip of the old days when I was a gymnast. It's a decent transition to the kip because the gymnast is learning the "pull your pants up" feeling of a kip. Think of teaching it like a single leg kip (what my old coach called it). On the other hand, it could be the single leg swing pictured by blantonnick. Either is a good progression. Of course, I would have to see what USAG has in mind before really knowing.
Thanks, Nick. So it is, what I thought.
Steve Butcher often teaches a one legged kip similar to this. I guess you could it a 1 leg kip or 1 legged jam to stride kip.
Normal glide swing, bring one leg through and arrive on the top of the bar in a stride position.
Maybe easier to teach than the Mill/Stride circle. Less head issues. I've never taught straight leg basket swing from support to support and only played around with the single leg jam/stride kip.