Grasshopper

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The flyer and base are facing each other. The flyer has its arms slightly bend and its hands lightly on the shoulders of its base.

The base now gives a small tap on the hips of the flyer after which the flyer initiates its jump. Simultaneous the base goes with the tempo down and grabs the knees of the flyer just above the knees.

The base then extends the jump of the flyer by lifting a bit. The flyer first jump up, and pikes at the highest point, over the head of the base. Now the head of the flyer is behind the head of the base and the flyers' hips straight above the head of the base.

The base continues to lift and the stretched its arms upwards and in front.

The flyer stays in shape. It is important that the pike remains fixed. When the pike is too small (strong), the base needs to carry the flyer a bit too high, and when the pike is too large the flyer lies on the head of the base.

In the trick the flyer needs to dare to go over the head of the base, certainly the first few times it will feel 'as if' into the hole behind the base. However, the balance stays straight above the base, because the flyers' legs remain in front of the base.

If the grasshopper is up, the flyer bends the lower legs. This tensions the muscles on the upper legs making it easy for the base to carry.

When the position is stable, the base can also carry the flyer onto one hand/knee.

If this is also stable, it can continue to a high butterfly/side star.

Variations: 

You can also start the grasshopper from a knee-grada.

Spotting: 

At the upper arms of the flyer, especially in the final position, to prevent the flyer dropping behind the base. Its possible the base needs to walk in front or in the back to balance a flyer.

Grasshopper
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Deutsch: Heuschrecke Eglish: Grasshopper Srpskohrvatski: Skakavac
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