Welcome to Jacob and Debbie Acrobatics


Best Washing Machines

These are the best washing machines around, in our humble opions, according to Jacob and Debbie. (FLF) means flyer leans forward. (FLB) means flyer leans back. "Regular" and "Reverse" are arbitrary designations. Typically the "regular" version is the direction in which the machine was first tried.




J and D Washing Machines

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.

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.

  1. Bananas
  2. Circuit Runner
  3. Frankenstein
  4. Gargantua
  5. Mandlebrot
  6. Naked Singularities
  7. Nimble Infinity
  8. Sewing Machine
  9. Sit and Spin/Papaya Twist
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J and D Symmetrical Washing Machines

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



Really Really Long

Group Washing Machines

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

  1. Alioop
  2. Bat Throne Machine
  3. Hobsatron 9000
  4. Infinininja
  5. Musical Chairs
  6. Ships at Night
  7. Through the Hole
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J and D Group Washing Machines

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.




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.

  1. Front Walk Over
  2. 3 Split Lift
  3. Back Walk Over Lift
  4. 180 Lift
  5. Ballroom Lift
  6. Jump to Crotch to Face
  7. Cradle Flip
  8. Cartwheel off Shoulder Face Away
  9. Cartwheel off Shoulder Facing
  10. Eric and Miyoko Lift
  11. Lift, Cradle, Walk Over
  12. Morgan Lift
  13. Mambo Lift
  14. Fish Flip
  15. Eagle Lift
  16. Faith Lift 1
  17. Faith Lift 2
  18. Faith Lift 3
  19. Roll to High Rev Bird
  20. Reverse Shoulder Sit
  21. Table Top
  22. Scarf
  23. Twirl Jump to Cradle
  24. Flip Rewind
  25. Off Shoulder Lift
  26. Heart to Heart
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J and D Acro Dance, Flow, Routines, Music Videos

Acro dance routines, Flows, and Music Videos created by Jacob and Debbie and others.

  1. Sept 9th, 2018
  2. Dec 9th, 2017
  3. Aug 19th, 2018
  4. ARTT 2017 Flow
  5. Oct 20th, 2018
  6. Feb 16th, 2018
  7. IAC Performance 2017
  8. 2018 NW Acro Camp Icarian
  9. Jacob and Morgan Aug 25, 2015
  10. Jacob and Morgan Aug 9th 2017
  11. 2015 Acro Retrospect
  12. Jacob Debbie Cali Tour
  13. Jacob and Andrea Feb 21, 2015
  14. Monroe Park Feb 17 2015
  15. Jacob's 31st Birthday
  16. Shut up and Acro
  17. Rainforest Acro
  18. Acro Love 2015
  19. Burning Man 2015
  20. Acro under Bridge
  21. That's Amore Apr 6, 2017
  22. Country Fair 2017
  23. Paddle Board Acro
  24. Acro Video Day 8-15-2017
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Acro Dance, Flows, Routines, Music Videos on the Web

These are flows. Flows do not come back to the same point like washing machines. They are usually longer than a washing machine and resemble more a choreographed dance. i have standing and L-base in this category

  1. The Cosmic Dancer
  2. Flow of Many Weapons
  3. Expedition Experience Ultimate
  4. Matt  and Chelsea  2011
  5. Bruno Knickerbocker Fight Scene
  6. Shannon Gray and Islando 2011
  7. Luigi & Fra 2018
  8. Duo Maintenant Sensual Version
  9. Duo Maintenant Mar 24th 2012
  10. Gravity Destruction
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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.

  1. Curly Q
  2. Drunken Sailor
  3. Ezra Moves
  4. Partner Cartwheels
  5. Partner Cartwheels 2
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Counterbalances, Poses, Flags

This is a fun category with many entries. As you can see they make sweet acro pictures.

  1. Crotch Lever
  2. Counter Balance 1
  3. Counter Balance 2
  4. Drifter
  5. Double Shoulder Stagger
  6. Four Person Flag
  7. Lean Split
  8. Lovers Pose
  9. Morgan Pose
  10. Pyramid
  11. Sextant
  12. Split Lever
  13. Spiderman Kiss
  14. Rev H2H Pose
  15. Totem Pole
  16. Throne Face Away
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J and D Counterbalances, Poses, & Flags

Poses Created by Jacob and Debbie and their friends.

  1. The Ferdinand
  2. The Mustache
  3. Liberty Balance
  4. Hand Stand on Leg
  5. The W
  6. Throne Facing
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These are standing acrobatics moves. The moves listed are ones which Jacob and Debbie love to do.


  1. Flag
  2. Reverse Flag
  3. Adam Flag
  4. Thigh Stand Variations
  5. Thigh Stand Facing
  6. Thigh Stand Face Away
  7. Deep Thigh Stand Face Away
  8. Two High
  9. Titanics Facing
  10. Titanics Face Away
  11. Chick Magnet Variation



  1. Dolphin
  2. Fake Cannonball
  3. Vishnu Roll Down and Up
  4. Ring Toss
  5. Dirty Bird AKA Obscene Pickup
  6. High Shoulderstand Getup
  7. Toss to Hand Stand on Shoulders
  8. Torch
  9. Jump to Reverse H2H
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Icarian, Pops, & Whips

I thought I should put all these together because some moves are whips, pops, and icarian all at the same time. This is generally in order from easy to hard. 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.




  1. Bird Cage
  2. Martini
  3. Throne Forward 360 Whip
  4. Bird, Throne, Bed Machine
  5. Icarian Back Whips
  6. Side Semi
  7. Sequence 1-23-2018
  8. Crepe
  9. Icarian Front Tucks
  10. 360 Reverse Bird
  11. Walk Over Pops
  12. Whale Whip 360s
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Icarian Inspiration

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

  1. Addis Brothers
  2. Fratelli Rossi
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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.

  1. Ralph 1
  2. Ralph 2
  3. Ralph 3
  4. Ralph 4
  5. Ralph 5
  6. Ralph 6
  7. Ralph 7
  8. Ralph 8
  9. Ralph 9
  10. Walk Over
  11. Paintbrush Flow
  12. Laura Lebron Ralphs
  13. Rachel Rubin Ralphs
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The Uncategorizable

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

  1. Double Monkey
  2. Pinwheel
  3. Alien Walk
  4. Tagada
  5. Butt to Butt Rolls
  6. Cuddle to F2F
  7. Lever to RH2H
  8. Spider Launch to Rev Bird
  9. Lawn Mower
  10. 3 High Ninja
  11. Flying Folk Dance
  12. Pancakes
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  14. Russian Rolls
  15. Promenade Pendulum
  16. Acro Crawl
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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.

  1. YouTube Public Acro Playlist
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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.

  1. Perfect Storms
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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.

  1. Monkey Frog Conveyer Belt
  2. Whale Whip Line
  3. Throne Bat Star Conveyer Belt
  4. Propeller Conveyer Belt
  5. Squirrel Pops
  6. Train
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