Hand-Balancing – Strength Magazine – December, 1921

The pick-up with partner is accomplished as shown in Figures 29, 30 and 31. This is the most common method of throwing the top-mounter to a position above the head. Standing as in Fig. 29, the understander will let the top-mounter fall backward until the position of Fig. 30 is assumed; then with a sharp pull by the understander, and a simultaneous jump by the top-mounter will bring the top man around and up to the position of Fig. 31, and a full-arm balance is ready to be attained.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas