–start on your toes and lean slightly back into the guy. On his count
dip and jump (stay on your toes and do not go flat footed). When base
has fully extended his arms, then you want to release, not a bit
sooner! Keep your hands/arms to your side. As you come down, regrab
the base by his wrists. Begin to tuck your chin and look for the
ground by keeping your chest up (DO NOT drop your chest or you will
fall forward). Lean back just a little and land on the balls of your
feet while absorbing the pop down with your legs.
shorter guys will release much sooner that shorter guys.
flier do not try too hard or you will worm your way up
flier’s release (flick) needs to be strong through her shoulders. DO
not use your chest.
flier needs to jump hard. DO NOT dip down all of the way. You will
use too much energy
stand behind the flier with feet just slightly beyond shoulder width
apart. Lightly grasp the flier by the waist (NO DEATH GRIPS). On
count follow the flier while she jumps (this way you both have good
timing). Do not push your flier into the ground. Right before the
flier leaves the ground, base grab a little firmer and toss (finish
your F L I C K!). Your arms should be extended after the toss. As the
flier begins to fall, jump for her waist and slow her down for a soft
If your arms are always bent after you throw then you are cutting your
Bases need to jump with their flier as you flick. This way you use
your legs to get a higher toss.
Every time you throw hands, you should do a toss extension and bring
flier back to hands. If you continue to do this, your toss will get
Weight train by doing fast motions on the way up, then control weight
on your way down, (IE Upright rows and cleans are very good exercises)