Extension Fulldown

 

 

Start with an Elevator Extension as explained on page 20.

 

Flier- Waite for your bases dip. On the count of READY, 1, 2 you want to think DOWN, UP right away as if you were saying READY 1, 2, DOWN, UP.  This will give you your timing and help you ride your pop.  Now for fulldown: Use the count of the word DOWN to drop you shoulders slightly so that on the word UP you think about lifting up with your shoulders and your chest. Right after you lift, cross your arms across your body (ARMS STRAIGHT) to the left, tuck your chin to your left shoulder, kick your left heel slightly behind, and bump your right hip up to initiate your fulldown.  Remember to keep your legs straight and together as you spin.   As you begin to come around look to the front, open up, and squeeze your abs to stop your rotation. Pike your legs up to a cradle position then grab you bases with both arms firmly around their head/shoulders to assist with the catch.

 

Back spot- Start with your hands on the flier’s ankles.  On count after the bases dip, go with the flier’s spin by pushing her right foot slightly forward and bring her left foot slightly back.  After the throw, leave your arms up in fists. As she comes down hook under the flier’s armpits and squeeze her into your for the cradle.

TIP: if you cannot reach the ankles, then grab the bases’ wrists.

 

Right Base –Keep your arms locked.  Dip with you legs and pop with your shoulders. Pop the flier off of your hands by pushing the flier’s right foot to your right. Just go with the flier’s spin and do not fight her rotation.  Leave your hands up then catch high and absorb with your legs for the cradle

 

Left Base - Keep your arms locked.  Dip with you legs and pop with your shoulders. . Pop the flier off of your hands by pushing the flier’s left foot to your right. Just go with the flier’s spin and do not fight her rotation.  Leave your hands up then catch high and absorb with your legs for the cradle