In this position base and flyer can see each other… they are facing each other. Here the flyer has the same position as in “normal” standing, the position of his feet is not changed. The center of gravity of the flyer is also right above his feet arches. Important is the correct structure of the arch (see pictures), so that the base gets a big surfaced connection. Typical mistakes are twisted in, tilted or pointed feet. These generate a punctual pressure, which makes the balancing difficult and may also be very painful. The correct foot position is created when the flyer stands with the half of the feet on an edge and pulls the toes down.
In this position, technical weaknesses quickly become noticeable. A flyer leaning slightly backwards (keeping his shoulder behind the hip line) in “normal” standing will become standing uphill very quickly because of the base correction. A flyer that seeks the connection point too far in the front foot will not find the desired stability.
The same applies to the counterhandstand … the flyer should not have to change his form! Flat wrists may hurt also within the counterhandstand.
For dynamic tricks with the base – standing – on short arms, there is the possibility that the flyer supports himself with the toes on the shoulder of the base. This support makes sense, as the flyer can better accompany the base’s throw from his shoulder, resulting in more stability and more height.