This is called the straddle up and it was one of the few moves that I like doing and doesn’t hurt while doing either. When I was introduced to this move, I got it the first try. My next goal for this move is to be able to do it in the air. I am able to climb, then pull myself up but I can’t flip over yet. I need to gain some strength first. It was really easy for me to learn the basics in silks because of my gymnastics background. Even with this I could only go up the silk a little bit the first time, as I was using my right leg to climb. I found out the next time that I need to climb with my left leg. Once I switched legs, I could get up the silk with ease.