LISTO: Means ready in Spanish.
HEP: GO NOW!!!
BOARD: Platform that the flyer takes off from
BISCUIT: The board worker taking care of you on the platform and serving the bar
LINE-PULLER: The person you want to be really nice to since they are saving your life by holding the safety lines attached to your belt.
GOOD TAKE OFF: the correct position to leave the board to maintain swing height
TRICK: Maneuver that you do on, or off the bar to the catch
DISMOUNT: The last trick, done to the net (by catcher or flyer)
BREAK: When the flyer kicks their legs backwards before a trick.
NET TRICK: Maneuver that you do after bouncing once in the net
CATCH: The catcher grips you by the wrists from your trick to swing together.
SWEEP: The motion used during the swing with the lower body to maintain height and power.
SET: Final position like sitting in a chair for a breaking trick.
DRIVE: The final point after the break in which you need to elevate your body into the air to complete your trick.
‘NO LINES’: To fly on the trapeze without safety lines and safety belt.
FLY BAR: This is what is used to fly on the trapeze and weighs 3-8 lbs, Usually a stainless steel bar.
CATCH BAR: The bar that the catcher swings from
RETURN BAR: The bar that is timed and tossed to the person returning from the catcher, back to the platform.
NET RASH: This is when your body slides across the net and gets abraded. Clothing helps prevent this!
RETURN: When you perform a trick to the wrists of a catcher and return back to the fly bar.
‘NO BAR’: Yelled by the people on the board if the return bar will not be on time. You should prepare to dismount to the net.
RISE: A bar used on the platform so that you can take off from a higher point
‘NET…CLEAR!’: Called out as both a question and response to make sure there is no one on or under the net
Tricks working on:
Check out the Frequent Flyer Logbook. You get one when you join the club.