This is a newly created page for Jacob Brown and Debbie Collis. Here you can find acro videos, Patreon Tutorials, our calendar of events, picture gallery, and more. If you are on mobile the menu is the three lines at the upper right. If the text seems too small you can pinch zoom. On desktop you can search with Control F for pc and Apple F for mac.
The best of lists is without a doubt the best thing on this site. Scroll down and you can see all the moves. The Categories section is an index which takes you to different types of acro.
On mobile the links take you to the YouTube app or to a new tab in your browser. Go back to jacobanddebbieacro.com by hitting the back button on your browser or by switching back to your browser app. There is more information about each video such as creators of move in the YouTube description. On mobile you find this by clicking on a small triangular button at the bottom right of the YouTube video.
A note on safety... Acro can be dangerous to the initiated. Use spotters and practice accurate self assessment.
Click on a category below and the link will take you to more of each item.
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.
These could be called the most commonly done washing machines. There are hundreds of washing machines out there. This list will help you cut to the chase and start with ones which many other people know.
For beginners, even the easiest washing machines are very difficult. Debbie and I don't consider someone to be intermediate until they can do barrel rolls, high barrel rolls, and ninja stars confidently. Therefore a list of best washing machines for beginners can be useful. I have them in order from easier to more challenging.
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.
This section is for washing machines which help you learn long symmetrical washing machines. Debbie and I have found that only certain machines can be used to make a long symmetrical washing machine, such as the Perfect Spiral. Be sure to practice both sides!
Symmetrical Washing machines are a different kind of washing machines. They cause the flyer to turn in figure 8s rather then just a circle.
After making my first few symmetrical washing machines this is the kind I have been making almost exclusively. Debbie and I have made many with our friends.
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 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.
This is a fun category with many entries. As you can see they make sweet acro pictures.
These are standing acrobatics moves. The moves listed are ones which Jacob and Debbie love to do.
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.
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.
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, eg how many perfect storms in a minute, or no limit, eg how many ninja stars before they collapse from exhaustion.