Crescent single leg tutorial
Alternate names: Single leg or abbreviated (CSL).
Description: A doubleleg with the trailing leg tucked and the leading leg arching through the motion as a kick.
Prerequisites: 360 crescent and a doubleleg helps
Equivalent variations: 540 singleleg, doubleleg
Advanced variations: Crescent 540 single leg, crescent single leg gyro (CSLG), 540 single gyro, doubleleg gyro, double knife (540 single leg followed with a hook), Double crescent single leg (720 double initiated as a CSL)... Actually, this list can go on forever.
- Move preview: A single short clip or multiple short clips for observing the skill.
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- The Crescent single leg exampler: A video overview of the move with a narrated walk-through.
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Who is Mr. CSL?
Today's lesson is a crescent single leg. Prerequisites include a doubleleg and a 360 crescent. Although this move is
MUCH easier than a doubleleg, which is
easy anyway, I do recommend having a doubleleg before learning it. The reasoning
behind this is that learning this off the sole experience with 360 crescents most likely results in fugly single legs. Even worse, if you skipped the doubleleg while training this trick, you might have difficulty learning to lean back properly in the doubleleg after lazing through CSL's!
So you have the doubleleg and the 360 crescent?
THEN OMGZOZOROZOZOZ!!!!1111 THIS MOVE IS SOOOOO EASY! 69 69 69 69 69.
- Oh shit! I'm lost! Where am I?
- Okay, *whew* - I was worried there for a moment. Step through.
- Okay here we go. When you step into
this move you've got to dig like you would on a double leg.
- Dig -
- Dig -
- Okay, by this point you might have
already looked through the next slides out of boredom and wondered
there any difference between this and a doubleleg besides simply tucking
one leg in? - If there wasn't I probably wouldn't be making a tutorial:
But just for the record - I'm creating this tutorial just for the hell of
it to jack up the quantity of tutorials available on tricks tutorials.com
/ Besides - why would you complain if I had more tutorials? Anyway -
- The main difference between this
and a doubleleg isn't simply the fact that one leg is tucked in and the
other extended... Or is it? Umm.. The main difference is the pace of the move. A doubleleg
requires a heavier mid-jump stall. In fact - in a doubleleg you jump / torque / and send your upper body through a very weighty motion that simply brings your legs into a 'catch up' situation - where the legs have to catch up to the upper body's desire to rip across. There are two legs going through in a doubleleg, which makes it more difficult. The doubleleg is like one big jump followed by the legs closing and catching
across together. The crescent singleleg has the same setup, but instead of a heavy
stalled catch up motion with the lower body, the first leg actually feels
it's way across for a lighter stall. LIKE A KICK!
- So instead of just stalling and letting
the legs close the gap and catch up - you can get more height and complete
the motion easier by tucking in the hind leg and closing the gap with an
actual crescent kick style motion after you set up with the doubleleg take
off. A kick in this fashion actually sets a quicker pace for the entire
move. Since one leg is tucked and pushing against the other - it's easier
- That's basically it. The rest of
the move just flows across. Once you get the setup paced quickly with a
high jump, light stall, and a slight pull with the kicking leg - the move
just freaking flys through.
- Yup -
- Keep pulling through.
- Untuck your other leg and bring both
- Land. Yes, you are supposed to land
feet together. Why? Because it looks better, because it flows into other
moves better, because landing on two legs is easier, and because I said
- YAY FOR KARATE BLOCK!
Keep in mind:
- HAVE DOUBLELEG - THEN SINGLE LEG.
- Draw yourself into the takeoff with a quicker paced dig.
- Jump up, torque, and catch across with a an outside crescent after the light
stall. KICK ACROSS.
- Tuck your first leg early.
Specific Problem Advice:
I really don't think this is necessary. Have both the 360 crescent and doubleleg. If you have both, I could not imagine why you couldn't do this...
Easy. I had this move shortly
after I got the doubleleg. At first it was just a bad doubleleg with one leg tucked. Then as I kept at it, I found the move had some slight differences besides simply tucking one leg in. Just experiment with it and you'll have it. It's SUPER EASY.