Jacob and Debbie Acrobatics

Index

Acro Dance, Flows, Routines, Music Videos on the Web

These are some inspirational acro videos

Counterbalances, Poses, & Flags by J and D

These are l-base, supine, sitting, on knees, etc, made by Jacob or Debbie or both.

Counterbalances, Poses, & Flags on the Web

These are l-base, supine, sitting, on knees, etc, not made by Jacob or Debbie.

Conveyer Belts

This is a move requiring a large group in which bases form lines and flyers move from base to base in different ways.

Dance Lifts

Dance lifts are difficult to categorize.  There is not a tradition of naming dace lifts like there is with washing machines. Debbie and I describe them rather than give them names, like "the hand stand fall over to hand stand on knee". Did we mention that we love dance lifts?! With dance lifts the base lifts the whole weight of the flyer but the moves are generally easier than standing.

Icarian, Pops, & Whips

I thought I should put all these together because some moves are whips, pops, and icarian all at the same time. When I say "Back Throne" I mean the flyer faces away from the base. When I say "Back Whip" I mean the flyer leans backwards to do the whip. FB means flyer leans back. FF means Flyer leans forward.

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

Icarian Inspiration

Icarian is one of the most amazing things that humans can do. These people are the best.

Kaleidoscope Acro

This is a link to a YouTube playlist of Kaleidoscope acro

Reciprocals

These are moves, usually done with two standing people, who lean back and forth to pick each other up in various ways. I got a lot of these from Ezra Lebank.

Rolling Sequences/Ralphs

Debbie and I decided to make a name for a type of acro we like. Rolling sequences include a lot of catherines wheels, F2H, H2H, shoulder stands, sometimes whips and pops. They stay in a vertical plane, often moving from l-base to standing and back. People ask me why I call them Ralphs. It is because I am constantly naming things and trying to come up with names which somehow signify the move. I got tired of all this contrived meaning one day so I made a completely random name.

Standing, Counterbalances, Flags

These are standing acrobatics moves. The moves listed are ones which Jacob and Debbie love to do.

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

Best Washing Machines

These are the best washing machines around, in our humble opinions, according to Jacob and Debbie.  "Regular" and "Reverse" are arbitrary designations. Typically the "regular" version is the direction in which the machine was first tried. It is not often clear what is the difference between a washing machine and a flow and there is disagreements over the definition. Generally washing goes back to their starting points and a flows do not. Washing machines are usually shorter than flows.

Easier

Medium

Harder

Washing Machines by J and D

Not all of these washing machines were made by Jacob and Debbie but they were made by at least one of the two. Many were made by Jacob before he met Debbie. Also washing machines are never made by only one person. You always have the help of at least one other person. You can see the names of the other contributors if you look in the YouTube description of each video.

Washing Machine Contests

Acro is not all about contests, but sometimes it is. These are videos in which people make records of number of times they do a certain washing machine. Sometimes with a time limit, e.g. how many perfect storms in a minute, or no limit, e.g. how many ninja stars before they collapse from exhaustion. If you have a washing machine contest message me and I will put it up.

Group Washing Machines

These are Jacob and Debbie's favorite group washing machines excluding ones made by ourselves.

Group Washing Machines by J and D

These are group washing machines made by Jacob and Debbie and their friends. To see the names of all people involved in helping to make the machine please look in the YouTube description.

Easier

Medium

Harder

Symmetrical Washing Machines

Symmetrical Washing machines are a different kind of washing machines. They cause the flyer to turn in figure 8s rather then just a circle. These are our favorite symmetrical machines made from people aside from Jacob and Debbie.

Symmetrical Washing Machines by J and D

After making our first few symmetrical washing machines this is the kind Debbie and I have been making almost exclusively.

Long

Longer

Really Really Long

The Uncategorizable

These are moves which do not fit into any of the obvious categories.

You Can Add To This List

Anyone can add to this list as long as it is an acro video on YouTube. Click on the "Add Videos" link after clicking YouTube Public Acro Playlist.