Esfera – new acro maneuver
(Esfera is a spanish word that means „sphere”, „globe”, „ball”.)
At the time of the invention of the Infinity Tumbling maneuver (Raúl Rodriguez, 2005) a new vision was also born: if it's possible to build up a horizontally rotating SAT into a straight vertical movement (Rythmic-SAT to Infinity) it might be also possible to come back down into a SAT again to the other side! But how to do this "Anti-Rythmic" and work down the angle from Infinity without loosing all the energy in an anyway extremely sensitive maneuver?! In the past 5-6 years these thoughts and theory ran through the minds of all the world's top acro pilots.
After 1 year of testing and experimenting over water, on the 22nd of October 2010 in Ölüdeniz (Turkey) I managed the first ever successful execution of the "Anti-Rythmic" coming down to a SAT from Infinity. 2 days after the dream of "Esfera" came true - the complete maneuver that starts with a SAT and ends in a SAT but turning to the opposite direction, linked with the vertical Infinity in the middle: making a whole turn around the „sphere”!