Here are my pole goals and how I'm doing in them.
This one is fairly easy for me now. I just need to work on flexibility to do more "things" once I'm in a handstand and more core strength to control the movement better up and down. I'm working on two versions. One facing the pole, one facing away.
Bow and Arrow from a handstand
My back is fairly inflexible. So I am working on this one. We did a video at Twirly Girls recently that shows it better than a photo can.
Another work in progress. Emphasis on the work, not the progress.
Again, inflexible back...and will be a difficult one for me.
I have successfully climbed during two classes. It's still a struggle for me, but I am working on it!
Although I have inverted a couple of times with help, I realized I needed to work on my core to do it safely. Not only for me but for the safety of my spotters (I'm 6 feet tall and well over 200 pounds...no need to squish my 5 foot tall teacher). But I have been going to pilates and am working hard to get into better shape. I made a goal at the last Lovely Rita to invert at the 2012 event. I am still working on that goal!
Cross-Knee Release (or someday, Cross-Ankle Release)
I require help to get upside down once I'm in the "sit" position. So my goal is to get the strength to lower my own body. Then it will be to do this higher off the ground. Then the next goal will be to have the strength to sit back up. Currently, I hang upside for a minute, then slowly melt to the floor.