Basket toss

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A Basket Toss is a stunt performed in cheerleading using 3 or more bases to toss a flyer into the air. Two of the bases interlock their hands. While in the air, the flyer does some type of jump, ranging from toe-touches to herkies before returning to the cradle.[1]

Bases[edit]

The person or persons who stays in contact with the floor while lifting a flyer into a stunt.[2]

Flyer[edit]

The person that is held or tossed into the air by the bases in a stunt.[3]

Toe-Touch[edit]

A jump where the legs are straddled, and extended, toes pointed, and arms in the T-motion. Documented as the most common cheerleader jump.[4]

Herkies[edit]

It is named for Lawrence Herkimer, the founder of the National Cheerleaders Association.[5] A jump where one leg is out to the side in a toe touch position and the other leg is bent toward the ground. Herkies vary from a left to a right herkie. In a left herkie, the left leg is straight with the right leg bent toward the ground, and vice versa for a right herkie. Herkies are also called hurdlers because the way a person jumps a hurdle in track has the same leg position.[6]

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