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Formations commonly used by the Perris Organizers
Least experienced person is rear float, next is inside front, next is inside rear, most is front float.
Rear float: hold the bar with both hands, stand up straight, don't lean or crouch, just let go and fly.
Inside front: hold arm grippers of floater's left arm, right arm up, jump UP and out. Do NOT be late (early is better).
Inside rear: hold inside front's legstrap (not gripper), hold rear float's right arm gripper. Exit straight out, present and put the inside front person above you.
Front float: take rear float's left legstrap, give a good count, present hard and make it happen, sometimes spinning it counter clockwise can save it from bad timing / presentation.
Donut (Left Hand)
Donut (Right Hand)
A 2 way star with side-bodies on opposite sides.
A 2 way compressed with side-bodies attached
Sometimes called a round. Possibly, the most basic of formations, every one just holds hands.
Both Hands on legs, inside grips shown, but any combination of inside & outside are ok
Hands to legs, bodies parallel
Just back up from the Compressed version...
Leg with one hand, other hand holds you partner.
Hold the side of the body
Hand to leg, parallel
Two jumpers hand gripping each other, and hand gripping legs of the formation.
Stinger / Slot-Flake
Stinger:A jumper gripping the legs of two jumpers, looking through their hand grips. Called a "stinger" when the two are part of a zipper.
Slot flake: A jumper gripping the legs of two jumpers, looking through their hand grips. Called slot flake when the two are part of a loop or round.
Diamonds - Opposed, Stairstep, True
They May be a girls best friend, but they also make great building blocks for larger formations.
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