Ninja Star

Ninja Star

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Ninja Star is possibly the most common washing machine out there. The flow travels in multiple planes of movements and is known for its spinning circular movements. This video builds off of our tick tock videos and NInja Bat tutorial.
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Acro Washing Machines Series

A washing machine is series of acro poses strung together that start and end in the same place. In this series Sean and Emily teach 6 foundational washing machines that are common in many acro communities. There are an endless number of washing out there. These are a great place to start to fine tune your acro partnerships and have some fun expanding your acro practice.

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Videos covering pre-requisites to skills in this video:
Ninja Star

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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.

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Side Star to Straddle Bat

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Side Star → Ninja Star
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Reverse Bird to Foot to Hand Connected Pop

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Crochet Hook

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Side Star Cartwheel Pops

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Hammock

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