Base – A person who is in direct contact with the performing surface and is supporting another person’s weight.
Cradle – Dismount from a stunt/pyramid/toss in which the top person lands in a face-up, semi-piked position.
Cupie/Awesome – A stunt in which both of the top person’s feet are in one hand of the base.
Dive Roll – An aerial forward roll where the feet of the performer are at or above the performer’s waist prior to the hands making contact with the performing surface.
Flatback – A stunt in which the top person is in a face-up, straight-body position parallel to the performing surface.
Flip – When a person is airborne while the feet pass over the head.
Height-increasing Apparatus – Any type of equipment that increases the height of a skill.
Helicopter Toss – A stunt in which the top person is tossed into the air with the body parallel to the ground and completes a 360 degree horizontal rotation (like the blades of a helicopter.)
Loading Position – Any intermediate position below shoulder level that uses continuous motion to put a top person in a stunt or pyramid. Examples: Elevator/sponge load, basket load, smoosh, scoop from the back, etc.
Middle – A person who is being supported by a base while also supporting a top person.
Pyramid – A skill in which a top person is being supported by a middle layer person.
Rewind – Skill in which the top person starts with BOTH FEET on the ground, is tossed into the air and performs a backward or side rotation into a stunt, pyramid or loading position (this would include a cradle).
Spotter – A person who is responsible for assisting or catching the top person in a partner stunt or pyramid. This person cannot be in a position of providing primary support for a top person but must be in a position to protect the top person coming off of a stunt or pyramid.
Stunt – A skill in which a top person is supported by a base or bases.
Top – A person who is either being supported by another while off of the performing surface or who has been tossed into the air by another person.
Toss – A movement by a participant or group of participants that propels a person into the air so that the person is airborne (i.e., free of contact with the performing surface).