Elevator Scale

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. At the top, hit your scale by bending your left leg up to your left arm. Grab the front side of your ankle (under your shin), and straighten both your arm and leg. Your leg should end up pointing at a 45°angle. At the same time make a right fist and have it pointing in the other direction at a 45° angle for the finish.

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.