Why do other sports always insist on telling cheerleaders cheerleading isn’t a sport. We aren’t going to purposefully find your ass to say “basketball isn’t a sport all, all you do is carry a ball” but y'all go out of your way to tell us you have a giant wad of panties in your ass. My abs are better than yours. Think about that.
Mock flyers I did for Le Mouvement Final based on the flyers of Classic Myu’s iconic Stars shows Eien Densetsu (”Eternal Legend” 1997) and Eien Densetsu Kaiteiban (1998).
With and without the Chibi Chibi duo, and one more direct replica for a hypothetical musical inspired by Eien’s storyline.
I wanted a similar title, not the same one, but I didn’t like the options I came up with in French and Spanish (the languages used in the New Myu titles), so I kept the name, but this time in Spanish (which kinda ties in with La Reconquista :P) - and so we have “Leyenda Eterna”. I wish I knew what the original flyers say on the right side, but I don’t know Japanese, so XD
Tumble- either one or a serious of various backflips/gymnastics skills
Stunt- when one to four people lift (generally) one person in the air, where the flyer performs any number of tricks or skills in the air
Pyramid- a series of difficult stunts put together, typically near the end of the routine and the flyers hold hands/hold on to each other a lot; a great place for scoring points and a major part of the score sheet
Needle- when a person has a very flexible back and can lift their leg behind their head at a 180° or more angle with their other leg.
Dorito- what a beginner’s scorpion is called, typically when they do not have a flexible back; similar to a needle, though the person’s legs make a 90° or so angle instead of 180.
Stick- when a cheerleader lands a tumbling pass perfectly and keeps their feet glued to the floor once the pass or skill is over.
“Whip it out”- what people say when you are working on a new tumbling pass and it’s time to just do it already
Hit hit hit pull- what people yell during a level four or five jump sequence, to help the cheerleaders remember to be sharp in the jumps and set high during the connected tumbling skill.
Hit hit squeeze- what people yell when the flyer is doing a kick double basket toss.
Werk- what you need to do to be a good cheerleader
Elite stunt- a stunt typically in the middle of the routine, often after running tumbling, which is a great place to wow the judges and earn some killer points.
Running tumbling- hen a person takes one or more steps into a round-off and then does a series of tumbling skills.
Standing tumbling- when a person does a one singular or a series of tumbling skills from a stand-still position.
Comp- short for competition, because “competition” is just too long to spell every time.
Uni- short for uniform; it sounds like you know what you’re talking about when you use this.
Tick tock- when the flyer switches feet while in the air; the bases release the foot and then catch the opposite foot a second later.
Set- when a tumbler spots a place on the wall for a second and goes straight up, using their arms and shoulders to lift them off the ground, performed after a round-off or back handspring to prepare for a higher skill; what every tumbler needs to learn to do.
Dip- a very small bounce where the bases prepare to go up or down in a stunt.
Pop- a slightly bigger dip, usually used when preparing for stunts that involve a lot of power such as a slip or double down.
Sponge- when the flyer is in starting position in a squat at the base’s belly buttons
Half/Prep- when the bases have their elbows bent and their hands at their chest, and the flyer’s ankles are about at the base’s mouth level
Extension- when the bases have their arms straight and elbows locked above their heads in a stunt.
Lib- stands for liberty; when one leg is bent and the foot is placed next to the other leg’s knee.
Bow and Arrow- when the person’s leg is held by the opposite side’s hand over the head, and the other hand is in front of the leg usually making a fist.
Tilt- when an extremely flexible person hyper-extends in a heel stretch; what most people think they can do when really they can’t at all.
#–OD- stands for “#– or die,” a pretty nasty yet common saying for fierce teams
Mat- the big (generally) blue spring floor we cheer on
Eat mat- when a person completely falls and wipes out during a standing tumbling pass
Line- the tape that holds together each panel on the mat; also see: if you have to tumble on these, god bless
Space- between each line on the mat
Tight- what every cheerleader should be; when you squeeze your body and tense all muscles.
Bobble- when a stunt shakes and may fall
Touch down- when a person touches the mat at the end of their tumbling pass
Bust- when a person fails to finish a tumbling pass
Full- when a person rotates their body sideways during a backflip
Tease- hair that is combed backwards and makes you look fierce
Sloppy- what my coach screams at me as i’m trying not to throw up during the routine
Voice overs- the only thing that will save your terrible music
Honey- what to call me if you want to get slapped; typically used in sassy voice overs
Tea- the shit; amazingness
What’s the tea?- what you ask when you know you are the shit
to serve- what you should do 24/7, especially in cheer routines. also see werk.
SAVE IT!- what people scream as a stunt is falling and they want you to keep it in the air.
Partner stunt- when one single base lifts one single flyer
Beast mode- as in beast mode activated; typically when two girls participate in a partner stunt or when an unexpected tumblr pulls out an amazing pass.
Full out- did you mean death?
“Lets work on the dance”- the biggest sigh of relief you will ever hear
Ride- when you pull your arms and shoulders up while flying up in a basket toss
Cupie- when the flyer’s feet are right next to each other in a stunt; flyer usually goes to cupie when sponging
8 Count man- what we hear when we fall asleep
*ding ding ttthhhrrrr*- girl you know that was just a kick double
Flexi- short for flexible; also see: Gabi Butler; Kelcie Burch
Hand- short for back handspring
Toe- toe touch, as in “toe hand tuck”
Whip full whip double- eddie will be calling you for smoed
USAFS- the devil of the cheer world
Basket toss- are you read to bruise your wrists?
Pike jump- you better have flexible calves
Toe touch- jump where the cheerleader splits their legs wide open to each side; where i most commonly say “i hope i didnt unexpectedly get my period