I love this picture. Just how the legs and arms line up to become a perfect X.
With the arms spread wide balancing becomes much more difficult. You won’t have the simple back and forth balancing like in a regular handstand as your hands are pointed towards the sides.
The quality is not the best but if you look closely you’ll notice Rafael’s hands are on little blocks. These may aid a little in balancing.
Just try an arms wide handstand with the hands out to the sides and you’ll find just how hard it can be to stay up.
Its these kind of balances that you rarely, if ever, see these days.
Good Luck and Good Hand Balancing,
P.S. For similar poses check out photos 44 and 95 in the Inspirational Photo Section of The True Art and Science of Handbalancing