You need 12 people
(5 fliers and 7 bases). You may need extra spotters
Start with a
ground up elevator in the middle or just a regular
Elevator. Then have
shoulder stands next to the elevator and shoulder sits on the outside.
Connect the shoulder sits and shoulder stands making sure the lower
fliers have their palms up while the higher fliers have their palms
down. Remember this is just an effect and you should barley be
touching. Do not use the other for balancing or you might take the
whole pyramid down.
Now for the
liberty. You may start from ground up or just an elevator position.
We will start from elevator. From elevator, the right base will
continue up with their grip. The back base/spotter will grab the ankle
of the flier and squeeze (if they cannot reach, then grab the base’s
wrist). The left base will guide the flier up and to the middle, then
let go and immediately place his/her right hand under the flier’s
right foot, and his/her left hand on top the flier’s right foot and
squeeze tight. The flier will ride up from the elevator to a liberty
position and place both hands on top of the shoulder stands with her
palms facing down. This pyramid will give you a tree effect. Smile
for the finish.
NOTE. You can add
more people to the end to make it bigger OR take the shoulder sits
away to make it smaller. Try spinning the pyramid in a circle to give
an even more added effect.