While skating side by side in hold, Maia hooks her arm under Alex's arm. The hand they held while stroking stay together, so this transition is organic. She's swung around and while the knees are bent. She's in space. She's not wearing a human harness.
Maia's got her arm around his neck but her torso's trajectory is going around his side.
Why her legs aren't miles apart with knees bent and ankles flexed, who knows.
She's swung into a sit and only now does Alex take the plie/besti squat.
He does a nice little dip move here that can be appreciated in the gif.
That's about where Meryl hit it but with Charlie pinning her "straight leg". Maia has a nice arch in her upper back here. I guess that's it.
Grab her leg, Alex.
This must be where the Shibs lose pcs to Davis White. This sort of thing.
Continued next post.