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Discussion in 'Random' started by Ashley, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    Down with chair sits. I hate those things.

    I think even the most mature, veteran cheerleaders think, “That... looks suggestive.”

    I don’t understand why you wouldn’t do a shoulder sit instead? It’s about the same height and way more comfortable.

     
  2. cheerbowgirl101

    cheerbowgirl101 Cheer Stalker

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    Wow, I have been around the block quite a few times and I have not really ever heard of a “chair sit”. Can I ask what that is(especially compared to a shoulder sit, of which I am intimately familiar)?
     
  3. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    It’s typically a coed stunt where the flyer sits on the base’s extended arm/hand, usually seen on college sidelines.

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/214765475960578795/

    It just looks so uncomfortable to me and there are so many other more impressive stunts that require comparable effort you could do instead.
     
  4. WinstonsGirl

    WinstonsGirl I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    Yes, they are super uncomfortable. A hard small point right on the sits bones. Chairs suck
     
  5. dat.jpp

    dat.jpp Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    Could someone send me the meme about the guy wearing that pink/purple feathered unicorn thing on his head pretending to be on Cheer Savannah? I totally forgot about it!
     
  6. cheerbowgirl101

    cheerbowgirl101 Cheer Stalker

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    Ah thank you. I know exactly what it is, just not by name
     
  7. Thinkpositivethoughts

    Thinkpositivethoughts Cheer Stalker

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    Well it is safe to say that this pandemic has caused former high school classmates of mine to go a bit coco for Cocoa Puffs.
     
  8. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    Been watching a lot of cheer videos and seeing some technique variations.

    1. What is this “buckets” motion (arms extended straight in front, aka “candlesticks”) kids are doing in toe touches now?

    2. Why are kids jumping during baskets? I understand the reflex to do so, but isn’t that technically a major no-no since bases can’t leave the performance surface?
     
  9. retiredl5cheer

    retiredl5cheer Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    1. I'm going to guess that candlesticks can look more uniform than low-v because it's easier to get everyone's arms in the same place.

    2. Some coaches encourage jumping in baskets as a way to teach athletes how to follow all the way through with their toss.
     
  10. cheerbowgirl101

    cheerbowgirl101 Cheer Stalker

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    The buckets motion...my coaches would straight up murder me. I watch revered athletes do it, and it makes me cringe. Their hands aren’t even in fists, also? So it has to be intentional.
     
  11. cheerbowgirl101

    cheerbowgirl101 Cheer Stalker

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    Question: How many floors does CEA Kernersville have? Am I crazy, or is it just the one they’ve always filmed videos on?
     
  12. Eyes On The Prize

    Eyes On The Prize Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    IIRC, they have a main floor and then a second, smaller floor for tumbling.
     
  13. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    When did they start doing low V’s? Am I completely out of touch? We’re over here doing T’s still.
     
  14. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    I don’t think the fists/blades re: toe touch debate will ever be resolved. We switched between the two in high school depending on the coach. There is no consensus it seems.
     
  15. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    T approach with fists > blades.

    I'd even take a low v.