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Handstand Jumps for Hand to Hand
Before we ask a flyer to jump into a hand to hand we review the demands of this jump. Emily breaks down the mechanics of jumping into a handstand on the floor and onto and elevated surface. She also discusses the differences in mindset between solo handstands and handstands for H2H. Other topics include spotting handstand jumps and the basic variations on the handstand jump.
Front Plank Pops ( Hand Connected)
This video explores popping our front plank position while staying connected in the hands. We discuss throwing mechanics and timing from the base and how to catch the flyer softly. We also discuss several levels at which you can practice this pop and how the flyer can add to the power of the throw.
Whale to Throne Connected Pop
Whale to Throne is on of the first pops we teach that involves a flyer shape change. This pop is a great way for a partnership to develop their timing and start to work into pops in a progressive way. We review the steps necessary to get the flyer in the air and the spotting and base responsibilities to keep everything safe and predictable.
Whale to Foot to Hand Connected Pop
Once you have practiced your whale to throne pop and throne to foot hand this pop will seem like the next obvious step. This video introduces the concept of "tempo popping" and offers ideas on how to blend multiple pops into a larger pop that travels further.
Throne to Foot to Hand Connected Pop
This is one of the most accessible pops that winds up balancing on the bases hands. While not a large pop it can teach us a lot about integrating tempo to time our pop as well as how to use just the right amount of throw to get the flyer where they're trying to go. We also dive into the key points for basing, flying and spotting this skill.
Side Star Cartwheel Pops
Cartwheel pops are easy to appreciate for anyone who sees them as the flyer does half of a flip through a handstand from one of the bases feet to the other. Once you are feeling comfortable with sidestar tick tocks you may choose to take to new height with this pop! This video reviews the pop timing, engagement and shape changes for flyers and of course how to spot this dynamic movement.
Star to Straddle Bat Connected Pop
This pop is really exciting when we begin working it as it is one of the first inverted pops we can attempt and asks for a good deal of trust in our partnership. In this video we go over the nuances of how to generate power and transfer force as well as the concept of "positive pressure". and how we can utilize the idea to help maintain connectedness as we transition from shape to shape.
Reverse Bird to Foot to Hand Connected Pop
This pop represents a step up in challenge from our previous pops as it incorporates a blind stand and commitment to body position from the flyer, skillful pop and catch from the base and a delicate timing to bring it all together. In this video we breakdown our thoughts on building this into a consistent skill in your toolbox and spotting to assist us in learning and commiting to the movement.
Inside Star to Inside Star Connected Pop
This pop is a one legged throw from side star to side star. This pop blends nicely into the barrel roll washing machines and is one of the most accessible and satisfying entry level pops. We discuss the requirements from the base as well as how the flyer can add height to the pop. We also review a few different levels of spotting to assist when learn this pop.
Bird to Throne Connected Pop
Popping our front plank to throne is one of the first pops we teach as its a great place for flyers to learn how to change shape during a pop and for bases the get to learn the foundations of timing their pop and how to receive the catch softly. We also introduce a style of spotting that is versatile beyond just this pop.
Reverse Throne to Foot to Hand Connected Pop
This pop is all about timing! While the flyer doesn't need to travel far they need to move from the bases hands to feet while moving backwards over their feet. In this video we review the directionality, mechanics and spotting to allow you to work into this pop.
Star to Bird - High Barrel Roll- Corkscrew
In this video we review the transition of front plank to star and back which when pieced together create a super fun washing machine that twists and inverts. In this video we breakdown each transition and review the mechanics and connections that allow us to move with control and confidence.
Reverse Foot to Hand to Bird
This transition is a great way to exit for our foot to hand and the skills we learn in this version are transferrable to multiple heights, speeds, and movements. This transition also shows up in several common washing machines.
Side Star to Whale
This transition connects two of our foundational poses but can offer quite a challenge if you haven't taken the time to understand the variables at play. In this video we discuss the calibrations to help prepare for the transition, different ways the base can help slow the flyers movement as well as tips for how the flyer can control their transition into whale as the base finds their new foot placement.
Side Star to Straddle Bat
Sidestar to Straddle Bat to Sidestar is one of the most common transitions in L-basing acro commonly known as carthweels or tick tocks. This transition shows up in many washing machines and has lots variations progressions you can build off of it. In this video we review key points on how to control the level changes and speed as you learn the movement as well as spotting for common pitfalls.