Reverse Star

Reverse Star


Reverse star is a shoulderstand on the bases feet starting from the more challenging side. It asks flyers for a more precise and powerful jump and bases to be more helpful in helping flyers arrive in the position. Eventually reverse star has lots of fun ways to transition to and from other poses!

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17 videos

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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Mono Reverse Star

In this video we explore transferring a reverse star over to one of the bases legs. We review the mechanics of the flyers weight shift and body position for the flyers new shape. For bases we discuss how to support the flyers movement and how stack their balancing leg efficiently. We also offer one of our favorite variations for a supported mono shape which can open the door for some interesting variations.

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Reverse Star → Mono Reverse Star