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Candlestick Shoulderstand

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Series

17 videos
series

The Acro Starter Pack

This series introduces 16 fundamental acro poses for you to start your L-basing acro practice with! We move progressively through what we consider some of the easiest poses to start with into more challenging skills that involve adding height, dynamic entries, removing points of contact and other challenges.

Sean Langhaus
$49.00
2 videos
series

Shoulderstand Progressions

Shoulderstands are a type of inversion in acro where the flyer is balanced upsidedown on their shoulders on the base's hands. Here is a series of progressions that walk you through the related skills!

The AcroSmols
Free

Videos

3:45

Candlestick Shoulderstand

Candlestick is one of our favorite ways to start inverting with a partner! Largely a flyer driven pose, bases learn to to be stable and solid as the start to bear the flyers weight on their arms. In this video we explore entrances , exits, alignment, range of motion and spotting.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
4:12
Beginner

Candlestick Pose (Beginner Inversion)

Candlestick is the most basic in a series of shoulderstand-type inversions in acro, so it's a great place to start if you're working on these progressions. It's also a great way to practice inversions, leg position, and handstand alignment for the flyer in a relatively controlled environment. It's a good way for the base to get used to feeling a flyer's weight entirely on their hands as well. Please use a spot if possible since we're going upside down! Skill demonstration 1:35

The AcroSmols
Free
4:00
Beginner

Get Upside Down with Candlestick

This video goes over everything you need to know to get started attempting the candlestick shoulderstand.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00