Cheerleading

Being a Back is the Best

Cheerleading

Angelina Kangail, Writer

What position is the best position in a cheer stunt group? Of course it is the back. Okay, so yeah some people might disagree that the back position isn’t the best, but let’s be honest, it is. It’s easier than being a flyer but sometimes harder than being a base.  Being a back is the best position in cheer because you’re in a comfortable form when stunting. You’re not in a squatting position like when you’re basing, and you’re not up in the air trying to balance on your teammates hands like when you’re flying.  When you back you’re standing in the back of the stunt and pulling up on the ankles of your flyer to take weight off for your bases. You keep the stunt afloat and in the air. When you get into more complicated stunts like full libs and full instead of a simple half it gets harder. Yes there are some faults to backing, the having to touch your flyers butt to help them up, the burning strain in your arms, and the occasional frustration if you’re carrying all the weight for your bases, BUT it’s all worth it. You are the back! The one they need to do full libs and cradles, and supermans, and tarzans and  the walk overs etc. You are the glue to the stunt group, the one that keeps them together, and THAT is why being a back is the best position. Backs are the glue in a stunt group, bringing the bases and the flyers together to one amazing stunt. So yes, there are faults in being a back and yes others may disagree about it being the best, but it is fun and a great position.

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