Base lies on back with knees bent and feet flat on floor, straight arms lifted upwards. Top steps between baseís legs, places hands on baseís knees (or on thighs near knees) and shoulders in baseís hands. Top may have to bend arms to place shoulders in baseís hands but then straightens them before proceeding. (Figure 8A) Throughout stunt, top must maintain head inclined backwards, looking at baseís eyes.
Top either kicks one leg upwards and then brings other leg next to first leg in vertical position or jumps from both legs into tucked position (Figure 8B) . . .
and then extends legs into straight, vertical position. (Figure 8C)
Stunt ends by reversing motion, with top returning to original position.
Spotting: Spotter stands at topís back or side and holds one thigh of top with both hands.
Variation: Stunt can be ended by top arching body, always maintaining head inclined backwards, and falling over into backbend. Base pushes against topís shoulders to aid top to come to stable stand. (To add another element, top could perform forward roll after landing on feet.)
Lead-up: Top can practice headstands and/or assisted handstands in order to get used to the inverted, vertical body position.
Note: If top has trouble getting into inverted position, base can bend arms slightly so that topís shoulders and hands are approximately at the same height.