Split Illusions on the pole are just what they say they are: Illusions.
These shapes look super bendy from the right angle. But they’re basically „fake“ splits.
Here’s what I mean by that. Watch this video and pay attention to the reflection in the mirror.
Did you get the „trick“ behind the magic?
If you’re still sceptical, you’re not alone. Some people commented on YouTube: “There’s no way you DON’T need the splits for this move”.
Sure, you need some flexibility but you don’t need to be as bendy as the shapes make it look.
Don’t have a flat split on the floor? The Illusions will still look like a split.
You can do the splits already? Then the Illusions will look like oversplits. 🤩
So, don’t let flexibility keep you from doing the most stunning (over)splits on the pole. Split Illusions will make you appear more bendy and long-legged than you thought you could ever be.
Here are the secret ingredients:
- You might not need that much passive flexibility, but you do need ACTIVE flexibility to open your legs in the required position for the illusion to work. You should work especially on strengthening your glutes and abs.
- Illusions are all about positioning and making your lines appear bigger and bendier from the right ANGLE. Use a mirror or film yourself while you experiment with the perspective.
- Not every pole split can be an illusion. 95% of the illusions are with OPEN HIPS, rather than square hips. These shapes are Split Illusions: different variations of standing splits, Inverted Straddles, scissored legs (e.g. in shoulder stands and hand stands), Tabletop Split, Iguana Split, etc.
- There’s also a certain technique to achieve all of this, which I’m teaching in detail in my on-demand series „Split Illusions“.
In “Split Illusions“ you will learn how to use perspective to your advantage and build the strength to execute these impressive-looking shapes.
You’ll get 4 recorded full-length classes (at least 90 minutes each). Enjoy video and audio in full HD (no bad-quality Zoom recordings). Keep the videos forever and practice at your own pace.
Send me an email to purchase them, or if you have any questions regarding these classes.
✓ Level: high intermediate
✓ Prerequisites: inverts (ideally aerial), first tricks upside down (leg hangs and switches, Butterfly, etc.) and core strength (handstands on the pole).
✓ 70% static, 30% spinning. But you can stay on static the entire time.
Have you ever attempted any of the moves in the video above? Let me know in the comments.