All About Whips
In this series, Sean & Emily teach everything you need to get started in your whips practice. A whip is a dynamic L-basing skill where a flyer swings with momentum through positions. This series is designed for acro practitioners who feel very comfortable with static L-basing poses and transitions. In these lessons we explain terminology of whips, body positioning, progressions and self spotting to lead to safe, predictable and stunning whipping skills.
In this video we demonstrate and describe the different types of whips. Whips are an Acro skill in which the flyer swings on the bases feet from one position to another. Enjoy this overview, and further videos will dissect the specifics of the skill.
Body positions for whips
In this second video of our series on whips, we review the essential body positions for both base and flyer separately so you have better success together!
Once you've learned the basic body positions, base and flyer should calibrate the tempo demonstrated in this tutorial, so both partners perform the skill with the same timing.
In this video we walk through how to safely work towards a full front swing. We move from performing the skill with little to no momentum to eventually doing to full skill with tempo.
Spotting for Whips
In this video we discuss our perspective on how to safely approach a whips practice, we review common pitfalls in whips and how we can avoid them in the first place as well as when to apply spotting.