Toss hands

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Flier – 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.

 

Base - 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.