Elevator Scorpion

 

 

 

 

Start with an Elevator, but you will all face to your right so that the audience can see the scorpion.

 

Flier – From elevator wait for the base’s dip.  Ride up to the top of the base’s extension by squeezing your abs, placing your weight in inside of the right foot, and keep your feet together.  When stable pull your scorpion position right away.  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.

 

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.

TIP: 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.