– 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. Now make sure your
legs stay tight and do not bend as you are being caught. Keep your
chest up and you should keep your weight in the balls of your feet
(NOT in your heels AND/OR toes). Squeeze as though there is a string
attached to your back pull your shoulders up.
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. Catch
fliers feet high then control back down to shoulder level. DO NOT
place her feet on your shoulders. Make sure you hold her feet up so
that you have control. Your grip should have both index fingers on
the back of the flier’s foot in the hitch on the shoe. Then squeeze
her feet for stability and control.