Stunting is the major part of Cheerleading. This is when you see people getting tossed in the air. Stunting could not be possible without the help of each athlete.
In a stunt group there is usually four people. A flyer, the person who gets thrown into the air, two bases, the people who are holding the flyers feet when they are in the air, and one third, who is behind the flyer at all times watching their back side. The flyer must stay super tight to be able to go into the air. If she is not tight she will fall. The bases are what I like to call “Power Houses”, they are all the strength and power which puts up a flyer.
I am a flyer in my stunt group. The types of stunts we pull in front of an audience are things like: Double-Base, Extension, Torch, Lib, and Baskets (I will provided pictures of my stunt group at the end to show you what these stunts look like). Most of these stunts I full out of, which means I spin myself in the air and into my group, were they catch me.
Cheerleading is the most dangerous sport, due to things like stunting. If the group is not paying attention they could easily cause harm to one another. Communication is key when working in a stunt group.
As dangerous as stunting is, it is also a blast when you hit your stunts as a group. It feels so good to accomplish such a thing. Who ever thought to lift people above their heads and try to perform different skills must of been crazy.
Stunt: Lib, pulling an Arabesque
Stunt: Fulling out of a stunt