Elevator Hi Torch

 

 

 

 

Start with an Elevator

 

Flier-As the bases extend, begin to shift your weight and right foot to the center of the stunt. Make sure you are hollowing out your body, squeezing your abs, keeping your legs together, and keeping your head up. Right before the stunt is fully extended you want to turn your chest to the right (front), pull your left leg up by the knee, and pull your left hip up. Remember to keep your weight in the inside of your right foot. Hit A Hi-V to pull your chest up and complete the stunt. Your right leg should be locked at all times and should never bend. Your left thigh should be parallel to the ground and level enough to balance an item on it.

Back spot-Start with the flier’s ankles with your corresponding hands. As the flier goes up. Work your left hand to assist with the flier’s right ankle (so you have 2 hands on her ankle). Then Squeeze up for the finish.

Right base- Start with your elevator grip. On count extend the flier up and slightly to the center. Make sure the entire time that you are squeezing her foot for support.

NOTE: make sure the flier is slightly on the ball of her foot. You do not want her on her heel OR all the way on her toes.

Left base- Start with your elevator grip. On count guide the flier up and slightly toward the center. Before you hit the top of the stunt, quickly place your right hand under the flier’s foot and your left hand on top of your flier’s foot. Squeeze for support to finish.
 

TIP: If one base is weaker than the other and timing is off, make sure you just stay tight.  DO NOT try to compensate by bending either one of your legs OR the base that is holding your straight leg foot will get all of the weight.

 

TIP: If the other base is struggling, make sure you wait for him/her to catch up to you OR the stunt will fall if they do not have the strength to finish.