Eric, originally from France, performs an incredible stunt of agility, strength and control as he effortlessly one-handed lowers himself from a hand stand position as to nearly touching the floor with his feet, then presses his body back up into a one-arm handstand as if he could have virtually done it in his sleep.

I slapped my forehead hard in empathy and roared so loud after he performed that breathtaking act that I could probably have been heard all the way back to France.

In all my years of witnessing and performing free-style gymnastics, this was the most spectacularly creative, power controlled, natural ability that I have ever been overwhelmed by before.

Cirque Du Soleil (circa 1985) Hand balancing photo by Richard Mann
"One-arm press"
Hand balancing act