If you are new to stunting, you must begin by learning all of the positions in a stunt: the Base, the Flyer, and the Spotter. Remember, you should eventually learn all of the positions but master at least one. Here is a breakdown of each position.
The Base: I am starting with the base because that is where the stunt begins as the Base is the person on the bottom. You may think to yourself, “My arms aren't very muscular so I can not be a Base”. Guess what, that does not matter because basing a stunt is ALL in the legs. Using the correct techniques will make stunting easier for you and your team.
To strengthen or legs, there are several exercises you can do like squats or lunges. Please see our CONDITIONING SECTION for exercise tips.
The Flyer: If you're a Flyer, you are the person in the air and I bet you might be really excited. Warning: your job isn't all fun and games! You must work just as hard as your bases do. For some tips to make your job easier, please click on FLYER TIPS. Just like the Base, using correct techniques will make stunting safer for you and your teammates.
The Spotter: The Spotter is the person that makes sure that the Flyer does not fall. In most stunts, you have several spotters including Back Spotters and Front Spotters. Remember, in all stunts, YOU MUST HAVE A SPOTTER! In the most basic of stunts, someone can fall and get hurt, so use a spotter for every stunt.
* The Back Spotter: The Back Spotter is usually the tallest girl so that you can reach the flyers legs or ankles.
* The Front Spotter: The Front Spotter is not always needed in every stunt but having one makes your stunt a lot safer and usually makes the Flyer feel locked in and more secure.
For a list of beginning stunts, click BEGINNING STUNTS in our Stunt section.