Candlestick Shoulderstand

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.

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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.

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