After a five month layoff because of a banged-up shoulder from my wipe-out at the Wavehouse, I am back on the Flying Trapeze. Before my injury, I had never tried the Splits since it is normally the first release trick taught to women but I wanted learn it as my first trick back on the board. I started with several Two Position Splits before attempting my man splits at the back of the swing, called a Back End Splits. I did three in a row and my shoulder did not bother me at all. I'm stoked.
Here is the video of my Man Splits:
I finally got a chance to throw my Back End Splits to a catcher on New Year's Day. I love the slow motion video feature on the iPhone 5s.