Xwing

 

 

 

 

 


 

 You need 16 people (6 fliers, 2 spots, and 8 bases)

  

Start with a shoulder stand in the middle, 2 shoulder sits facing out next to that, 2 shoulder stands facing out next to the shoulder sits, and 2 elevators on the ends facing to out to the side.  The 2 spots will remain in the back next to the shoulder stands. There are 2 way for the elevator fliers (top fliers) to get into this.  On the video they flip and I will discuss this below, but for right now I will explain the easier way (backward leapfrog).  The top flier will put her hands down at her side with her hands flipped up.  The base flier from the shoulder stand will grab a thumb to thumb grip with the top flier in front of her (the base flier's hand is on top).  On count the bases will dip and slightly toss and guide the top flier back over the base flier.  When this is happening the base flier will fall back and flip the wrist of the top flier.  Once they have thrown, the elevator bases will move over and support the thighs and the lower back of the base flier.  The top flier will remain tight as she is tossed onto of the base flier and resist through her arms using her shoulders.  The top flier should land on the belly of the base flier as the base flier lays flat on her back.  Now the shoulder sit will come up from the back corner and place her hands on the upper back of the base flier. The shoulder stand flier in the middle will bend down with his legs and grab the front wrists of the top fliers.

 

As the pyramid dips up to hit the Xwing, the bases of the base fliers step back, the elevator bases pop up the base flier to a 45  angle position, the shoulder sit walks underneath the base flier and braces her upper back, the middle shoulder stand pulls up on the top fliers wrists and grabs underneath for her forearm, as base flier pushes the top flier up she places her frontal forearm under the frontal foot of the top flier and her backside arm on the shin, and the top flier pushes off of the base flier, does a 45  turn to the front and places both feet on the base flier.  When the pyramid is stable, the top fliers pull their stretches for the finish.

 

MORE difficult (the flip): The top flier will put her arms up and grab a thumb to thumb grip with the base flier behind her (the base flier's hand is on top).  On count the bases will dip and firmly toss the top flier up and slightly back over the base flier.  When this is happening the base flier will fall back and try as hard as she can to keep the top flier over her by pushing up.  Once they have thrown, the elevator bases will move over and support the thighs and the lower back of the base flier.  The top flier must think about executing a backtuck, but she has to take it up and slightly back.  As she comes around and sees the base flier, she needs to push through her arms and control herself down onto the base flier.  The top flier should land on the belly of the base flier as the base flier lays flat on her back.