You need 16+ people (5 fliers and 11+ bases).


Start with a ground up elevator in the middle.  Practice this first without the side fliers and without using the flier’s arms to get a push.  The back spot needs to give the flier and good toss by placing her hands on the flier’s waist and tossing.  After the toss make sure you grab the flier’s thighs right away for stability.


For the side fliers, start on the ground with your outside leg on the ground and your inside leg placed on the hip of the middle flier. Connect arms by having the outside girls on top and the middle girl’s hands on the bottom.  Practice this to the point where the pyramid will be sturdy as it goes up.  When the flier’s feel comfortable, have the outside base place her hands under the flier’s outside foot in an elevator grip.  If the weight of the flier is unbearable, outside base place your foot under the flier’s then grab for the grip.  This way you are using your foot to take on the weight.  Now the inside base can do any number of grips for this pyramid. I am going to suggest that your hand facing the crowd should go on the fliers shin while the hand away should be placed under the flier’s foot if at all possible. Back spot will either grab thigh and ankle then help, OR try to toss the flier from the back the help by stabilizing the thigh and ankle as the flier is lifted. Remember spots need to help lift at all times or the pyramid will not go up smoothly. 


Now as the bottom level is ready, on count everyone dips and lifts together.  Fliers have to remain tight and squeeze through their arms and legs, and they cannot bend through at the waist or the pyramid will fall.  Timing of the 3 different parts is essential as well.  Make sure you practice timing with one another time and again.  Try mixing your stronger bases throughout the pyramid to even it out.  Everyone needs to hit at the same time.  To finish off the pyramid, have 2 pod liberties hitch to the pockets of the outside fliers. Hit your Hi-Vs for the finish.


NOTE:  To add variety have the hitches hitch to the pyramid from the side.  Your outside bases with then need to grab the feet with their outside hands.