Too Tall To Fly???

Discussion in 'Cheer Newbies' started by cali kate, Mar 30, 2020.

  1. cac4life

    cac4life They call me Susie

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    This is very true. Some people prefer shorter flyers, but some of the best flyers in the industry like Ryan cummings and kenly pope are very tall and very amazing. I personally think tall flyers with there long legs look better in the air, it just looks so graceful.

     
  2. brookietherookie

    brookietherookie I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    Hi Cali Kate,

    At 13, you are probably still cheering with girls who have barely started/haven't finished puberty yet. Itty bitty girls are just easier for flying purposes, but you might find that later on in high school things even out a bit more. I am 5'3.5" and I was a flyer in college. Some coaches like the look of taller flyers because our legs look pretty in stretches!

    For now, I agree that you should take what position is offered to you, but if you are really passionate about flying you might consider upkeeping your skills with some all star flying classes or private coaching sessions. This way, you will be ready to fly if a position opens up later in high school or college.
     
  3. Nicolecheernc

    Nicolecheernc I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    I think it depends on your team, coach, and how tight you are. My daughter is SUPER tall- the tallest person on her all-star team (senior 3 co-Ed) AND school varsity team- and she’s a flyer for both teams (15, 5’9”, 118 lbs)