John and athlete Sarah explain and demonstrate some of the benefits of the hitch-kick over the sail. Note Sarah is transitioning to the hitch to see if it will improve her distances.
All mid-air actions (hitch-kick, hang, sail, stride-jump) cannot power you through the air, rather they are designed to combat rotation and enable an optimised landing. There are numerous variations between how athletes perform 'their' mid-air actions although there are some fundamental points. Hopefully this video will explain those when it comes to jumpers wanting to learn the hitch-kick or trial it.
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