Toss Scorpion

 

 

 

 

 

Flier - wait for the flick at the very top of the toss and keep your feet together. Try to balance your weight on the inside of your right foot.  Now stay tight as your base turns to the side.  Once you are facing 45° to your right. Then you want pull your scorpion.  This is done by using your back muscles to kick you left leg straight you.  Grab the top part of you foot right away with both hands.  This can be very difficult, so beginners may want to grab their foot from the side with their left hand.  Once you have you left foot, pull up so that you foot is pointing up. 

TIP:  You may let go of your foot with your left hand and point it to the front to give the stunt an added effect.

TIP: Practice this stunt on the ground by having another person help by lifting your leg.

 

Base - Approach a Toss Scorpion just like you would any other toss stunt. Keep in mind that one should not cut the toss short. Follow all the way through to the top. Make sure you spot for the flier’s right foot. It is important that you spot the foot in order to find the correct grip position. Your arms should be completely extended at this time. Grab the foot and squeeze, shrugging all the way through to the top. Now turn 45° to your right. Squeeze hard for the finish as the flier pulls her scorpion

TIP: stabilize this and other stunts by squeezing through your hands, not adjusting through your shoulders.  This will make the flier more comfortable and the stunt look stabilized.